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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/18/19

Applications Due02/01/19

Vacancy ID63584

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleInternal Investigator 2 OPWDD

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $73362 to $91658 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

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 Dutchess

Street Address OPWDD - Taconic DDSOO

25 Center Circle

City Wassaic


Zip Code12592

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Seven years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience. One year of this experience must have been at a supervisory level. “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 activities: interviewing and interrogating witnesses; collecting and analyzing data and evidence; writing and summarizing case narratives; and testifying at administrative hearings and criminal proceedings. NOTE: Experience in credit verification, auditing, employment interviewing, building surveillance, traffic enforcement, performing routine inspections or surveys will not be considered investigative experience.

Substitutions Include:

An Associate’s degree for two years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience; or two years of OPWDD experience for two years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience; or a Bachelor’s degree and four years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience. Regardless of any substitution, all candidates must have a least one year of supervisory field investigative experience or supervisory law enforcement investigative experience.

OR: One year of permanent service as an Internal Investigator 1 OPWDD, SG-18.

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.


The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has reformed its Incident Management and Investigations systems with the following goals in mind:
• Improve both the timeliness and quality of agency investigations.
• Foster better partnerships with law enforcement agencies.
• Enhance current investigative staffing by introducing 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.


Under the direction of the Assistant Chief of Investigations, the Internal Investigator 2 OPWDD duties include, but are not limited to:

• Provide daily supervision, coordination and evaluation of assigned Internal Investigators 1 OPWDD.
• Monitor investigative caseloads of subordinates to ensure that cases are investigated in a timely and appropriate manner.
• Review all reports of interviews and interrogations conducted by Investigation Unit staff to ensure they are complete and carried out in an appropriate manner.
• Train new employees in the process and techniques required in the performance of their job.
• Provide direction to staff on new policies, procedures and investigative strategies.
• Serve as Lead Investigator, especially on complex cases or those of a particularly sensitive nature.
• Ensure that confidentiality of information gathered during the investigative process is maintained.
• Routinely meet with each investigator regarding all aspects of the case and various strategies to be employed.
• Manage problems that arise during the course of the investigation.
• Provide testimony at arbitration hearings to support the outcome of the investigation, if necessary.
• In the absence of a higher authority, take command of incident scenes.
• Coordinate efforts with Field Unit investigators and law enforcement agencies.
• Inspect all facilities and equipment under his/her command, on a regular basis, and maintain appropriate working conditions.
• Serve as Property Custodian for his/her Field Unit.
• Communicate to the Regional Director all necessary information.
• Perform all other duties as assigned by the Regional Director.

Preferred Experience:

• Licensed medical profession, such as Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Therapist
• Medical Examiner’s Office
• Fraud Investigations or possess an accredited certification in Fraud 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.

Name Christopher Dix

Telephone 518-473-9689

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street OPWDD Human Resources

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé by February 1, 2019. Please reference the above EOA # 2019-14 on all correspondence.

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