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Internal Investigator 1 JCNew York State Justice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs - Schenectady, NY
posted 30+ days ago
Six years of law enforcement investigative or field investigative* experience.

Substitution: An Associate’s degree may be substituted for two years of law enforcement or field investigative experience;
OR a Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for four years of law enforcement or field 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.
Must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License.

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, correction officer, guard, inspector or security related positions, or any other position which does not involve the level of law enforcement investigative or field investigation described above. Positions that do not have the law enforcement or field experience described above WILL NOT be considered qualifying experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in the direct provision of services which may include the care, review, investigation, assessment, treatment, or case planning for person(s) in facilities or programs covered by the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012, which includes facilities or providers providing care to vulnerable persons within the State Oversight Agencies (SOA). The SOA agencies include the NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Department of Health, and NYS Education Department.
Duties Description

The Internal Investigator 1 assigned to the Schenectady Triage Unit will perform the following duties:

  • Review recommended determinations for abuse and neglect investigations conducted by State Oversight Agencies and their licensed or certified providers.
  • Analyze and collect evidence to establish statutory elements for all allegations of abuse and neglect.
  • Determine if additional evidence or follow-up with a State Oversight Agency is necessary.
  • Evaluate the case record and all evidence to the elements of abuse and neglect to make a fact-based determination.
  • Write concise investigation summary reports to effectively communicate the recommended determination of investigations to appropriate parties.
  • Identify serious systemic issues and contributing factors to an incident and make appropriate internal notifications.
  • Complete Letters of Determination for all appropriate contacts associated with a case.
  • Conduct State Central Register checks for all persons identified as a subject of a report of abuse or neglect.
  • Manage a large caseload while meeting case deadlines.
  • Work within a statewide case management system to record, track and update pertinent case information.
  • Perform duties both independently and in a team setting with internal and external business units.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.
Additional Comments
The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction of six state agencies. The following list outlines several of the Justice Center’s key responsibilities:

  • Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and provide oversight of quality of care.
  • Operate a centralized, statewide 24-hour hotline and incident reporting system staffed by trained personnel.
  • Operate a statewide register that contains the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect.
  • Centralize and perform functions relating to criminal history background checks.
  • Investigate serious allegations of abuse and neglect.
  • Prosecute criminal acts of abuse and neglect.
  • Analyze abuse patterns and trends in order to prevent future occurrences.

NOTE: You are advised that should you accept a job offer with this agency, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay for the cost of the fingerprinting fee. 211 waivers are not given for this position.

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