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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/05/18

Applications Due04/19/18

Vacancy ID50276

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleInvestigative Officer 1/Trainee (Spanish Language) - Buffalo

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade16

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $42986 to $64557 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address 65 Court Street

City Buffalo

StateNY

Zip Code14202

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To be considered for appointment you will be required to pass a Civil Service language examination to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish language at a level that will ensure your ability to perform the duties of the position.

Note: Candidates must be reachable on the current eligible list for this title. If you are on the examination eligible list for the position title in this location, you do not need to respond to this posting unless you are also eligible for appointment by one of the qualifications listed below.

70.1 TRANSFER TO INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1 (SL), GRADE 16 QUALIFICATIONS: You may be eligible for a section 70.1 transfer to Investigative Officer 1 (SL), Grade 16 if you have one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service in one of the following titles:

Investigative Officer 1 Beverage Control, Grade 16
Investigative Officer 1 Chinese, Korean or Spanish Language Parenthetics, Grade 16
Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage, Grade 16
Investigative Specialist 1 Motor Vehicle, Grade 16
Investigative Specialist 2 Motor Vehicle, Grade 23
Investigator 1, Grade 14
Jobs Program Specialist, Grade 16
Labor Services Representative, Grade 16
Labor Services Representative Chinese, Korean or Spanish Language Parenthetics, Grade 16
Labor Services Representative Local Veterans’ Employment Representative, Grade 16.

70.1 TRANSFER TO INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER TRAINEE (SL), NS QUALIFICATIONS: You may be eligible for a section 70.1 transfer to Investigative Officer Trainee (SL), NS if you have one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service in one of the following titles:

Employment Counselor and Spanish Language Parenthetic, Grade 18
Employment Services Representative, Grade 18
Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage, Grade 16
Investigative Officer Trainee Chinese, Korean or Spanish Language Parenthetics, NS
Investigative Specialist 1 Motor Vehicle, Grade 16
Investigative Specialist 2 Motor Vehicle, Grade 23
Jobs Program Specialist, Grade 16
Labor Services Representative, Grade 16
Labor Services Representative Chinese, Korean or Spanish Language Parenthetics, Grade 16
Labor Services Representative Local Veterans’ Employment Representative, Grade 16
Safety & Health Inspector, Grade 16
Tax Compliance Agent 1, Grade 14
Unemployment Insurance Reviewing Examiner, Grade 16

SECTION 70.4 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS: You may be eligible for a section 70.4 transfer if you have one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service as a Grade 11 or higher, meet the open competitive qualifications for the title, and have taken and passed the most recent Labor Standards Investigator/Trainee, Unemployment Investigator/Trainee or Compensation Investigator 1 open-competitive exams.

PROVISIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: For the Investigative Officer 1 (SL):

Either 1. five years of qualifying experience;*
Or 2. an associate’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, economic crime management, or homeland security AND three years of qualifying experience;*
Or 3. a bachelor’s or higher degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, economic crime management, or homeland security AND one year of qualifying experience;*

*Qualifying Experience: Experience in a field investigative position conducting interviews of witnesses and others, taking written statements and affidavits, collecting and analyzing physical and documentary evidence, and preparing detailed written reports of investigative findings.

Types of Investigative experience that could be considered qualifying: Experience in such positions as police detective, insurance investigator, licensed and registered private investigator, federal investigator, state investigator, municipal investigator, child protective services investigator, in an investigative position involving trial preparations and detailed reports, or investigations within a branch of the Armed Services are examples which meet the Minimum Qualifications.

Non-Qualifying Investigative Experience includes but may not be limited to: Experience in routine police patrol work, security guard or related security position, tax collector, collector of delinquent accounts, credit checker, legal assistant/attorney, hotel or store detective, loss prevention officer, parole officer, correction officer, guard, inspector, or experience in adoption and/or foster care placement.


For the Investigative Officer (SL) Trainee:

Either 1. four years of investigative experience;**
Or 2. an associate’s degree and two years of investigative experience;**
Or 3. a bachelor’s degree or higher.

**Investigative experience is defined as gathering and securing information and evidence from a variety of sources through independent, non-structured activities including the preparation and submission of detailed narrative reports describing the method of gathering the evidence and the results of the investigations. Experience in auditing, interviewing, building security surveillance, traffic enforcement, or performing routine inspections or surveys will NOT be considered investigative experience.

Types of Investigative experiences that could be considered qualifying: Experience in such positions as police detective, insurance investigator, licensed and registered private investigator, federal investigator, state investigator, municipal investigator, child protective services investigator, in an investigative position involving trial preparations and detailed reports, or investigations within a branch of the Armed Services are examples which meet the minimum qualifications.

Non-Qualifying Investigative Experience includes but may not be limited to: Experience in routine police patrol work, security guard or related security position, tax collector, collector of delinquent accounts, credit checker, legal assistant/attorney, hotel or store detective, loss prevention officer, parole officer, correction officer, guard, inspector, or experience in adoption and/or foster care placement.

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

As an Investigative Officer 1 (SL), you would perform office/field work required in the enforcement of State labor laws governing minimum wages, child labor, hours of work, wage payment, employment agency operation, industrial homework, farm labor and the like. A trainee receives on-the-job training for one year and upon satisfactory performance automatically advances to the full title. Spanish Language proficiency required.

Additional Comments Accepting 55b/55c Candidates. Please provide a copy of your 55b/55c letter when applying.

As this position requires travel, the appointee must have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State and have a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Kristen Symonds

Telephone 518-457-1020

Fax 518-485-9495

Email Address labor.sm.personnel.jva@labor.ny.gov

Address

Street State Office Campus - Personnel

Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240

 

Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to labor.sm.personnel.jva@labor.ny.gov. Please include the title, location and vacancy ID #50276 you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Failure to do so may result in the delay of processing your application. In order to qualify you for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by the NYSDOL Personnel Bureau for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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