Detective Investigator – Major Investigations Unit – Albany

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking qualified candidates for a Detective Investigator
position located in the Major Investigations Unit (Albany), within the Investigations Division. Candidates
should be hard-working, self-motivated and committed to public service on behalf of the people of the
State of New York.

Under the direct supervision of the Detective Supervisor of the Major Investigations Unit, the Detective
Investigators work collaboratively in case specific investigative teams with Assistant Attorneys General,
analysts and forensic auditors to conduct highly complex criminal and civil investigations, using the
highest level of professionalism, judgment and discretion.

Successful candidates will combine traditional investigative experience and skills with strong
communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.

Duties performed by investigators may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work collaboratively on case-specific investigative teams with Assistant Attorney Generals,

analysts and forensic auditors.

  • Assist in the development of investigative plans with the interdisciplinary team, develop leads and

informants, conduct physical and technical surveillance, execute search warrants, appropriately
handles, processes and controls evidence, effect arrests, serve subpoenas and review relevant

  • Conduct witness, victim and suspect interviews and prepare comprehensive written reports.
  • Work closely with local, state, federal and other law enforcement partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have at least ten (10) years of prior law enforcement investigative experience.
  • Have current NYS basic police academy certification approved by DCJS or the ability to
successfully complete all requirements to obtain NYS basic police academy certification.

  • Must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License with ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Must possess strong writing, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated success in complex criminal investigations
  • Proficiency with computers, common word processing applications, use of search engines,

investigative databases and internet research.

Preferred qualifications, skills and education:

  • Excellent interviewing and interrogation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.
  • Experience in the following areas:

o Conducting complex, long-term investigations.
o Participating in undercover operations, conducting surveillance operations and in the use

of surveillance technologies
o Obtaining and executing arrest and search warrants
o Testifying in grand jury and court proceedings
o Effectively conducting and managing multiple investigations
o Investigating financial crimes
o Investigating public corruption

  • Cultural competence to understand and effectively respond to cultural differences for the purpose

of involvement in undercover operations and/or otherwise to be inserted into investigations and
interactions with targets across cultures.

  • Experience working on a task force.

  • Established contacts within the law enforcement community in the greater Albany area.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Please respond to Reference No. INV_INV_ALB_6560_111222, as outlined below.
Deadline for responding is November 12, 2022.

Qualifications in addition to those listed above:

Must have at least ten years of law enforcement experience and current NYS basic police school

Must possess a valid NYS driver’s license and have the ability to drive a motor vehicle.

The Public Officer’s Law requires that police officers at the OAG be citizens of the United States and
reside in New York State.

Performance of the duties may require frequent, unscheduled work on evenings and weekends and
requires 24/7 availability. This position is in the exempt class, and incumbents serve at the pleasure of the
Attorney General. The Hire Rate for this position is $71,022.

Applications are being received online.
INV_INV_ALB_6560_111222. Applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application packet consisting of a cover letter (include
Reference No. INV_INV_ALB_6560_111222.), resume and list of references. Please note: Failure to
submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application. You may address your
cover letter to Investigator Jobs.

For questions about an Investigator position with the OAG, the application process or assistance with
submitting your application, please email Investigator.jobs@ag.ny.gov or call 518-776-2500.

Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of vaccination status is a condition of employment
for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be required to provide negative COVID-19 test
results once weekly. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The OAG is an equal opportunity
employer and is committed to workplace diversity.