Minimum Qualifications You must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Investigator 1, Investigator 1 (Chinese Language), Investigator 1 (Korean Language), Investigator 1 (Spanish Language), Investigator, Investigator (Spanish Language), License Investigator 1, License Investigator 1 (Chinese Language), License Investigator 1 (Korean Language), License Investigator 1 (Spanish Language), Compensation Claims Investigator 1, or Rent Administration Investigator 1.
Duties Description Duties Description
The Office of Internal Investigation’s (OII) mission is to ensure that allegations of improper conduct are investigated thoroughly and impartially, protecting the interests of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and upholding the rights and obligations of DEC employees.
• Reviews assigned cases or complaints to determine the applicable section of law, rule, regulation, or Department policy that have been violated.
• Investigates reported violations of law, rule, regulation, or Department policy to include review of electronic and paper documents, conduct physical surveillance, and collection of other information and evidence. Meets with and interviews witnesses, complainants, and other appropriate individuals to obtain information related to the investigation.
• Supervise Investigator 1’s and determines investigative priorities and staff assignments. Develops plans and standards for subordinate staff for conducting investigations. Monitors and provides guidance to subordinate staff to ensure that investigations are complete, and allegations are fully addressed.
• Plans the scope and method of an investigation based on office policy, the accessibility of information and the importance of the case.
• Obtains statements from individuals in an appropriate format, to include a full description of the facts needed to support the investigation.
• Reviews documents to extract pertinent information and verifies the validity of information obtained through comparison with other sources or consultation with agency program staff.
• Obtains and safeguards evidence according to agency procedures and legal requirements.
• Conducts in-depth analysis of agency records and investigative data to derive pertinent findings related to violations of law, rule, regulation, or Department policy.
• Prepares factual, concise, and timely written reports of information gathered during an investigation and discusses investigative findings and recommendations with supervisors and other stakeholders.
• Provides technical assistance to other divisions and maintains rapport to ensure cooperation in the conduct of investigations.
• Testifies at administrative hearings regarding the details of investigations and related conclusions.
• Participates in joint operations with other Investigators to aid with time sensitive investigations.
• The ideal candidate possesses sound judgement, strong oral and written communications skills, and has advanced experience working with Microsoft Excel for data analysis. Additionally, the ideal candidate is a self-starter, works well independently and as part of a team, and is an adept multitasker.
Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Overtime may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Personnel, 10th Floor