100 South Salina Street
Minimum Qualifications Six years of field investigative experience* Substitutions: An Associate?s degree may substitute for two years of field investigative experience*. Two years of children and family program experience** may substitute for two years of field investigative experience. A Bachelor?s degree may substitute for four years of field investigative experience Note: All candidates must have at least two years of field investigative experience, regardless of other substitutions. Investigatory experience would include the following non-structured activities: interviewing and interrogating witnesses; collecting and analyzing data and evidence; writing and summarizing case narratives; testifying at administrative hearings and criminal proceedings; experience as a police investigator; and/or conducting child welfare investigations, such as those performed by Child Protective Services caseworkers. Non-qualifying experience - Experience in auditing, employment interviewing, building security surveillance, traffic enforcement, or performing routine inspections or surveys will NOT be considered investigative experience. **Qualifying children and family program experience is defined as professional experience providing services to children and their families either in the inspection, management, or administration of: foster care programs; day care programs; adoption programs; domestic violence programs; youth detention facilities; or other providers of care, support, and assistance to children, assuring compliance for certification, or licensing purposes; OR providing, supervising, monitoring, or administering human services; juvenile justice; criminal justice; local departments of social services; or local voluntary childcare service programs providing services for children, adults, or their families, including but not limited to, providing social casework, case planning, case management, counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy on behalf of clients, or direct investigation of potential abuse and neglect.
Duties Description Formulates plans, processes and timetables to conduct an accurate, complete and thorough investigation within OCFS specified timeframe. Prepares for and conducts interviews and obtains sworn statements on matters arising from investigations conducted such as investigations of possible misconduct by agency employees. Gathers, documents and preserves information and evidence related to investigations to support the outcome of the investigation; engages in field activity, including surveillance and the collection and preservation of physical evidence to support the investigation. Writes narrative reports to effectively communicate the results of investigations to appropriate parties. Works collaboratively with OCFS facilities, programs, and Labor Relations staff to ensure that investigations are completed in a fair and timely manner. Reviews internal fraud and abuse controls to determine effectiveness and efficiency by conducting test audits. Conducts investigations of excessive force and child abuse allegations involving OCFS employees in a confidential manner. Interrogates state employees following stipulations of the collective bargaining agreements. Makes recommendations to supervisor and Labor Relations regarding possible violations of OCFS policy and procedures. Provides testimony at arbitration hearings to support the outcome of the investigation. Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
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52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number of the position being applied for. Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.