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

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

  • Serve as a regional Deputy Director of OPD and supervise Investigative Specialist 2 (Professional Conducts)’s within the upstate regions (Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo);
  • 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, highly sensitive, 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: Candidates must have one year of permanent non-competitive service as an Investigative Specialist 4 (Professional Conduct).

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

Either 1: Two years of permanent, non-competitive service as an Investigative Specialist 2 (Professional Conduct)

OR 2:  Nine years of experience in conducting field investigations or investigations of professional or 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. Three years of the experience must have been at a supervisory level.

SUBSTITUTION: An Associate’s degree in criminal justice or related field may substitute 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.  Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Verification of work experience will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.  This position requires extensive statewide travel (20% of assignment).


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


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by  March 4, 2021 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (OP-1327/21801) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Grade Level: 
Grade 27
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 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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