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Investigative Specialist 2 (Professional Conduct), Grade 23 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Professions is seeking candidates for an Investigative Specialist 2 (Professional Conduct) position in the Office of Professional Discipline in Harlem. The incumbent will work under the general direction of an Investigative Specialist 4 (Professional Conduct) and will supervise and direct Investigative Specialists 1. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise and direct Investigative Specialists 1 in the investigation of allegations of violations of
  • statutes, rules or regulations by licensed professionals; unlawful practice of a profession by an unlicensed person; the moral character of a person seeking licensure or the background of formerly licensed professionals who are seeking reinstatement of their professional license;
  • Assign cases and assist in the development of an overall plan for the conduct of the investigations;
  • Evaluate information gathered in all phases of investigations to determine the scope or direction of the
  • Investigation;
  • Make recommendations to the Investigative Specialist 4 relative to case dispositions; and
  • Ensure the accuracy and timely submission of required reports, and for administrative tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent non-competitive or 55b/c service as an Investigative Specialist 2 (Professional Conduct).

Non-Competitive Appointment: For non-competitive appointment, candidates must have:

Either 1.  One year of permanent non-competitive service as an Investigative Specialist 1;

Or 2.  Seven years of experience in conducting field investigations or investigations of medical misconduct preliminary to civil litigation or criminal prosecution. This experience must include conducting interviews of witnesses and others; preparing detailed reports of investigative findings; and testifying at administrative or criminal proceedings. One year of the experience must have been at a supervisory level.

SUBSTITUTION:  An associate's degree in Criminal Justice or related field may be substituted for two years of qualifying experience. A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field may substitute for four years of qualifying experience. Related fields include: law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, and economic crime management.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent non-competitive appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or experience will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $92,693 based on annual performance advances.

** This salary includes a $3,026 annual Downstate adjustment.



APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by September 18, 2019 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OP-1218/21408) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Grade Level: 
Grade 23
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Email Address: 
Office of the Professions

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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