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Description: Investigator Under close supervision of a Supervising Investigator or under the guidance of an Investigator 4 or other supervisory official in the Department of Law and Public Safety, assists in regulatory audits a and inspections of licensed premises; reviews records, files, financial statements, and other transactions to determine compliance with rules or regulations governing consumer protection laws; conducts, under close supervision, civil and regulatory investigative activities or specialized investigations to detect alleged noncompliance with or violations of New Jersey state statutes, administrative codes, or Professional Rules of Conduct or consumer protection laws; does other related work as required. NOTE: The definition for this title and the examples of work and knowledge, skills, and abilities are for illustrative purposes only. Any one position may not include all of the tasks and KSAs listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties and KSAs which may be required. EXAMPLES OF WORK Assists in conducting investigations of alleged violations of or noncompliance with state statutes, administrative codes, rules, regulations, or Professional Rules of Conduct Investigates information on applications and other documents. Assists in investigating allegations of negligence, incompetence, misrepresentation, or misconduct by licensed individuals, organizations, vendors, service providers, or other agencies. Examines credit history of individuals or organizations. Investigates claims for evidence of fraud or misconduct. Assists in investigating allegations of unethical conduct of licensed individuals or organizations under provisions of the Professional Rules of Conduct. OR One (1) year of experience in the conduct of investigative administrative audits and/or regulatory examinations of records maintained by businesses and organizations; OR One (1) year of experience in the conduct of investigations for the government, the military, consumer protection programs, public advocacy organizations, or the public interest Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience as indicated on a year-for-year basis. Completion of a supervised internship field placement of 300 hours in an undergraduate curriculum in Criminal Justice or a related degree program may be substituted for one (1) year of the non-supervisory experience. A Juris Doctorate degree or a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, Law, or other related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the non-supervisory experience. 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 required to perform the essential duties of the position. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES Knowledge of civil and regulatory investigative terminology. Knowledge of methods and procedures for conducting investigations. Knowledge of surveillance methods and procedures. Knowledge of types of surveillance devices, photographic, and video equipment. Knowledge of law enforcement procedures governing document alteration, forgery, theft, embezzlement, and fraud. Knowledge of the type of documents required for litigation and their preparation. Knowledge of methods and techniques of covert investigation. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of regulatory analysis. Knowledge of the techniques of investigative reporting. Knowledge of procedures for preparing affidavits or sworn testimonies. Knowledge of electronic communication equipment and database software utilized during the course of an investigation. Knowledge of the techniques used in the preparation of detailed investigative reports. Knowledge of procedures for conducting background checks. Knowledge of procedures for preparing final case disposition of field investigations. Knowledge of procedures governing rules of evidence. Ability to read, interpret, and apply laws, rules, and regulations. Ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of witnesses' oral or written statements. Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
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