The mission of the The Department of the Government of New York City is to enhance the quality of life in New York City by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, protect the people, reduce fear, and maintain order. The NYPD strives to foster a safe and fair city by incorporating Neighborhood Policing into all facets of Department operations, and solve the problems that create crime and disorder through an interdependent relationship between the people and its police, and by pioneering strategic innovation.

The Early Intervention Unit of the Enterprise Risk Management Division was developed in order to comply with the mandates from the Federal Monitor and City Council, and utilizes risk management strategies to intervene at the first opportunity in order to support employee wellness and professional development, and identify and mitigate factors which may lead to negative performance issues, employee discipline, and/ or liability to the Department. The Early Intervention Committee was established in early 2021, and required the participation of executives representing the Chief of Department, Chief of Detectives, Chief of Patrol, Deputy Commissioner of Legal Matters, Deputy Commissioner of Equity & Inclusion Chief of Personnel, and then Deputy Commissioner of Risk Management, who formed the Early Intervention Committee. The Committee has since expanded to include executive level personnel representing the Chief of Housing and the Chief of Transit.

The Early Invention Unit seeks a qualified Agency Attorney, III to be responsible for the following, including but not limited to:
  • Overseeing, monitoring and implementing the Early Intervention Program
  • Conducting legal research and providing legal guidance and trainings on a variety of issues
  • Liaising with all five District Attorney's Offices, United States District Attorney Offices, and the NYC Law Department on issues of suppression, and declines to prosecute cases
  • Regular engagement with federal monitor and her staff to ensure compliance with Court ordered mandates

Work Location:
375 Pearl Street, New York, NY
20th Floor
NY, NY 10038

9 am - 5 pm; 10 am - 6 pm; Monday - Friday

Additional Information:
In compliance with Federal Law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

The City of New York offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance for the employee and his or her spouse or domestic partner and unemancipated children under age 26, union benefits such as dental and vision coverage, paid annual leave and sick leave, paid holidays, a pension, and optional savings and pre-tax programs such as Deferred Compensation, IRA, and a flexible spending account.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Admission to the New York State Bar; and either "2" or "3" below.
  • One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or
  • Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086).

Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.

In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements:
To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.

Preferred Skills:
Preferred skills include: - Substantial experience in the practice of criminal law - Background evaluating disciplinary matters - Prosecutorial or investigative experience in preparing complex cases, and preparing evidence - Training experience