Investigative Specialist 3 Law - Grade 25

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This title exists in Law, Department of and has approximately 4 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Investigative Specialist Tr 1 Law
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Investigative Specialist Tr 1 Law 13 $49,363 $63,169
Investigative Specialist Tr 2 Law 14 $52,198 $66,634
Investigative Specialist 1 Law 18 $65,001 $82,656
Investigative Specialist 2 Law 23 $84,156 $106,454
Investigative Specialist 3 Law 25 $93,530 $117,875
Investigative Specialist 4 Law 27 $103,784 $127,830

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Job Duties

As an Investigative Specialist 3 (Law), M-1, you would conduct investigations and perform any duties performed by the Investigative Specialists 2 (Law). You would establish and implement procedures and protocols within the unit. You would review and investigate findings and recommendation of staff regarding the closing and re-opening of cases. You would schedule and assign work according to investigator's workload and experience. You would conduct field investigations and undercover investigations, serve subpoenas and transport witnesses and documents to trial. Additionally, you would provide supervision to two or more Investigative Specialists 2 (Law).

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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 qualified for this title.

On or before the date of examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Law (Office of the Attorney General) and have had competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Investigative Specialist 2 (Law), Grade-23* OR two years as an Investigative Specialist 1 (Law), Grade-18.

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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