Civil Service Title: Accountability Inspector

Salary Range: $61,107 – $80,574 

Agency: Police Accountability Board

Division: Investigations

Openings: Eight (8)

Location: Rochester, NY

Accepting Applications: December 8, 2021

Application Deadline: December 27, 2021

Where You Would Work

The Police Accountability Board is an independent agency within the City of Rochester charged with overseeing and reimagining Rochester’s policing system. The Board investigates potential wrongdoing by Rochester police officers, brings change and transparency to the Rochester Police Department, and educates and engages community members in the work of reimagining public safety. The Board is committed to performing these tasks in a workplace defined by accountability, equity, transparency. The Board’s headquarters are located in Rochester’s downtown core.

What You Would Do

Employees in this proposed position would inspect a wide variety of personnel, policies, procedures, practices, and training within and related to the Rochester Police Department. These employees would lead investigations and interviews to substantiate facts relating to potential wrongdoing by RPD officers. Employees would perform their work under general supervision from management personnel and may work nights and weekends. Related work would be performed as required.

Who We Are Looking To Hire

The Board is looking to hire people that reflect the diversity of Rochester and are committed to our community and our mission. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Board strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and gender non-conforming persons to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.  

Benefits You Would Receive

The City of Rochester offers the Board’s full-time employees a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance. Board employees receive generous vacation, holiday and sick leave benefits in the context of a flexible, supportive work environment. Employees can also receive up to $6,000 toward the purchase of a home in Rochester, up to $3,000 in annual tuition assistance, and reimbursement for certain transit costs.  

In addition to this standard benefits package, employees in this position would undergo extensive training in oversight, policing, and public safety reform. Moreover, working in this position could qualify employees for student loan forgiveness through the federal government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. To learn more, visit the Program’s website HERE. 

Proposed Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this proposed position, you may have to meet the following proposed minimum qualifications, which include a high school diploma or G.E.D. plus:

  1. Four (4) years of experience in criminal justice, public safety, legal affairs, auditing, internal investigations, investigative reporting, or a related field;
  2. An Associate’s degree in criminal justice, public safety, legal affairs, journalism, human services or a related field plus two (2) years of experience as defined in (A) above;
  3. A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public safety, legal affairs, journalism, human services or a related field plus one (1) year of experience as defined in (A) above.

This position would also require a New York State Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or equivalent at the time of appointment. Moreover, employees would have to successfully complete the Police Accountability Board’s Investigations Academy within twelve (12) months of appointment. Training would be arranged by the Police Accountability Board after the time of appointment.

This position would have a residency requirement. If hired for this position, you would have one year to move within the City of Rochester. Continued residency in the City would be required throughout your tenure. 

Get Notified About Future Openings

The Board is planning on posting openings for a Accountability Inspector position in the near future. If you are interested in applying for this position or one similar to it, use the below form to send us your name and email. We will contact you if and when positions become available. Submit all other questions to [email protected].