Senr Correctional Services Employee Investigator

Grade 17

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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. Correctional Services Employee Investigator

    Grade 14

  2. Senr Correctional Services Employee Investigator

    Grade 17

  3. Coord Correctional Srvs Employee Invstgts

    Grade 62

Summary of Job Description

As a Senior Correctional Services Employee Investigator, you would:

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

Supervise subordinate staff.

Provide supervision, guidance, and oversight to subordinate staff, and intervene and resolve problems as necessary.

Determine and oversee staff assignments.  

Approve leave and track time and attendance.

Review, monitor, and evaluate staff performance.  

Complete performance evaluations.

Identify training needs and arrange for provision of training.

Manage and direct program activities by setting priorities and deadlines.

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

Evaluate the performance of subordinate staff on an ongoing basis.

Supervise the preparation of case folders.

Supervise the evaluation of cases and status changes as they occur.

Oversee the conduct of face-to-face interviews with the candidates and necessary follow-up as needed.

Monitor investigative staff to verify that a timely review of questionable cases for completeness and accuracy is performed and a proposed course of action is presented.

Perform a final audit and evaluation of subordinates cases to ensure compliance and completeness with office policy.

Monitor investigative staff's interaction with candidates and the public in general.

Interact with agencies within the New York State Criminal Justice System, as well as the Federal System, in exchanging essential information.

Train subordinates to ensure that they utilize available resources; i.e., NYSPIN, PC Programs, fingerprinting, etc., effectively in order to complete the investigative process.

Respond to candidate inquiries made by Main Office executive staff and facility executive team members.

Maintain quality control, tracking, and accountability on all DCJS/FBI fingerprints submitted on all new employees Statewide.

Provide fingerprint training to facility ID Officers.

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

Perform and supervise on-site analyses to determine if programs and policies have been properly implemented and carried out by the facilities of the Department.

Perform and supervise on-site analyses to determine the extent and effectiveness of specific policies and programs.

Prepare reports of audit findings for submission to Coordinator Correctional Services Employee Investigations.

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

Supervise and conduct preliminary inquiries regarding complaints from offenders, Department personnel, and civilians.

Conduct and assist subordinate staff with conducting fact-finding interviews with witnesses, co-workers, and others as necessary.

As necessary, supervise and/or conduct on-site surveillance activities pertinent to the case under investigation.

Provide daily supervision, training, and orientation to Correctional Services Employee Investigators and/or Correction Officers as assigned.

Provide direction to Correctional Services Employee Investigators and/or Correction Officers relative to their investigative responsibilities and monitor their performance, making recommendations concerning areas where improvement is needed.

Interact with local, State, and federal criminal justice agencies in obtaining and exchanging essential information pertaining to cases.

Train subordinate staff to ensure that they effectively utilize available technological resources in completing the investigative process.

Evaluate performance of assigned Correctional Services Employee Investigators and/or Correction Officers.

As necessary, develop recommendations to supervisory staff for the return of detached service staff to their permanent facility.

May investigate Workers Compensation claims filed by employees of DOCCS.

Perform all of the above duties and functions, but does so in accordance with Departmental and State Insurance Fund policy and procedures and the Workers Compensation Law.

Handle all aspects of the investigations from preliminary inquiries up to, and including, assisting in the prosecution of alleged offenders and furnishing court testimony.

Incumbents assigned to Workers Compensation claim investigations typically do not supervise subordinate staff, but must be available 24 hours per day for immediate dispatch for the purpose of initiating the investigation of a questionable work-related accident or illness.

Examine and, if necessary, photograph accident scenes.

Examine claimant's personnel, timekeeping, and medical records as they relate to the Workers Compensation claim.

Work, in concert with facility administrators, agency Counsel's Office, Bureau of Labor Relations, Office of Personnel, State Insurance Fund, Attorney General's Office and law enforcement agencies in the development of legal evidence.

May assist in the arrest of alleged offenders or serve legal process.

Prepare reports for the Coordinator Correctional Services Employee Investigations for presentation to the Deputy Commissioner.

Submit periodic reports regarding the final disposition of those cases that have been adjudicated, including comments as to the reasons for the success or failure of each case.

Review existing mechanisms for the control of Workers Compensation abuse to ensure that they are being carried out according to Departmental policy and the Workers Compensation Law.

Visit assigned facilities periodically to review procedures to be followed in those cases where fraud or abuse is suspected.

Work closely with Main Office Personnel during all phases of the investigative and prosecution/discipline stages of the case, ensuring consistency in the application of policy.

Based on his/her field experience, suggest or develop new mechanisms or procedures to enhance the effectiveness of the Department's Workers Compensation Program as it relates to controlling abuse.

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

There is currently no Min Qual details available for this title.

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How to Apply

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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 or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, 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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