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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/16/13

Applications Due01/30/13

Vacancy ID6204

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleInternal Investigator 1 (OPWDD)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $47952 to $59504 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Kings

Street Address Brooklyn Office

888 Fountain Avenue

City Brooklyn


Zip Code11208

Minimum Qualifications Six years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience. Investigative experience is defined as independent investigative experience and includes the following activities: interviewing and interrogating witnesses; collecting and analyzing data and evidence; writing and summarizing case narratives; and testifying at administrative hearings and criminal proceedings. Non-qualifying experience includes tax collections; service as a security guard or officer, or fire and safety inspector; credit verification; auditing; employment interviewing; building surveillance; traffic enforcement; performing routine inspections or surveys.

Substitutions include:

An Associate’s degree for two years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience; OR two years of OPWDD experience for two years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree for four years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience. Regardless of any substitution, all candidates must have at least two years of field investigative experience or law enforcement investigative experience.

Duties Description Under the direction of the lead investigator, the Internal Investigator 1 (OPWDD) duties include, but are not limited to:

• Formulate plan, processes and timetables to conduct an accurate, complete and thorough investigation within OPWDD-specified timeframe.
• Prepare for and conduct interviews and obtain sworn statements on matters arising from investigations conducted, such as investigations of possible misconduct by agency employees.
• Gather, document and preserve information and evidence related to investigations to support the outcome of the investigation.
• Write narrative reports to effectively communicate the results of investigations to appropriate parties.
• Work collaboratively with OPWDD facilities, programs and Office of Employee Relations staff to ensure that investigations are completed in a fair and timely manner.
• Conduct investigations of alleged instances of abuse and neglect and other types of employee incompetency or misconduct in a confidential manner.
• Interrogate state employees following stipulations of the collective bargaining agreements.
• Make recommendations to supervisor, Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) and Office of Employee Relations staff regarding possible violations of OPWDD policy and procedures.
• Provide testimony at arbitration hearings to support the outcome of the investigation.

There is approximately 25% travel associated with this position.

Additional Comments All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.

plus $3,026 annual downstate location pay

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

Name Jody Norfleet

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street Personnel Office

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé
PLEASE NOTE: Section 211 employment of retirees will not be considered.

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