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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/22/24

Applications Due03/08/24

Vacancy ID151888

NY HELPNo

AgencyJustice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs

TitleInternal Investigator 1 (Justice Center) / Trainee 1/2

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 Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Nassau

Street Address 125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 104

City Plainview

StateNY

Zip Code11803

Minimum Qualifications Non-competitive: four years* of investigative experience** and satisfactory completion of a two-year traineeship (Successful completion of a two-year traineeship leads to appointment as an Internal Investigator 1, SG-18.)

OR

six years* of investigative experience** for appointment to full-level Internal Investigator 1 Justice Center, SG-18.

*Substitution: an associate’s degree may substitute for two years of investigative experience**; or a bachelor’s degree may substitute for four years of 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.

Types of qualifying investigative experience:
Experience as police detective, licensed and registered private investigator, federal investigator, state investigator, municipal investigator, child protective services investigator, in an investigative position involving trial preparations and detailed reports, or investigations within a branch of the Armed Services.

Non-qualifying investigative experience includes but may not be limited to:
Routine police patrol work, traffic enforcement, building surveillance, tax collection, collection of delinquent accounts, skip tracing, credit checking, auditing, employment interviewing, hotel or store detective, correction officer, guard, inspector or security related positions, or any other position which does not involve the level of law enforcement investigative, or field investigation described above.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in the direct provision of services which may include the care, review, investigation, assessment, treatment, or case planning for person(s) in facilities or programs covered by the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012, which includes facilities or providers providing care to vulnerable persons within the State Oversight Agencies (SOA). The SOA agencies include the NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Department of Health, and NYS Education Department.

Duties Description The Internal Investigator 1 Justice Center 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.
• Write 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 subjects.

Additional Comments Established in 2013 by the Protection with Special Needs Act; The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction across six State Oversight Agencies. https://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/

Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive throughout NYS.

NOTE ON FINGERPRINTING: Please be 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.

NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the Justice Center’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

This position is eligible for location pay of $3,087

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

Name Human Resources / JM

Telephone 518-549-0231

Fax 518-549-0462

Email Address jc.sm.hrresumes@justicecenter.ny.gov

Address

Street 161 Delaware Ave

City Delmar

State NY

Zip Code 12054

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume to jc.sm.hrresumes@justicecenter.ny.gov detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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