Occ. Code 6659100

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1, GRADE 16

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2, GRADE 20

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 3, GRADE 23

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 4, GRADE 25

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Incumbents of these positions investigate reported or suspected violations of law, rule or regulation relating to an agency's enforcement, regulatory, compensation award or licensing programs. They use a variety of investigative techniques, including gathering and verifying information, interviewing witnesses and complainants, reviewing electronic and paper documents, and conducting surveillance and undercover activities to obtain information and evidence. They prepare written reports of their findings, which may be used by agency management and law enforcement in support or defense of administrative or criminal charges, the imposition or collection of fines, penalties or other sanctions, and the negotiation of settlements. They may perform other tasks that support compliance with an agencys laws, rules and regulations; and testify at administrative or criminal proceedings.  

 

Investigative Officers are classified in various State agencies and may have Peace Officer status.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1: performance level; under the general direction of an Investigative Officer 2 or other higher level staff, independently undertakes investigations requiring the knowledge and interpretation of a substantial variety or body of laws, rules or regulations, organized criminal activity, or fraud to determine and ensure compliance and secure information to take civil and or criminal action. They may also participate in joint agency operations; assist law enforcement in all aspects of an investigation involving multiple entities and violations, provide technical assistance and training and make arrests.  In addition to investigative duties, positions issue permits and certificates, and serve revocations, cancellations, suspensions and stop work orders. They may also recommend penalties, collect damages and negotiate settlements.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2: first level supervisor; under the general direction of an Investigative Officer 3 or other higher level staff, supervises two or more Investigative Officers 1, and other staff as assigned; and may be assigned more sensitive or complex investigations requiring greater knowledge and interpretation of the agencys laws, rules or regulations.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 3: second level supervisor; under the general direction of an Investigative Officer 4 or other higher level staff, supervises two or more Investigative Officers 2 and other investigative and support staff within a unit, or geographical area. May serve as director or assistant director of an investigative program.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 4: managerial level; under the general direction of higher level staff, manages and directs the operations of investigative units headed by Investigative Officers 2 or 3 in a central, regional or district office. May serve as assistant director or director of an investigative program.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1

 

·       Performs a wide variety of enforcement, regulatory and licensing investigative activities to gather information and report facts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 4

 

·       May perform any duty assigned to an Investigative Officer 1, 2 or 3.

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1

 

Open Competitive: five years of experience in a field investigative position conducting interviews of witnesses and others, taking written statements and affidavits, collecting and analyzing physical and documentary evidence, and preparing detailed written reports of investigative findings.

 

Substitutions: an associates degree in criminal justice or related field may substitute for two years of qualifying experience.  A bachelors degree in criminal justice or related field may substitute for four years of qualifying experience. Related fields include: law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, and economic crime management.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 1.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 3

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 2.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 4

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 3.

 

Rev: 1/18

 

Attachment

 

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.


 

PARENTHETIC ATTACHMENT

 

Investigative Officers perform a wide variety of duties. Investigative Officer parenthetics are classified when the majority of a given positions duties and responsibilities emphasize a particular specialty or body of laws, rules and regulations.  Candidates may be required to meet the requirements for Peace and or Police Officer status, and physical/medical standards.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1, 2 AND 3 (BEVERAGE CONTROL): these positions exist only in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board/State Liquor Authority. Incumbents 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 OFFICER 2, 3 AND 4 (LABOR STANDARDS): these positions exist only in the Department of Labors Division of Labor Standards. Incumbents supervise or manage the performance of investigations related to the administration and enforcement of the laws, rules and regulations governing Labor Standards.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1, 2, 3 AND 4 (PUBLIC WORK WAGE): these positions exist only in the Department of Labors Division of Public Work Wage. Incumbents supervise or manage the performance of investigations related to the administration and enforcement of the laws, rules and regulations governing Public Work Wage.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1, 2 AND 3 (STATE INSURANCE FUND): these positions exist only in the State Insurance Fund. Incumbents supervise or manage the performance of investigations related to the administration and enforcement of the laws, rules and regulations governing Workers Compensation and Disability Benefits.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2, 3 AND 4 (UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE): these positions exist only in the Department of Labors Division of Unemployment Insurance. Incumbents supervise or manage the performance of investigations related to the administration and enforcement of the laws, rules and regulations governing Unemployment Insurance.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2, 3 and 4 (WORKERS COMPENSATION): these positions exist only in the Workers Compensation Board. Incumbents supervise or manage the performance of investigations related to the administration and enforcement of the laws, rules and regulations governing Workers Compensation.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

          INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1 (BEVERAGE CONTROL)

 

Open Competitive: five years of experience in a field investigative position conducting interviews of witnesses and others, taking written statements and affidavits, collecting and analyzing physical and documentary evidence, and preparing detailed written reports of investigative findings.

 

Substitutions: an associates degree in criminal justice or related field may substitute for two years of qualifying experience.  A bachelors degree in criminal justice or related field may substitute for four years of qualifying experience. Related fields include: law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, and economic crime management.

 

NOTE: Candidates will be required to meet the requirements for Peace Officer status, and physical/medical standards.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2 (BEVERAGE CONTROL)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 1 (Beverage Control).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 3 (BEVERAGE CONTROL)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 2 (Beverage Control).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2 (LABOR STANDARDS)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 1.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 3 (LABOR STANDARDS)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 2 (Labor Standards).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 4 (LABOR STANDARDS)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 3 (Labor Standards).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1 (PUBLIC WORK WAGE)

 

Open Competitive: five years of experience in construction project management and/or administration in one or more of the following specific area(s): comprehensive on-site construction project management; labor and prevailing wage rate record-keeping, audit, and compliance; payroll administration for a construction business; human resources administration for a construction business; work site diversity compliance for contractors and subcontractors; regulatory construction-oriented MWBE compliance; labor relations/union contract administration; construction project accounting, budgeting, and estimating; technical project inspection, evaluation, and reporting; or work site safety compliance/reporting and OSHA coordination.  

 

Substitutions: an associates degree in architecture, engineering, construction, civil technology or criminal justice or related field may substitute for two years of general construction experience.  A bachelors degree in architecture, engineering, construction, civil engineering, civil technology or criminal justice or related field may substitute for four years of general construction experience. Related fields include: law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, and economic crime management.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2 (PUBLIC WORK WAGE)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 1 (Public Work Wage).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 3 (PUBLIC WORK WAGE)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 2 (Public Work Wage).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 4 (PUBLIC WORK WAGE)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 3 (Public Work Wage).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 1 (STATE INSURANCE FUND)

 

Open Competitive:  an associates or bachelors degree in criminal justice or related field, or five years of insurance claims investigation experience or professional investigation experience with law enforcement agencies, or seven years of professional investigation experience involving economic or insurance related matters.  Related fields include: law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, and economic crime management.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2 (STATE INSURANCE FUND)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 1 (State Insurance Fund).

 


 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 3 (STATE INSURANCE FUND)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 2 (State Insurance Fund).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2 (UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 1.

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 3 (UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 2 (Unemployment Insurance).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 4 (UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 3 (Unemployment Insurance).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 2 (WORKERS COMPENSATION)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 1.

 

          INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 3 (WORKERS COMPENSATION)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 2 (Workers Compensation).

 

INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER 4 (WORKERS COMPENSATION)

 

Promotion: one year of permanent service as an Investigative Officer 3 (Workers Compensation).