Division of Criminal Justice
Office of Special Investigation – New York City or Albany
Reference No. OSI_NYC/ALB_PA_6195
Application Deadline is February 11, 2022
The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a talented and motivated professional to serve as a Policy Analyst (PA) in the Office of Special Investigation (OSI). OSI investigates, and, if warranted, prosecutes offenses arising from incidents in which a police officer or peace officer causes the death of any person. The Bureau’s members are experienced felony and homicide prosecutors, legal support analysts, detective investigators and family and community liaisons. This position will be based in either New York City or Albany and report to the OSI Bureau Chief.
OSI assesses and investigates 200 or more incidents per year, from deaths in jails and prisons, including by suicide, overdose, and medical neglect, to deaths caused by gunfire, restraint, the use of conducted electrical weapons and motor vehicles. These assessments and investigations produce a wealth of information. The focus of the PA position is to leverage this information to develop policies, procedures, and legislation for systemic reforms with the goal of enhancing transparency, reducing the risk of death in encounters with law enforcement, and strengthening public trust in the criminal justice system.
· Performing quantitative and qualitative reviews and analyses of OSI’s case files and reports;
· Developing subject matter expertise in OSI’s investigations and the landscape and dynamics surrounding policing reform, criminal justice reform, and racial justice at the local, state and national levels;
· Systematically tracking state and federal legislative agendas, including staying abreast of emerging developments and sharing this information in regular reports/briefings/presentations;
· Coordinating with the Research & Analytics Department to apply a data-driven approach to the analysis process;
· Assisting the OSI Bureau Chief and other senior staff with preparing for presentations, meetings, and events;
· Attending, presenting, and representing the OAG at internal and external events; and
· Conducting other research and writing assignments as requested.
· A master’s degree, such as an MPA or MPP, or a law degree is desirable, but not required;
· Prior work experience involving policing reform, criminal justice reform, racial justice or related areas is strongly preferred;
· Excellent research, analytical and written communication skills, including the ability to understand and effectively convey complex legal and policy issues to a range of audiences.
· Innovative and forward thinking with strong organization skills; prior project management experience is a plus;
· Comfort and proficiency using technology; prior work experience using data analytics platforms/tools is also a plus;
· Capable of working well independently and in multidisciplinary teams, including the ability to self-manage time/deadlines and conflicting priorities.
Qualifications for the Policy Analyst position include the following:
The annual salary for this position is $72,996 – $80,165 + location pay, if applicable. The final salary will be determined after a complete evaluation of the selected candidate’s qualifications. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.
Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of full vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact [email protected].