CAMPUS INVESTIGATOR

Location
Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted
Feb 22, 2017
Institution Type
Community College
With a new strategic plan laser-focused on student success, and a commitment to closing the achievement gap, Dutchess Community College has undergone a transformation that builds on past successes while positioning the institution to lead into the future.

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, DCC is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. A winner of the 2015 HEED Award for inclusiveness, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution's values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community.

This position is primarily responsible for investigating incidents associated with students, personnel, buildings, grounds, equipment and funds of Dutchess Community College. Further, the employee will respond, as necessary, to criminal incidents, emergency medical incidents, hazardous incidents, potentially violent incidents, and accidents. The incumbent will maintain a close working relationship with law enforcement agencies, the Office of Student Conduct, Coordinator(s) and staff who are assigned roles in Title IX. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Public Safety, or higher level staff members within the Public Safety chain of command with latitude allowed for the exercise of independent judgment. Evening work and other than normal work schedules can be expected in this position.

Responsibilities

  1. Acts as the campus lead investigator for student and employee misconduct, assist in criminal investigation, Title IX investigation violations and the Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA) in coordination with the Campus Title IX Coordinator(s);
  2. Prepares detailed investigative reports of investigations and reports on all security related issues to the Assistant Director of Public Safety, and/or higher level staff members within the Public Safety chain of command;
  3. Interviews victims, witnesses, complainants and persons suspected of conduct which violates the College Code of Conduct, and/or local, state, or federal
  4. Acts as a liaison with law enforcement agencies to support criminal investigations;
  5. Prepares and presents evidentiary materials during conduct meetings and hearings, and works closely with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards;
  6. Presents evidentiary materials during meetings and hearings, and works closely with trained Title IX Investigators and Title IX Coordinator(s);
  7. Utilizes technologic surveillances, including security camera footage, to aid investigations;
  8. Develops written and statistical reports concerning investigations in progress, campus crime, and violations of the Student Code of Conduct;
  9. Keeps abreast of recent court decisions and changes in the laws that affect the department;
  10. Catalogs and safeguards all contraband and evidence collected in the department;
  11. Maintains contact with each case following arrest or referral, until a resolution is reached;
  12. Provides training presentations to students, staff, faculty, and other groups on a wide range of security

Additional Information:

This position is a civil service position covered by CSEA. Starting Salary: Grade 15 $56975

Provisional appointment pending civil service exam

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and:

EITHER: (A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State
recognized college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Police
Science, Criminal Justice, or a related field and one (1) year of full-time paid work
experience as a sworn member of a local, state, federal or military law
enforcement agency, or a private agency, which primarily involved the conduct
of all aspects of criminal investigations;
OR: (B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized college or
university with an Associate's degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, or a
related field and three (3) years of full-time paid work experience as a sworn
member of a local, state, federal or military law enforcement agency, or a
private agency, which primarily involved the conduct of all aspects of criminal
investigations;
OR: (C) Five (5) years of full-time paid work experience as a sworn member of a
local, state, federal or military law enforcement agency, or a private agency,
which primarily involved the conduct of all aspects of criminal investigations;
OR: (D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as described in
(A), (B), and (C) above.

Additional Requirements

  1. Candidates must have successfully completed the New York State Municipal Police Training Council Basic Course for Police Officers, or possess equivalent certification, pursuant to section 209-q of the General Municipal Law.
  2. Possession of a New York State Driver License at time of appointment.


To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter online at www.sunydutchess.edu/employment

Applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others are encouraged (AA/EOE).

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