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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/07/18

Applications Due09/21/18

Vacancy ID58744

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleInvestigator - Item# 00123

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $85000 to $103000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 35%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County To Be Determined

Street Address To Be Determined

City To Be Determined


Zip Code00000

Minimum Qualifications

Duties Description Under the general direction of the Chief of Investigations, Director of Investigations and Division of Investigations Executive Management, the Investigative Auditor directs, supervises, or performs confidential investigations of the occurrence or the suspected occurrence of corruption, fraud, waste, or abuse within or related to fulfilling the statutory and constitutional responsibilities of the Comptroller. The exempt incumbent shall:
• Supervise and review the quality of the work and methods used by staff members assigned to an investigation.
• Review and approve the time frame within which investigations are conducted.
• Determine the priority of cases, deciding which cases should be investigated as having a greater potential for fraud.
• Assist in the development of a mechanism for reporting to OSC allegations/concerns about fraud, waste, mismanagement and/or corruption regarding all aspects of state and local government.
• Receive and assess complaints of potential fraud by the public to OSC through OSC’s various fraud reporting mechanisms.
• Review and assess referrals from other OSC divisions of potential or suspected fraud.
• Coordinate fraud examinations conducted by OSC.
• Review internal and external audit reports to identify potential investigations; work with OSC’s auditing units to identify areas of greatest risk.
• Conduct investigations of alleged or known corruption, fraud or malfeasance.
o Review complaints and determine the extent of further investigation warranted
o Plan strategy to be used in investigations
o Conduct investigation using investigative techniques:
• Interview targets, subjects and witnesses
• Conduct surveillance
• Collect evidence using proper forensic procedures
• Assist in the execution of search warrants
• Conduct analyses of financial and other records
• Utilize investigative and analytic tools and databases
• Prepare written reports

• Draft recommendations for correcting deficiencies in the internal/external fraud and abuse control methods.
• Testify before the Grand Jury, in Court and at administrative hearings on matters arising from investigations conducted.
• Maintain accurate and proper investigative records for prosecution and/or disciplinary action.
• Prepare reports for issuance by the Division of Investigations to the Comptroller outlining the results of investigations and recommending courses of action.
• Serve as liaison with for OSC with federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies.
• Answer subpoenas and document requests for investigative and law enforcement agencies.
• Collaborate with Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies on ongoing investigations or results of investigations.
• Work closely with appropriate prosecutorial entities to prepare an investigation for presentation to a Grand Jury or Court.
Act as liaison with the Office of Human Resources (OHR) for conducting pre-employment background investigations on candidates for high-profile agency positions or in cases where candidate has provided derogatory information during the application process. May assist OHR in conducting investigations concerning labor relations issues.

Additional Comments Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in conducting complex financial, white collar, and public corruption investigations including all aspects of public corruption, embezzlement, money laundering, financial statement fraud, and fraud related to falsifying public records.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills including financial analysis, tracing illicit funds and proceeds, forensic intelligence gathering, and the ability to prepare and present summaries of analytical work
• Extensive experience as a member of or working with law enforcement agencies; prior investigative/law enforcement experience preferred.
• Knowledge of criminal law and procedure including laws and procedures for gathering and preserving physical and testimonial evidence
• Ability to manage an active caseload, handle multiple examinations simultaneously, and prioritize assignments
• Strong verbal and written communication skills including experience in conducting interviews, testifying, and the ability to present complex analyses and criminal activities comprehensibly
• Knowledge of State and local government operations
• Ability to work well with staff at all levels of the organization.
• Ability to take on responsibility and function independently
• Must maintain a high level of integrity and discretion
• Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and desire and ability function as part of a team
• Ability to gather documents and preserve evidence to support the outcome of investigations; engage in field activity as needed, including surveillance and the collection and preservation of physical evidence to support the investigation; Ability to travel across the State expected
• Ability to use and work with a variety of hardware tools and software programs is expected

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

Name Mary L. Smart

Telephone 518-474-8650


Email Address


Street 110 State Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to no later than September 21, 2018. Please reference Item #00123-GOER-MLS when responding. (The Vacancy ID # should not be included).

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