Minimum Qualifications Eight years of law enforcement investigative experience or field investigative* experience, of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Substitution: An Associate’s degree may be substituted for two years of law enforcement investigative or field investigative experience;
OR a Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for four years of law enforcement or field investigative experience.
Regardless of any substitution, all candidates must have at least two years of supervisory law enforcement investigative experience or field investigative experience.
*Field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience is defined as independent investigative experience and includes 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.
Non-qualifying experience includes: Routine police patrol work, traffic enforcement, building surveillance, tax collection, collection of delinquent accounts, skip tracing, credit checking, auditing, employment interviewing, hotel or store detective, correction officer, guard inspector or security related positions or in any other position which does not involve the level of field investigation as those positions described above WILL NOT be considered qualifying experience.
Must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License.
Duties Description • Supervise pre-trial investigations and assist investigators on complex cases or those of a particularly sensitive nature.
• Supervise investigations of a wide variety of civil complaints, and felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, including such areas as: NYS Penal Law violations, allegations of abuse and/or neglect, financial and death investigations.
• Review reports of investigations conducted by to ensure they are complete and carried out in an appropriate manner.
• Assist in the preparation and service of search warrants and arrest warrants; review and approve reports for use in preparation and prosecution of criminal and civil cases.
• Supervise investigators responding to incident scenes to collect evidence, interview witnesses, victims or suspects.
• Coordinate the daily activities of investigators and assigns cases for investigation.
• Testify in court concerning evidence gathered in pre-trial investigations.
• Serve as a liaison and coordinate investigative activities with law enforcement officers from various agencies.
• Operate police radio, computers, photographic and recording equipment, eJustice terminal, and other related law enforcement equipment and resources.
• Ensure confidentiality of information gathered during the investigative process is maintained.
• Routinely meet with each investigator regarding all aspects of cases and various strategies to be employed.
• Train new employees in the process and techniques required in the performance of their job.
• Provide direction to staff on policies, procedures and investigative strategies.
Additional Comments The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction of six state agencies. The following list outlines several of the Justice Center’s key responsibilities:
•Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and provide oversight of quality of care.
•Operate a centralized, statewide 24-hour hotline and incident reporting system staffed by trained personnel.
•Operate a statewide register that contains the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect.
•Centralize and perform functions relating to criminal history background checks.
•Investigate serious allegations of abuse and neglect.
•Prosecute criminal acts of abuse and neglect.
•Analyze abuse patterns and trends in order to prevent future occurrences.
NOTE: You are advised that should you accept a job offer with this agency, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay for the cost of the fingerprinting fee. 211 Waivers are not given for this position.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics to jc.sm.HRresumes@justicecenter.ny.gov and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.