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.
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.
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