Special Organized Crime Investigator
Job Title: Special Organized Crime Investigator
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Conducts specialized, multi-layered investigative work collecting evidence of organized criminal activity for the Office of the District Attorney; performs related duties as required.
COMPLEXITY OF DUTIES
Under general supervision, the duties require the exercise of considerable independent judgment in conducting specialized, multi-layered investigative work collecting evidence of organized criminal activity, including but not limited to gang activity, trafficking, and distribution of firearms and narcotics, distribution of forged instruments, and telephone and computer scams for the Office of the District Attorney.
1. Conducts specialized, multi-layered investigative work collecting evidence of organized criminal activity for the Office of the District Attorney.
2. Analyzes complaints, intelligence and information received from individuals, pending investigations and other law enforcement agencies.
3. Coordinates and develops investigative strategies with other law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney.
4. Implements strategies through the application for and use of search warrants and wiretapping/eavesdropping warrants.
5. Performs undercover investigations which include engaging in surveillance and the utilization of technical equipment.
6. Preserves and secures evidence to prevent tampering and ensures viability for court admissibility.
7. Participates in the instruction and training of District Attorney investigative personnel in the gathering and securing of evidence, the rules of chain of custody and preservation of integrity of evidence.
8. Makes arrests and participates in the prosecution of defendants.
9. Assists with grand jury, hearing and/or trial preparation by interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and coordinating witness schedules.
10. Testifies before grand jury, at hearing or trial.
11. Maintains records and prepares reports.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Extensive knowledge of the conduct of organized crime investigations.
2. Extensive knowledge of laws and court decisions relating to the issuance of wiretapping/eavesdropping wa1Tants, and the use of devices associated with such warrants.
3. Extensive knowledge of laws and court decisions relating to narcotic and illegal firearm statutes.
4. Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of criminal investigative work.
5. Thorough knowledge of discovery laws and the use of protective orders.
6. Ability to instruct others in the use of electronic surveillance equipment.
7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, superiors, and other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
8. Ability to express oneself effectively both orally and in writing.
9. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
10. Ability to testify effectively in court.
Training and Experience
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university, and Seven years of satisfactory experience in criminal investigation work as a sworn police officer in the State of New York as defined by Section 1.20 (34) of New York Criminal Procedure Law or as a law enforcement officer for a federal agency, of which five years must have been exclusively in the specialized field of investigation of organized crimes, such as distribution of firearms and narcotics, sex-trafficking, distribution of forged instruments, telephone and computer scams including monitoring wiretaps and conducting undercover/covert operations.
NOTE: Experience, as outlined above, in excess of the seven-year requirement, may be substituted for college education on a year-for-year basis.
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Nassau County District Attorney’s Office
262 Old Country Rd.
Mineola, N.Y. 11501