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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/12/24

Applications Due07/01/24

Vacancy ID150949


AgencyCorrections and Community Supervision, Department of

TitleInvestigator - All Divisions in the Office of Special Investigations

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $63266 to $78505 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address NYS DOCCS

Multiple Locations - see additional comments

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications DOCCS OSI is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for available openings as an Investigator in one of five OSI divisions. The OSI office location would be determined based upon the needs of the Department and OSI. An Investigator is responsible for conducting investigations pertaining the subject matter of the assigned division within the assigned geographic region. Investigators are required to manage their own caseload and independently conduct investigative activities, and work well with superiors, peers, subordinates, facility staff, and all others. Investigators also work with other investigators on special operations, such as surprise inspections, parole absconder details, and monitoring operations. The Investigator will report directly to a Senior Investigator within the assigned division, with additional supervision by the Assistant Deputy Chief Investigator and Deputy Chief Investigator. The qualifications include at least two years’ investigative experience. Candidates should also have exhibited demonstrated leadership qualities. Knowledge of the subject matter is preferred.
Applications for this position will be reviewed upon receipt for any current available openings.
OSI investigative staff must possess, at a minimum, knowledge of the applicable laws, the highest levels of behavior including personal integrity and ethics; fairness; character; judgment; attitude; and respect for and ability to work with others inside and outside OSI. Appropriate licensure and certifications (including being or becoming a peace officer qualified to carry a firearm) are also required. The ability to travel is also necessary. OSI is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion by ensuring equal justice and opportunity without discrimination against any person based on their protected class. All applicants must pass an OSI background check.

Duties Description The Office of Special Investigations (OSI) is seeking qualified candidates for consideration to serve as an Investigator in one of its six divisions, though cross-over and collaboration among divisions occurs. The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) investigates a range of criminal activities associated with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), including but not limited to the following: violent acts resulting in serious injury or death, threats of violence, gun and drug distribution and possession, and criminal organizations engaged in extremist violence or terrorist activities. CID participates in several task forces and intelligence centers and has a Canine Unit, dedicated to interdicting controlled substances and other contraband. The Internal Affairs Division (IAD) investigates a wide range of allegations of violations of the Department’s policies and criminal laws, including staff misconduct (e.g., excessive force), incarcerated individual/releasee misconduct, unattended deaths in facilities, and escape plots. The Sex Crimes Division (SCD) specializes in the investigation of unauthorized relationships, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and related misconduct between incarcerated individuals or releasees and Departmental staff. The Fugitive Investigations Division (FID) specializes in fugitive apprehensions and returning fugitives to New York. The Intake, Training, and Analysis Division (ITAD) is responsible for the processing of thousands of complaints annually, the training of OSI staff, and performing analysis of data to identify potential issues and prioritize resource allocation and provide OSI with a tactical, case by case analytical role, providing investigators with direction and support in their investigations.

Additional Comments Locations: Albany, Long Island City, Wallkill, Fishkill, Groveland, Clinton, Utica, Rochester, or Buffalo. Office assignments are based upon the needs of OSI and the Department. Travel is required.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Office of Special Investigations, Attn: Recruitment and Hiring



Email Address


Street NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision - Special Operations

1220 Washington Ave, Building 4

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12226


Notes on ApplyingInterested individuals should apply to OSI by submitting a resume and cover letter by either email
( ) or US Mail, addressed to:

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office of Special Investigations (Attn: Recruitment & Hiring)
1220 Washington Ave., Building 4
Albany, NY 12226-2050

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