Special Investigator (A/B)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Natick, MA3.9

Full-time
DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Prepare offender’s case binder for distribution to the Board, by gathering and investigating relevant documents which will be generated and used at offender’s Parole Hearing. Documents are to include but are not limited to: offender’s Institutional Department of Correction VI part file, documents generated by the relevant Police Department, District Attorney’s office and the office of the Chief Medical Examiner, as well as the offender’s criminal history reports.
Interview and orient the offender according to the hearing type and adhere to Parole Board policies, procedures and Massachusetts General Laws. Ensure offender signs and understands appropriate hearing forms.
Interview collateral contacts of inmates for additional information or documentation as needed.
Review a variety of documents and source information to determine the need for further investigation before a hearing is conducted.
Successfully completes training curriculum and receives certification in administering risk needs assessments. Administers risk need assessment tool during offender interview. Records findings according to agency policy.
Coordinate joint investigations with local, state and federal law enforcement officials.
Maintain and foster working relationships with: municipal officials, community groups, agency personnel, members of the law enforcement and public safety community.
Ensure that all inmates serving a life sentence who are eligible for parole are scheduled for hearings promptly and accurately. Verify that notifications related to the status of the offender are made according to statute and policy.
Verify hearing eligibility and sentence structure from original documents for each case prepared in the hearing cycle utilizing the policies and procedures of the Parole Board.
Create a detailed and comprehensive Summary Report to accompany offender’s case file and binder to be submitted to the Board one week prior to offender’s hearing date.
Utilize other criminal justice databases such as CJIS and custodial authority’s inmate information systems. Performs related duties such as maintaining CORI, confidential files, and all other files and records.
Utilize the Parole Board’s automated tracking system for timely and accurate entry of data, including but not limited to offender personal information, commitment and hearing eligibility status. Utilize reports and lists for inmate tracking purposes.
Photocopies all case file information and ensures that all case file and parole generated materials are professional, neat, organized, accurate and submitted according to established standards.

Qualifications

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:Applicants must have at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in investigative work or law enforcement.

Substitution:
I. A Bachelor's or higher degree may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.

  • One year of education equals 30 semester hours.
  • Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
LICENSES: A current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.