Internal Investigator 2 Justice Center

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 73 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.

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

As an Internal Investigator 2 (Justice Center), you would:

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.

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:  eight 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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