SENIOR TOWN INVESTIGATOR 5792
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class conducts investigations into routine and non-routine violations of town ordinances in response to complaints received from town departments and the general public, as directed by the Town Attorney's Office. The incumbent reviews data, and assists the Town Attorney's office in the preparation of reports regarding possible violations and measures taken to rectify them. Supervision is exercised over Town Investigators in the performance of field investigations at the overall direction of the Town Attorney. Work is reviewed by conferences with attorneys in the Town Attorney's office. Does related work as required.
Investigates routine and non-routine matters that have been reported to the Town Attorney's office;
Compiles data utilized in departmental reports for submission and review by the Town Attorney's office;
Assists the Town Attorney in the preparation of reports;
Testifies in court regarding investigations;
Reports complex investigations to technical supervisors for priority attention;
Supervises the activities of Town Investigators under the direction of the Town Attorney;
Coordinates efforts within the town to ensure appropriateness of action.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures employed in investigative work; thorough knowledge of state and local statutes and ordinances; thorough knowledge of town roads, communities and incorporated villages; good knowledge of District Court and Supreme Court procedures and rules of evidence; ability to assemble, analyze and evaluate evidence; ability to interview and deal tactfully with witnesses and the general public; ability to prepare clear and accurate reports; ability to supervise the work of employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to exercise good judgment in handling investigations; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field, and one (1) year of experience as an investigator; or,
b) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field and three (3) years of experience as an investigator; or,
c) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and five (5) years of experience as an investigator; or,
d) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of a), b), and c).
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Town Investigator or Town Investigator (Spanish Speaking).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
At the time of appointment and throughout the period of employment, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver’s license.
All employees must successfully complete the required basic training program entitled Minimum Standards for Code Enforcement Personnel, established by the State of New York Fire Fighting and Code Enforcement Personnel Standards and Education Commission. The program must be completed in the appropriate time period as specified in the regulations. Upon completion, the required in-service training programs must be attended as scheduled.