Investigative Officer 3 Public Work Wage - Grade 23

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This title exists in Labor, Department of and has approximately 8 positions.

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Salary Information for Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Investigative Officer 1 Public Work Wage 16 $58,247 $74,135
Investigative Officer 2 Public Work Wage 20 $72,032 $91,381
Investigative Officer 3 Public Work Wage 23 $84,156 $106,454
Investigative Officer 4 Public Work Wage 25 $93,530 $117,875

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Job Duties

As an Investigative Officer 3 (Public Work Wage), under the supervision of an Investigative Officer 4 (Public Work Wage), you would supervise and direct the application and enforcement of the provisions of Article 8, 8-A, and 9 of the New York State Labor Law relating to the field activities of the district offices in your assigned area of the state; assign and reassign field staff; review field methods and procedures to ensure uniform application of standards; evaluate workload reports; confer with various interested parties on matters which cannot be settled at a lower level; work with supervisor to determine personnel, equipment, and material requirements for assigned district offices; liaison with the building trades in the district supervised; and maintain the good will of public officials and advise them on the requirements of the law. You would prepare and give testimony in administrative hearings and in a Court of Law for criminal infractions of Article 8, 8-A, and 9. These positions require travel which may involve occasional overnight, and additional duties as assigned.

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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.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Labor and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an:

Investigative Officer 2 (Public Work Wage) or Senior Public Work Wage Investigator.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

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.


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How to Apply

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Mobility Options

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