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

 

          Positions in this title series 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 of these positions 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 Generals Unit at DOCCS.  All incumbents at DOCCS assist in the total care and confinement of offenders, sentenced to the custody of the Department and as such perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of a facility and/or location to which they are assigned.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

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

 

          SENIOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATOR:  first supervisory level; supervise and train a minimum of four Correctional Services Employee Investigators and/or Correction Officers; conduct the more complex investigations; and conduct and/or supervise 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.

 

          Law Department Investigators provide investigative support to Law Department attorneys preparatory to litigation either filed against the State and its employees, or by the State in the defense of the public interest.

 

          Motor Vehicle Investigators independently perform a variety of criminal investigations, field inspections, inventories of seized properties, odometer fraud, identity verification, fraudulent document detection, vehicle theft examinations and security evaluations.  Incumbents provide technical expertise and participate in joint operations with various federal, State, county and municipal law enforcement agencies for the purpose of combating auto theft and the production and/or use of fraudulent documents.

 

          Beverage Control Investigators conduct investigations to obtain information concerning non-compliance with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law or Regulations by licensees or unlicensed operators.  They examine records of alcoholic beverage establishments, analyzing inventory, pricing and receipt data to ascertain compliance with disclosure and other requirements.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATOR

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Provide 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.

 

Supervise subordinate staff.

 

 

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

 

 

Supervise and conduct audits of programs and policies promulgated by the Commissioner.

 

 

Supervise and conduct 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.

 

Provide direction and oversight of  Employee Investigations Unit.

 

 

Coordinate 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.

 

 

Administer the disqualifications and appeals processes for prospective candidates.

 

 

Coordinate all investigations of employees.

 

 

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

 

Manage 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 Associates Degree may be substituted for one year of the general experience, or a Bachelors Degree for two years of the general experience.

 

          SENIOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATOR

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent 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 Associates Degree may be substituted for one year of the general experience, or a Bachelors Degree for two years of the general experience.

 

          COORDINATOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATIONS

 

Promotion:  one year of permanent 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 Associates Degree may be substituted for one year of the general experience, or a Bachelors Degree for two years of the general experience.

 

Date:  4/17

         

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.