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80-45 Winchester Blvd or 45 Mall Drive
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ten (10) years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience, three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory role. “Investigative Experience” is defined as gathering and securing information and evidence from a variety of sources through independent, non-structured activities including but not limited to the following: interviewing and interrogating witnesses; collecting and analyzing data and evidence; writing and summarizing case narratives; and testifying at administrative hearings and criminal proceedings.
Non-qualifying experience includes: tax collections; service as a security guard or officer, or fire and safety inspector; credit verification; auditing; employment interviewing; building surveillance; traffic enforcement; performing routine inspections or surveys.
• A Bachelor’s degree in a qualifying field** may substitute for four (4) years of non-supervisory field investigative experience.
• A Master’s degree in a qualifying field** may substitute for six (6) years of non-supervisory field investigative experience.
• A Juris Doctorate degree may substitute for seven (7) years of non-supervisory field investigative experience.
**Examples of qualifying degrees include: Criminal Justice, Forensic Sciences, Law Enforcement, Legal Services, Crime Scene Investigation, Paralegal and Legal Assistant.
Regardless of any substitution, all candidates must have at least three (3) years of supervisory field investigative experience or law enforcement investigative experience.
Types of Investigative Experience that could be considered Qualifying: Experience in such positions as: Police Detective; Insurance Investigator; Licensed and Registered Private Investigator; Federal Investigator; State Investigator; Municipal Investigator; Child Protective Services Investigator; Investigative position involving trial preparations and detailed reports; or Investigations within a branch of the Armed Services.
Types of Non-Qualifying Investigative Experience includes by may not be limited to: Experience in: Routine Police Patrol Work; Security Guard or Related Security Position; Tax Collector; Collector of Delinquent Accounts; Credit Checker; Legal Assistant/Attorney; Hotel or store detective; Loss Prevention Officer; Parole Officer; Correction Officer/Guard; Fire and Safety inspector.
Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has reformed its Incident Management and Investigations systems with the following in mind:
• Improve both the timeliness and quality of agency investigations.
• Foster better partnerships with law enforcement agencies.
• Enhance current investigative staffing with additional trained professional investigators.
• Ensure consistency of practice throughout the state.
• Improve investigative independence by providing arms-length oversight of the investigation and incident management process.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
OPWDD Internal Investigators throughout the state will report directly to the Office of Investigations and Internal Affairs (OIIA) located in the Central Office in Albany.
Under the general direction and supervision of the Chief of Investigations, the duties of the Assistant Chief of Investigations include, but are not limited to:
• Provide direct supervision to two (2) Investigations Unit leaders (Internal Investigators 2 OPWDD) and assist in the day-to-day direction and oversight of local investigative staff.
• Supervise, direct, coordinate and/or conduct the investigations of misconduct allegations involving OPWDD employees.
• Determine investigative priorities and assign cases to appropriate staff.
• Monitor the progress of active investigations to ensure the investigation is being performed with professional competence, technical accuracy and integrity, and is completed in accordance with state and federal timelines.
• Direct the manner in which complex cases are handled and oversee the sensitive investigations.
• Review investigative findings and recommendations made by investigative teams; ensure consistency across the Developmental Disabilities State Operations Offices (DDSOO).
• Recommend, conduct and supervise training programs.
• Maintain liaison with federal, state and local authorities in complex investigations.
• Analyze data gathered from investigations to determine if patterns exist and report results to the Chief Investigations.
• Complete special investigations as assigned by the Chief of Investigations.
Additional Comments Please note:
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
44 Holland Avenue