Building 9, 4th Floor
Minimum Qualifications Transfer Candidates – Current NYS employees who have one or more years of permanent or contingent-permanent service in the Investigative Specialist 1, Investigative Specialist 1 (Beverage Control) with all language parenthetics, Investigative Specialist 1 (Motor Vehicle) with all language parenthetics, and Investigative Specialist 1 (Narcotics) eligible to transfer via section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law may apply for transfer. Candidates must either already have a valid physical/medical clearance on file or will be required to take and pass an appropriate physical/medical evaluation to be considered for the transfer.
Provisional Pending Examination –Six years of experience in a field investigative position conducting interviews of witnesses and others, taking written statements and affidavits, collecting and analyzing physical and documentary evidence, and preparing detailed written reports of investigative findings. Substitutions: an associate’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, economic crime management, or homeland security may substitute for two years of qualifying experience. A bachelor’s or higher degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, economic crime management, or homeland security may substitute for four years of the qualifying experience.
Substitutions: an associate degree in criminal justice or related field may substitute for two years of qualifying experience. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field may substitute for four years of qualifying experience. Related fields include law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, and economic crime management.
NOTE: Candidates will be required to meet the requirements for Peace Officer status* and meet physical/medical standards for these positions.
Peace Officer Status: Investigative Officer (Beverage Control), Investigative Officer (Beverage Control) (Various Language Proficiencies), Investigative Specialist 1 (Motor Vehicle), Investigative Specialist 1 (Motor Vehicle) (Various Language Proficiencies), and Investigative Specialist 1 (Narcotics) are peace officers and must be qualified to hold such office in accordance with state law. As such, they are required to attend NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services sanctioned peace officer training. Employment is dependent on continuous certification as a peace officer.
Duties Description Under the general direction of the Investigative Specialist 2 (Cannabis), the incumbent of this position will be responsible for investigating possible violations of the cannabis laws, rules, and regulations. They will conduct investigations into cannabis license businesses and any illicit activity involving cannabis.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Perform a wide variety of enforcement, regulatory and licensing investigative activities to gather information and report facts.
• Review assigned cases or complaints from the public to determine the section of law, rule, or regulation that applies and identify the issues and types of information needed.
• Plan the scope and method of investigation based on the Office of Cannabis Management policy, the accessibility of information and the seriousness of the issue.
• Meet with and interview witnesses, complainants, proprietors, prospective licensees, and others to obtain information relating to the investigation for enforcement, compliance, or eligibility purposes.
• May arrest, confine, and transport subjects of investigation and process them per established procedures.
• Take statements and affidavits from individuals in an appropriate format, taking care to include a full description of the facts needed to support the investigation.
• Identify and search public and private documents to locate persons of interest and may question others and follow leads to find such persons.
• Develop leads and informants; conducts surveillance and engages in undercover work. Uses camera, recording devices or other equipment as necessary.
• Obtain, inventories and safeguards evidence according to OCM procedures and legal requirements.
• Confer with law enforcement, prosecutors, and other entities to convey and obtain information relevant to an investigation, provides technical assistance and training and develops and maintains rapport to ensure cooperation in the conduct of investigations.
• Participate in joint operations with various levels of law enforcement targeting patterns of non-compliance or violations of laws and regulations.
• Prepare factual written reports of information gathered during an investigation; and may recommend an appropriate course of action consistent with findings and agency policy and practices.
• Discuss investigative findings and recommendations with supervisor and program specialists.
• May perform full range of supervisory functions.
Additional Comments Telecommuting opportunities to be discussed at interview. All Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) employees are required to be tested weekly for COVID-19 unless they are fully vaccinated. Employees who are vaccinated must provide proof of vaccine status through a secure online portal. Multiple positions will be filled through this vacancy announcement.
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:
• Low-cost and competitive health insurance plan choices
• Dental & vision insurance at no additional cost
• Membership in the NYS Retirement System
• Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
• Minimum of 13 vacation days per year
• Up to 13 days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to 8 days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• 5 days of personal leave per year
• 13 paid holidays per year
• Tuition reimbursement
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Training & development opportunities
Note: These position may require fingerprinting, background check, and drug testing.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
31st Floor, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Notes on ApplyingThe Office of General Services provides human resources support for the Office of Cannabis Management. Accordingly, to apply for this vacancy, candidates should submit a cover letter to HRresumes@ogs.ny.gov referencing the above posting number. Please include a clear, concise resume providing specific, verifiable information about your qualifying experience. This must be received in the OGS Division of Human Resources Management by the closing date or the response will not be considered.