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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/14/24

Applications Due02/29/24

Vacancy ID151213


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleInvestigative Specialist 1 (Narcotics) - 03570

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Erie

Street Address OPCHSM/Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

295 Main St., Suite 300

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

Minimum Qualifications Current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service, or 55b/c service and eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong written and oral communication skills. The applicant must possess excellent organizational skills, be able to work independently and with a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team. Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities. Data analysis capabilities. Ability to formulate investigative strategies and make program recommendations based upon data analysis.

Duties Description As an Investigative Specialist 1 (Narcotics) you will investigate complaints involving the diversion and illicit trafficking of controlled substances, according to the rules and protocols established by the Department of Health and the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE), and will be required to initiate, develop, and complete investigations culminating in civil and criminal referrals in a timely and professional manner. You will utilize a variety of in-house and field investigative techniques including the analysis and use of data reported to BNE, to produce written reports, identifying applicable charges of violations of Article 33 of the Public Health Law and the Penal Law. Reports will be completed in the specified BNE format. You will work closely with the Division of Legal Affairs in addition to local, state, and federal law enforcement officials in the course of your duties. You will be required to carry a weapon and be prepared to effectuate arrests. You will also be required to conduct routine inspections of facilities regulated by BNE.

Additional Comments Periodic overnight in-state travel is required; including travel to some areas that may not be served by public transportation. You must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter. Candidates are required to meet the requirements for Peace Officer status and physical/medical standards and maintain active status. Must possess or obtain a NYS pistol permit and retain continuously thereafter. Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a criminal history record check.

DOH’s Telecommuting Pilot Program for NYS DOH staff has been extended through June 30, 2024. The number of permissible telecommuting days for each employee, not to exceed 5 days per pay period, will be determined by the current work demands/assignments as well as program operational needs.

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Name Michael Mangano

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 ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference MM/IS1(narcotics)/3570 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MM/IS1(narcotics)/3570, 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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