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
As instructed, properly notifies employers and applicable
licensing agencies when crimes or offenses documented
in criminal history records render applicants or employees
ineligible for employment.
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
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.
In the Department of Banking and Insurance, learns to perform
office or field investigations regarding the conduct of licensed/unlicensed
persons, firms, and developers with respect to alleged violations of
the NJ real estate licensing law.
May testify for the State before formal hearings, Grand Juries,
courts of law, administrative hearings or other judicial bodies
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
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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
NOTE: For positions located in the New Jersey Real Estate Commission,
Department of Banking and Insurance, appointees will be required to
successfully complete an NJ State approved Real Estate Salesperson
pre-licensure course prior to advancement to the journeyman level.
Failure to do so may result in separation from employment.
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
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
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.
Applicants who successfully complete the required twelve (12)
month training program will be eligible for advancement to the
title of Investigator 3, Investigator 3, Real Estate Commission,
and other similar titles designated appropriate by the Civil
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:
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.