DETECTIVE INVESTIGATOR 5731
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class performs investigations on behalf of the District Attorney's Office. Duties are frequently performed in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies. The incumbent works an assigned shift and may be called upon to continue investigations on other shifts. Assignments are carried out with some independence, but advice and assistance are available from a supervisor in difficult or unusual cases. Work is reviewed by an administrative supervisor for adherence to methods and procedures and results obtained. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Interviews and takes statements from witnesses to crimes;
Keeps records of investigations made and prepares reports of work progress;
Locates witnesses and serves subpoenas for Grand Jury and Criminal Courts;
Transports witnesses to Grand Jury hearings;
May testify in court regarding cases;
Collects, evaluates and develops evidence;
Seeks out and contacts informants to obtain information relating to criminal activity;
Uses investigative apparatus such as electronic, video and photographic equipment as needed.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of investigative principles, practices and methods; good knowledge of court procedures and criminal trials; good knowledge of syndicated organized crime and relationships among individuals connected with syndicated organized crime; good knowledge of the rules of evidence; good knowledge of applicable statutes, court decisions, and administrative rulings pertaining to violations of the law; skill in ascertaining facts by personal contact and observation of individuals, as well as examination of records; skill in the use and care of firearms and in unarmed defense; ability to assist in the preparation of cases for court; ability to write and speak effectively; ability to testify effectively in court; ability to use technical investigative equipment; ability to prepare comprehensive activity reports; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Minimum of sixty (60) credits from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State and an aggregate minimum of eight (8) years of experience as a detective or plainclothes investigator while employed as a police officer by a state, county, city, town or village police department within New York State, whose principal duties included the investigation of organized crime or gang activities such as gambling, usury, pornography, prostitution, arson, extortion and counterfeiting, narcotics trafficking, and violent felonies. Such experience must include three (3) or more of the following: physical and electronic surveillance; undercover role-playing; wiretap investigations; cultivation and use of informants; testifying at trials, hearings and grand juries; obtaining search and arrest warrants.
One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a District Attorney Investigator.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
At the time of appointment, and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.
There will be a qualifying psychological evaluation for open-competitive candidates.