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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/14/23

Applications Due09/28/23

Vacancy ID139401

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleInvestigative Specialist 1/Trainee – 6472, 6473

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address Division of Legal Affairs, Bureau of Investigations

90 Church Street

City New York


Zip Code10007

Minimum Qualifications Current Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Investigative Specialist 1, SG-18; OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title allocated to G-16 or higher, and eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Preferred Qualifications: "Background in law enforcement or as an investigator responsible for conducting white collar, fraud, or similar investigations. Prior experience as a police officer, peace officer, or special agent preferred.
Demonstrated experience and familiarity with standard investigative techniques, procedures, and principles.
Strong written and oral communication skills; experience drafting formal investigative reports and testifying before factfinders in a criminal, civil, and/or administrative context.
Superior interview skills; deep experience and training conducting formal and informal investigative interviews preferred.
Ability to work independently and with a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team. Experience conducting investigations in collaboration with prosecutors or attorneys involved in affirmative litigation highly preferred.
Superior interpersonal skills with a proven history of building and managing collaborative intra- and inter-agency relationships.
Demonstrated data-analysis experience highly preferred.
Must have a valid New York State Driver’s License and be willing to travel within New York State as required by investigation plans and work assignments.
Overall, the ideal candidate has sound judgment, impeccable ethics, and strong intellectual curiosity. They are a highly motivated, creative, collegial, and resourceful self-starter who is comfortable doing novel work and excited to help build a new investigative function within the Division of Legal Affairs. "

Duties Description The Bureau of Investigations is responsible for conducting investigations pursuant to the Public Health Law (“PHL”). This includes investigation of fraud, abuse, and misuse involving public-health systems and programs administered by the Department of Health (the “Department”) and other high-priority violations of the PHL. The Investigative Specialists, working closely with Investigative Counsel and an Investigative Auditor, will have primary responsibility for conducting investigative field work. This includes interviewing witnesses, drafting investigative reports, conducting surveillance, gathering various evidence, and serving legal process. The Investigative Specialists will also partner with program staff and other enforcement agencies, as necessary, to advance their investigations. As required, the Investigative Specialists will serve as deponents in criminal and administrative actions and testify at hearings related to their investigations.

Additional Comments
Investigative Specialists must have a valid NYS driver’s license. The job requires frequent same-day travel and occasional overnight travel within NYS.

"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.. "

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Name Human Resources Management Group, JGL/IS1/6472/6473

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference JGL/IS1/6472/6473 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, JGL/IS1/6472/6473, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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