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Investigative Specialist 4 (Professional Conduct), Grade 27 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of the Professions is seeking applicants for an Investigative Specialist 4 (Professional Conduct) position in the New York City Office of Professional Discipline (OPD). Under the general direction of the Director, Division of Investigations, the Investigative Specialist 4 (Professional Conduct) will supervise and coordinate the investigative program for the Division of Investigations. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as a regional Deputy Director of OPD and supervise Investigative Specialist 2’s within the region;
  • Meet and consult with subordinate staff and OPD leadership to determine priorities of investigations, allocation of staff, and the use of investigative techniques to be used in investigations;
  • Direct training of investigative staff;
  • Participate in the selection of new staff;
  • Conduct unusually large or complex investigations;
  • Review cases to ensure compliance with Division and Department policies;
  • Act as a liaison with federal, state, and local agencies; and
  • Participate in outreach programs.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Investigative Specialist 4 (Professional Conduct).

Non-Competitive Appointment:  For non-competitive appointment, candidates must have two years of permanent non-competitive service as an Investigative Specialist 2.


Conditions of Employment: 

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

*Leads to a maximum salary of $111,316 based on annual performance advances.

** This salary includes $3,026 annual downstate location adjustment.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by August 2, 2019 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OP-1214/21293) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

New York City
Grade Level: 
Grade 27
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Friday, August 2, 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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