Internal Investigator 1 Justice Center

Grade 18

New York State has approximately 128 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Justice Center. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Internal Investigator 1 Justice Center

    Grade 18

  2. Internal Investigator 2 Justice Center

    Grade 23

  3. Supvg Investigator Justice Center

    Grade 61

Summary of Job Description

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.

As an Internal Investigator 1 (Justice Center), you would:

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

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

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

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, parole officer, 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.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience. For additional information or clarification, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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