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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/22/21

Applications Due11/04/21

Vacancy ID93243

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleInternal Investigator 1

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $59038 to $73259 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 35%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Franklin

Street Address OPWDD

2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

StateNY

Zip Code12986

Minimum Qualifications he 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of a lead investigator, the internal investigator 1 OPWDD duties include, but are not limited to:
-Formulate plan, processes and timetables to conduct an accurate, complete and thorough investigation within OPWDD-specified timetable.
-Prepare for and conduct interviews and obtain sworn statements on matters arising from investigations conducted, such as investigations of possible misconduct by agency employees.
-Gather, document and preserve information and evidence related to investigations to support the outcome of the investigation.
-Write narrative reports to effectively communicate the results of investigations to appropriate parties.
-Work collaboratively with OPWDD facilities, programs and Office of Employee Relations staff to ensure that investigations are completed in a fair and timely manner.
-Interrogate state employees following stipulations of the collective bargaining agreements.
-Make recommendations to supervisor, Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office (DDSOO) and Office of Employee Relations staff regarding possible violations of OPWDD policy and procedures.
-Provide testimony at arbitration hearings to support the outcome of the investigation.
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.

Duties Description Six years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience. "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.

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 Associates 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 Bachelors degree for four years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience. Regardless of any substitution, all candidates must have at least two years of field investigative experience or law enforcement investigative experience.

Types of Investigative experience that could be considered qualifying: Police Detective; Insurance Investigator; Licensed and Registered Private Investigator; Federal Investigator; State Investigator; Municipal Investigator; Child Protective Services Investigator.
Types of Non- qualifying Investigative experience: Routine Police Patrol Work; Security Guard; tax Collector; Credit Checker; Legal Assistant/Attorney; Hotel or store detective, loss prevention officer; Parole or Correction Officer; Fire and Safety Inspector.

Additional Comments Please note: •Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicatethis 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 entityon any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federallyassisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (orexcluded 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 Annette Sattinger

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address OPWDD.sm.COrecruitment@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street OPWDD Personnel Office

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229

 

Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and resume by 11/4/21. Please reference the above EOA #2021-124 in all correspondence.

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