Minimum Qualifications Six years of law enforcement or field investigative* experience.
Substitution: An Associate’s degree may be substituted for two years of law enforcement or field investigative experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for four years of law enforcement or field investigative experience. Regardless of any substitution, all candidates must have at least two 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.
Duties Description The Internal Investigators 1 will perform the following duties:
• Perform pre-adjudication investigations and assist other investigators. Trace, interview, and subpoena witnesses, victims, and suspects in civil cases; obtain statements, documents and related evidence for use in court.
• Conduct investigations of a wide variety of civil complaints, including such areas as: allegations of abuse and/or neglect, financial and death investigations.
• Examine court, public and governmental records needed for investigation; in the preparation of evidence for trial by taking photographs, preparing diagrams, charts, etc.
• Assist in the investigation of criminal offenses.
• Write narrative reports to effectively communicate the results of investigations to appropriate parties.
• Coordinate the appearance of witnesses at adjudication proceedings and explain procedures to them.
• Testify in adjudication proceedings concerning evidence gathered in investigations.
• Serve as a liaison and coordinate investigative activities with investigators and law enforcement officers from various agencies.
• Serve civil process documents; make recommendations regarding case disposition.
• Operate computers, photographic and recording equipment, and other related investigative equipment and resources.
• Respond to incident scenes to collect evidence and interviews witnesses, victims or suspects.
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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