Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of law enforcement investigative experience, of which at least 5 years must have been in a supervisory capacity with extensive police supervision and administrative (policy-making experience). In addition, candidates must have a demonstrated ability to effectively supervise multiple investigations in a variety of disciplines; write and review case reports; supervise field operations such as search warrants and arrests; mange criminal and internal investigations; coordinate with other law enforcement agencies.
A Master’s degree or JD are preferred.
NOTE: All candidates must reside in New York State at the time of appointment and must have current NYS basic course for police officers certification.
Duties Description The Assistant Chief of Investigations will perform the following duties:
• Provide daily leadership, coordination and evaluation of the investigate units in assigned region; assist Supervising Investigators on complex cases or those of a particularly sensitive nature.
• Manage multiple investigations of a wide variety of civil complaints, and felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, including such areas as: NYS Penal Law violations, allegations of abuse and/or neglect, financial and death investigations.
• Review reports of investigations conducted by to ensure they are complete and carried out in an appropriate manner.
• Monitor investigative caseloads to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of field units.
• Provide training and leadership to employees in the processes and techniques required in the performance of their duties.
• Coordinate the review of investigations and dispositions with prosecutors.
• Serve as a liaison and coordinate investigative activities with law enforcement officers from various agencies.
• Operate police radio, computers, photographic and recording equipment, eJustice terminal, and other related law enforcement equipment and resources.
• Ensure confidentiality of information gathered during the investigative process is maintained.
• Routinely meet with Supervising Investigators regarding all aspects of cases and various strategies to be employed
• Assist in the development and implementation of training, policies, procedures and investigative strategies.
• Provide direction to staff on policies, procedures and investigative strategies.
• Serve as a liaison with provider agencies and state and federal oversight authorities.
Additional Comments As specified in the Protection of People with Special Needs Act, the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is required to be operational by June 30, 2013. This new agency will help transform how New York State protects over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction of six state agencies. The following list outlines several of the Justice Center’s key responsibilities:
• Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and provide oversight of quality of care.
• Operate a centralized, statewide 24-hour hotline and incident reporting system staffed by trained personnel.
• Operate a statewide register that contains the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect.
• Centralize and perform functions relating to criminal history background checks.
• Investigate serious allegations of abuse and neglect.
• Prosecute criminal acts of abuse and neglect.
• Analyze abuse patterns and trends in order to prevent future occurrences.
NOTE: You are advised that should you accept a job offer with this agency, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay for the cost of the fingerprinting fee.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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