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Job Specification

INVESTIGATOR TRAINEE

 DEFINITION:
 
 Under close supervision of a Supervisor of Investigations, or
 other supervisory official in a State department or agency, as a
 trainee and productive worker, learns to perform routine office
 and/or field duties to investigate alleged non-compliance with State
 statutes and regulatory requirements; does other related duties.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are 
 for illustrative purposes only.  A particular position using this title 
 may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. 
 Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 As a trainee and productive worker:

 Under close supervision performs office and field duties
 of a routine nature involving the investigation of alleged 
 fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, improper conduct, 
 or abuse/neglect by public employees, industry 
 representatives, licensed/certified professionals, 
 authorized vendors, or out-of-home caretakers.

 Learns to review criminal history record information from
 verifiable sources and performs follow-up investigations
 to determine the employment eligibility of applicants and
 existing employees.

 As instructed, properly notifies employers and applicable
 licensing agencies when crimes or offenses documented
 in criminal history records render applicants or employees
 ineligible for employement.

 Participates in and observes the detecting, reporting and 
 follow-up of alleged illegal operations.

 As instructed, check reports and other documents relevant 
 to investigation or enforcement of Federal, State, and
 Local regulations.

 Assists in routine or joint investigations and surveillance 
 with other agencies to gain knowledge of illegal activities 
 to develop a case for enforcement action.

 Learns to and assists in the preparation, issuance and 
 execution of legal documents such as notices of prosecution, 
 affidavits, subpoenas and warrants.

 Assists in preparing answers to complaints and inquiries 
 by correspondence, telephone or in person.

 As instructed, maintains record of indictments, convictions,
 violations, and documents relevant to investigatory matters.

 As instructed, conducts customer rate surveys, municipal 
 surveys, landfill investigations, and/or customer complaint 
 investigations as required.

 Prepares reports of investigational activities containing 
 facts, findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

 May testify for the State before formal hearings, Grand Juries,
 courts of law, administrative hearings or other judicial bodies
 as required.

 As instructed, researches files and gathers data to secure,
 preserve and record evidence which may include the use 
 of cameras, radios and other investigative equipment.

 Assists in investigating complaints pertaining to the
 administration or enforcement activities of State licensing
 boards, agencies, commissions and/or consumer protection 
 advocacy entities.

 Participates in the execution or serving of legal documents 
 such as administrative warrants, subpoenas, orders, and 
 notices of prosecution.

 Prepares or assists in the preparation of legal documents 
 for review and further process.

 Maintains the necessary and essential records and files in 
 the administration of duties and assignments.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by 
 the agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

 EDUCATION:

 Graduation from an accredited college or university 
 with a Bachelor's degree.

 LICENSE:

 Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license
 valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, 
 rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform 
 the essential duties of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of research techniques.

 Knowledge of the types of conduct that would legally 
 constitute negligence, abuse/neglect, or willful misconduct 
 under the regulatory enforcement of the assigned department.

 Knowledge of the forms of affidavits and the procedures 
 that must be followed to properly execute an affidavit.

 Ability to interpret legal terminology used in the course 
 of investigative work.

 Ability to understand and apply the procedures for
 requesting/obtaining subpoenas and search warrants.

 Ability to understand and apply relevant statutes and legal
 standards to determine what constitutes bribery.

 Ability to confer with and interact with the general public 
 and representatives of other governmental agencies.

 Ability to interview witnesses, and take proper statements 
 from them to introduce into evidence.

 Ability to gather and "preserve" evidence to introduce in 
 court proceedings.

 Ability to obtain and review reports of police and other 
 law enforcement agencies.

 Ability to operate equipment such as radios and cameras.

 Ability to determine and evaluate situations which require
 photographs or measurements.

 Ability to review and evaluate complaints.

 Ability to provide testimony under oath in administrative
 hearings, state and federal courts or other judicial bodies.

 Ability to testify to the accuracy, time, place and direction 
 of photographs to lay a foundation for their introduction as
 evidence.

 Ability to conduct, or participate in a team in assigned office
 and/or field investigative duties.

 Ability to understand and apply the New Jersey statutes, laws,
 regulations, standards and policies governing the procedures 
 for regulatory control and compliance with civil, administrative,
 criminal, and institutional abuse/neglect.

 Ability to organize technical investigative work and develop
 effective work methods.

 Ability to investigate and analyze the facts and data.

 Ability to prepare reports of investigations containing facts,
 findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

 Ability to prepare correspondence.

 Ability to learn and utilize various types of electronic and/or
 manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
 office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
 English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered 
 as acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as 
 long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.
 If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause 
 the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 ADVANCEMENT
 
 Applicants who successfully complete the required twelve (12) 
 month training program will be eligible for advancement to the
 title of Investigator 3, and such other titles as may be designed
 by the Department of Personnel.

 The inability of an employee in this title to attain a level of
 performance warranting advancement to the title listed 
 above may be considered as cause for separation.
 
 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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56788SNNE95N/AP95-

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

5/3/2014