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Investigator 1

No Current Vacancies for Investigator

Applications are being accepted from current state employees, those eligible for reinstatement based on prior permanent competitive service, and candidates on an eligible list for the position. Candidates on the eligible list for the position MUST include the list title and score received in a cover letter.

Investigator 1
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number
Application Due By
Title Investigator 1
Location: City
DEC Region Division/Bureau
$49,834 - $62,336 Effective 04/2020
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC Management Confidential (M/C) 06
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 12 or higher and either:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.1: Permanent competitive service as a Beverage Control Investigator, Crime Victims Specialist 1, Crime Victims Specialist 1 (Chinese Language), Crime Victims Specialist 1 (Spanish Language), Excise Tax Investigator 1, License Investigator 1, Motor Vehicle Investigator or Public Works Wage Investigator.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles):

two years of full-time, paid experience in a field investigative position requiring the submission of detailed narrative reports; or

60 semester credit hours of college-level study; or

30 semester credit hours of college-level study AND one year of the experience stated above.

Definition: For the purposes of these examinations, "investigative experience" is defined as gathering and securing information and evidence from a variety of sources through independent, non-structured activities including the preparation and submission of detailed narrative reports describing the method of gathering the evidence and the results of the investigations. Experience in auditing, interviewing, building security surveillance, traffic enforcement, or performing routine inspections or surveys will NOT be considered investigative experience.

Examples of Qualifying Experience: Investigative experience in positions such as police detective, plainclothes police officer, detective investigator, insurance investigator, private investigator, federal or state investigator, or an investigative position in the armed forces, or in positions involving trial preparation.

Examples of Non-Qualifying Experience: Experience in ROUTINE POLICE PATROL work, tax collection, collection of delinquent accounts, skip tracing, credit checking, hotel or store detective, parole officer, correction officer, guard, inspector, or security related positions or in any other position which does not involve the level of field investigation as those positions described above WILL NOT be considered qualifying experience for purposes of this examination.

Additional Comments
To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.