Occ. Code 6643400

                                                        

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATOR,

GRADE 14

6643400

SENIOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE

INVESTIGATOR, GRADE 17

6643800

COORDINATOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE

INVESTIGATIONS, GRADE 23

6643830

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

          Correctional Services Employee Investigators are responsible for a variety of tasks associated with conducting criminal, civil, and internal affairs investigations involving prospective personnel seeking employment with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), current employees, and offenders.  Incumbents conduct investigations concerning the personal history of applicants for positions with DOCCS; conduct audits of programs and policies as assigned; conduct criminal, civil, and internal investigations involving Department personnel and offenders; and provide security for Main Office, as needed.

 

          These positions are classified in the Employee Investigations Unit, Workers’ Compensation Investigation Unit, and Inspector General’s Unit at DOCCS.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

          CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATOR:  journey level; investigates potential and/or current employees of DOCCS.

 

          SENIOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATOR:  first supervisory level; supervises and trains a minimum of four Correctional Services Employee Investigators and/or Correction Officers; conducts the more complex investigations; and conducts and/or supervises field investigations involving criminal, civil, and internal affairs matters.

 

COORDINATOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATIONS: management level; responsible for the coordination, direction, and management of all employee investigations conducted in the unit to which assigned at DOCCS. In addition, incumbents are responsible for establishing and implementing policies and procedures to be adhered to by unit staff and for establishing unit goals.

 

RELATED CLASSES

         

          Correction Officers are responsible for the custody and security as well as the safety and well-being of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities, Correction Camps, Shock Incarceration Correctional Facilities, Work Release Centers and Drug Treatment Centers.  Incumbents are also responsible for offenders requiring mental health services while confined within the State correctional system and those who require health care at hospitals or health care centers outside of Departmental facilities.

 

          Consumer Frauds Representatives mediate consumer complaints, perform field investigations and conduct consumer education and outreach programs.

 

          Investigative Officers (Beverage Control) supervise or manage the performance of investigations related to the administration and enforcement of the Alcohol Beverage Control Law, rules and regulations governing establishments licensed by the agency.  These positions have Peace Officer status.

 

          Investigative Specialists (Law) supervise or manage the performance of investigations necessary to support the State’s position in various types of legal actions concerning the laws, rules and regulations of State agencies.

 

          Investigative Specialists (Motor Vehicle) supervise or manage the performance of investigations related to the administration and enforcement of the laws, rules and regulations governing motor vehicle sales, registration, licensing, and disposal. These positions have Peace Officer status.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATOR

 

Conducts investigations concerning the personal history of applicants for positions within DOCCS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conducts criminal, civil, and internal affairs investigations involving Department personnel and offenders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provides security for Main Office by responding if the alarm is sounded by the receptionist.

 

SENIOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATOR

 

May perform all of the same duties and functions as a Correctional Services Employee Investigator.

 

Supervises subordinate staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supervises investigations concerning the personal history of applicants for positions within DOCCS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supervises and conducts audits of programs and policies promulgated by the Commissioner.

 

 

 

 

Supervises and conducts criminal, civil, and internal affairs investigations involving Department personnel and offenders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May investigate Workers’ Compensation claims filed by employees of DOCCS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COORDINATOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATIONS

 

May perform all of the same duties and functions of a Senior Correctional Services Employee Investigator.

 

Provides direction and oversight of  Employee Investigations Unit.

 

 

 

 

Coordinates the recruitment, hiring, and completion of detailed background investigations of all entry level security and specific civilian personnel for the Department, as well as criminal history inquiries for Office of Mental Health staff assigned to the Department, extra service personnel, and registered volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administers the disqualifications and appeals processes for prospective candidates.

 

 

 

 

Coordinates all investigations of employees.

 

 

 

 

Processes and maintains all data relative to notifications of employee arrests, active and former, when received via teletype, DCJS notification, or telephone.  Notifies the Office of the Inspector General, the Bureau of Labor Relations, and the Bureau of Personnel.

 

Manages a unit charged with investigating abuse of Workers’ Compensation Leave by employees, developing evidence, and taking necessary prosecutorial and disciplinary action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

          CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATOR

 

Open Competitive:  three years of investigative experience, at least one year of which must have been in the criminal justice field.  An associate’s degree may substitute for one year of the general experience, or a bachelor’s degree for two years of the general experience.

 

          SENIOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATOR

 

Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Correctional Services Employee Investigator.

 

Open-Competitive:  four years of investigative experience, at least two of which must have been in the criminal justice field.  An associate’s degree may substitute for one year of the general experience, or a bachelor’s degree for two years of the general experience.

 

          COORDINATOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATIONS

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as a Senior Correctional Services Employee Investigator.

 

Open Competitive:  six years of investigative experience, at least three of which must have been in the criminal justice field.  Of this experience, one or more years must have been in a lead investigator/supervisory capacity.  An associate’s degree may substitute for one year of the general experience, or a bachelor’s degree for two years of the general experience.

 

Rev: 7/18

 

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.