New York State has approximately 708 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. 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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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.
As an Investigator 1, you would independently perform investigative activities to gather information and evidence and prepare written reports of findings. Positions are set up for a statewide program of limited scope but with a broad base of licensees, claimants or participants or for incumbents to carry out discrete investigations as directed by their supervisor. Investigations generally focus on single individuals or entities that are suspected of violating clearly defined rules, regulations or laws. You may also assist in assuring compliance with program requirements.
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.
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.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
There are three examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for all.
For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance or the Division of Tax Appeals and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as:
Either A. an Investigative Aide or Investigative Aide (Spanish Language);
Or B. in a position allocated to Grade 9 or higher; OR in a position allocated to Grade 6, 7, or 8 AND have a bachelor's or higher degree.
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before January 22, 2023, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.
For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, you must have:
Either 1. four years of qualifying experience;*
Or 2. an associate's degree in criminal justice, cyber security, law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, economic crime management, or homeland security AND two years of qualifying experience;*
Or 3. a bachelor's degree or higher in criminal justice, cyber security, law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, economic crime management, or homeland security.
*Qualifying experience: For the purposes of this examination, 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.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.00-513 00-514 26-946
When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.
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.