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Investigative Specialist 2 (Professional Conduct), Grade 18 (PEF)

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

  • Supervise and direct Investigative Specialist 1s 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 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 (Professional Conduct) relative to case dispositions; and
  • Ensure the accuracy and timely submission of required reports and administrative tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent non-competitive 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.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by June 29, 2021 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OP-1369/21802) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by SED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.


Grade Level: 
Grade 18
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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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