450 H ST NW
Area of Consideration
Open to Public
General Job Information
The mission of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is to improve public safety and give court-involved youth the opportunity to become more productive citizens by building on the strengths of youth and their families in the least restrictive, most homelike environment consistent with public safety. DYRS administers detention, commitment, and community-based services for youth.
This position is located in the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services’ (DYRS) Office of Internal Integrity (OII). The incumbent serves as an investigator under the general supervision of the manager or Supervisory Investigator. The primary purpose of the Investigator position is to conduct administrative investigations of a full range of complaints and/or allegations of child maltreatment at DYRS facilities and other violations of DYRS policy.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Investigator investigates complaints that can include, but are not limited to, allegations of physical abuse and neglect, verbal abuse, sexual misconduct, and violations of other regulations concerning youth treatment. The Investigator is tasked with gathering and organizing information from a variety of sources such as youth and staff interviews, agency records, computer files to support facts and recommended findings of cases; analyzing information to investigate issues and isolate problems; determining methods and procedures to investigate and preparing written investigation reports.
The incumbent may also be responsible for the following duties: investigating complaints of internal violations of laws, rules, policies, regulations, mismanagement, waste of funds, fraud, abuse of authority, and substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety; preparing briefing materials, testimony, presentations, and providing subject matter expertise for the supervisor and various management officials; attending meetings with, or on behalf of, supervisor where issues of significant program importance are discussed and testifying in legal proceedings.
Qualifications and Education
Individual must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
Licensures and Certifications:
The work is primarily performed in secured juvenile detention facilities and in an office setting. On occasion, work may occur outside of the normal environment (e.g. outside training, court appearances and legal depositions).
Other Significant Factors:
Tour of Duty: M-F; 8:15am-4:45pm
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-1810-12
Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential
Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not a part of a Collective Bargaining Unit.
Position Designation: The incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability – Security Sensitive.
Residency Preference: When claiming residency preference, you are required, and must agree in writing, to maintain bona fide District residency for a period of seven (7) consecutive years from the effective date of employment. You will be required to present a documents (proofs) to show District residency and failure to maintain bona-fide District residency for the seven-year (7-year) period will result in forfeiture of employment.
EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.