Work With Us
Who We Are
The Civilian Complaint Review Board has over 100 full-time civilian investigators. Investigators form the core of the agency's staff and lead the everyday functions necessary for fulfilling our mission. Investigators impartially review the thousands of complaints of police misconduct the agency receives each year, and recommend appropriate disciplinary action to the Board. Investigators are critical to the agency, and the role comes with a high level of learning and investment. That is why becoming an investigator requires a two year commitment.
The Agency also has over 100 support staff, ranging from prosecutors to policy specialists, and is always looking for interested candidates dedicated to impartial, independent civilian oversight to join the team. If you are interested in working with us, check out our open positions by searching for "CCRB" at nyc.gov/jobs
Interested in working at the CCRB, but don't see a job that fits your interest? Email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com
. The CCRB is always looking for candidates to fill a number of critical roles at the Agency.
Who We're Looking For
CCRB staff, first and foremost, are public servants dedicated to the Agency's broad mission of restoring public trust in the City's criminal justice system and improving police-community relations. CCRBers come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. The most successful candidates are:
- Curious. You want to understand how things work and why. You can see through the noise of a problem and ask questions that refine your perspective.
- Dogged in the pursuit of answers while being able to see different perspectives, and committed to evaluating facts beyond face value.
- Someone who can get along with your team and contribute to your team's culture.
- Flexible. This work means expertly understanding processes while being nimble enough to roll with change.
- Judicious about sensitive and confidential information, full stop.
- Welcomes constructive criticism—do not hesitate to ask questions, receive feedback, and improve your work as you go.
What You Get As An Investigator
After weeks of thorough training, new investigators graduate into a squad led by an investigative manager. Each squad reviews complaints of misconduct from specific precincts throughout New York City. For this service, investigators receive:
- The autonomy they need to seek answers and close cases.
- Ongoing professional development and training.
- A competitive starting salary.
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits including for dependents.
- Generous vacation, sick, bereavement, and family and medical leave policies.
- Access to pre-tax public transit benefits and Flexible Spending Accounts.
- The option to contribute to deferred compensation and city employees' defined benefit retirement plan.
- Representation in the Agency's collective bargaining unit.
Alumni leave CCRB to pursue a variety of career paths. Many investigators and staff-members continue on in other roles at the Agency assuming new responsibilities in training, policy, and case management. Others pursue graduate study or careers in public service, law, journalism, and government. No matter your path, investigators leave the CCRB with a deep knowledge of municipal government, public safety, and police accountability.
Interested? Drop Us a Note.
If you are interested in working at the CCRB, email your resume, cover letter, and the area of work you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Be sure to also check out nyc.gov/jobs
to see what open positions are currently available at our Agency - just search for "CCRB."
**The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.**