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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/06/13

Applications Due05/17/13

Vacancy ID7742

AgencyNew York State Justice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs

TitleInternal Investigator 2 (Justice Center) - 9 positions

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $61993 to $77454 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 161 Delaware Avenue

City Delmar


Zip Code12054

Minimum Qualifications Eight 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 supervisory 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.

NOTE: Four of these positions require New York State residency at the time of appointment and candidates must have current NYS basic course for police officers certification.

Duties Description The Internal Investigators 2 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.

• Prepare 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.

• Serve as lead investigator on complex and/or critical investigations.

• Perform field training and evaluation of probationary investigators.

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.

Name Deb Nolin

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

40th Floor, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics.

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