Occ. Code 6634100

 

INTERNAL INVESTIGATOR 1 (JUSTICE CENTER), GRADE 18

6634100

INTERNAL INVESTIGATOR 2 (JUSTICE CENTER), GRADE 23

6634200

SUPERVISING INVESTIGATOR (JUSTICE CENTER), M-1

6634500

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Standard

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

          Positions in this title series independently conduct investigations involving allegations of physical and financial abuse, neglect, and death of vulnerable persons. Internal Investigators (Justice Center) work with local and state law enforcement authorities to assist in the investigation of offenses by collecting evidence, and interviewing witnesses and suspects.

          These positions are only classified at the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

          INTERNAL INVESTIGATOR 1 (JUSTICE CENTER): full performance level; conducts a variety of investigations including allegations of abuse and/or neglect, financial, and death.

 

          INTERNAL INVESTIGATOR 2 (JUSTICE CENTER): first supervisory level for non-criminal investigations, or serves as criminal investigator.

 

          SUPERVISING INVESTIGATOR (JUSTICE CENTER): second supervisory level; oversees a team of investigators in an assigned region.

RELATED CLASSES

          Internal Investigators (OCFS) conduct investigations involving allegations of abuse and misconduct within Office of Children and Family Services facilities.

 

          Internal Investigators (OPWDD) conduct investigations involving allegations of abuse and misconduct within Office for People with Developmental Disabilities facilities.


ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

          INTERNAL INVESTIGATOR 1 (JUSTICE CENTER)

·       Conduct investigations of a wide variety of civil complaints, including areas such as: physical abuse and/or neglect, financial and death investigations.

 

·       Perform pre-adjudication investigations and assist other investigators. 

 

·       Respond to incident scenes to collect evidence and interview witnesses, victims or suspects.

 

·       Trace, interview, and subpoena witnesses, victims, and suspects in civil cases.

 

·       Obtain statements, documents and related evidence for use in court, and coordinate the appearance of witnesses at adjudication proceedings.

 

·       Examine court, public and governmental records needed for investigation in the preparation of evidence for trial by taking photographs, preparing diagrams, charts, etc.

 

·       Write narrative reports to effectively communicate the results of investigations to appropriate parties.

 

·       Testify in adjudication proceedings concerning evidence gathered in investigations.

 

·       Serve as a liaison and coordinate investigative activities with investigators and law enforcement officers from various agencies.

 

·       Serve civil process documents and make recommendations regarding case disposition.

 

·       Operate computers, photographic and recording equipment, and other related investigative equipment and resources.

          INTERNAL INVESTIGATOR 2 (JUSTICE CENTER)

When assigned non-criminal investigations, serves as a lead investigator and performs the same duties as Internal Investigator 1 (Justice Center). 

When assigned criminal investigations, the positions perform the following duties in addition to those described for Internal Investigators 1 (Justice Center):

·       Perform pre-trial investigations and assists other investigators.  Trace, interview, and subpoena witnesses, victims, and suspects in criminal and civil cases; obtain statements, documents and related evidence for use in court.

 

·       Conduct 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.

·       Prepare and serve search warrants and arrest warrants; prepare reports for use in preparation and prosecution of criminal and civil cases.

 

·       Testify in court concerning evidence gathered in pre-trial investigations.

·       Serve criminal and civil process documents; make arrests as necessary based on probable cause, warrants, and criminal complaints.

 

·       Operate police radio, computers, photographic and recording equipment, eJustice terminal, and other related law enforcement equipment and resources.

          SUPERVISING INVESTIGATOR (JUSTICE CENTER)

·       Supervise pre-trial investigations and assist investigators on cases of a particularly sensitive nature.

 

·       Supervise investigations of a 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 subordinate investigators 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.

 

·       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.

 

·       Provide direction to staff on policies, procedures and investigative strategies.

 

·       Perform the full range of supervisory duties (e.g., performance evaluations, attendance and leave, and discipline).

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

          INTERNAL INVESTIGATOR 1 (JUSTICE CENTER)

Non-competitive:  six years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience*.

          INTERNAL INVESTIGATOR 2 (JUSTICE CENTER)

Promotion:  one year of permanent service as an Internal Investigator 1 (Justice Center).

Non-competitive:  eight years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience*.

          SUPERVISING INVESTIGATOR (JUSTICE CENTER)

Promotion:  one year of permanent service as an Internal Investigator 2 (Justice Center).

Non-competitive:  eight years of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience*, two of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

*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 any other position which does not involve the level of field investigative or law enforcement investigative experience described above.  Positions that do not have the field investigative or law enforcement experience described above WILL NOT be considered qualifying experience.

Date:  2/17

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.