Internal Affairs Investigator

Job Title:
Internal Affairs Investigator
County Name:
Dauphin County

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Dauphin County Prison is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Internal Affairs Investigator.  The Internal Affairs Investigator serves as a member of the Dauphin County Prison management team and will establish a mechanism for the receipt, investigation, and resolution of misconduct complaints. The goal of this position is to ensure the integrity of the department is maintained by investigating incidents of misconduct to determine whether departmental policies and procedures have been violated.  An employee in this position directs and administers the internal prison investigations as directed by the Warden and/or Director of Corrections, including intelligence gathering and conducting investigations of inmates and staff.  This employee evaluates Dauphin County Prison practices to make enhancement recommendations and administrative operational changes to prevent future violations. He/she ensures adherence to effective official directions, exercising his/her independent judgment in application of same (or, in extraordinary circumstances, in departure from same).

The employee in this role also performs but is not limited to performing the following essential functions:  conducts/monitors all assigned investigations, ensuring each is brought to a legitimate closure; gathers intelligence, determines the validity of claims, and recommends appropriate actions; acts as the primary Evidence Control Officer, preserving evidence per policy; acts as liaison with other criminal justice agencies under guidelines set forth by the Warden or designee; evaluates and makes recommendations in all areas concerning physical control of inmates, use of force, restraints, searches, shakedowns, discipline, counts, inmate transportation, operational security procedures, reference for criminal prosecution, and other duties as assigned by supervisory staff; evaluates security and operational procedures utilized in the daily functions of the prison and make appropriate recommendations; issues discipline as deemed appropriate by supervisory staff and/or recommends additional disciplinary actions to supervisory staff; and manages Security Threat Group (STG) investigations, data collection and tracking. 

The employee in this role also performs but is not limited to performing the following essential functions:  makes recommendations to supervisory staff for the appropriate classification and housing of STG-determined inmates; determines whether Prison policies, procedures, post orders and directives have been violated; ensures all documentation is accurate and timely; contributes to the development and reinforcement of comprehensive policies aimed at ensuring the safe and secure custody and control of inmates, a safe work environment for all staff and protection of the public; and reviews minor complaints handled by supervisors and makes recommendations as appropriate.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Training Requirements

  • Graduation from high school or an accredited equivalency program; plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related field.
  • It is expected that the successful candidate for this position will achieve and maintain accreditation/certification in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, the use of automatic external defibrillator (AED).
  • The candidate must possess at least seven (7) years’ correctional experience and five (5) years of supervising the activities of correctional officers.
Other Requirements
  1. Attends meetings, training, and seminars as required.
  2. Performs other job-related duties as required.
  3. Assumes decision-making authority as it relates to staff disciplinary outcomes.
  4. Makes decisions within scope of position description, duties, and responsibilities.
  5. Consults with the Warden and/or Director of Corrections as the latter directs concerning special or unusual circumstances. 
  6. Interacts with Union Stewards or other personnel to ensure compliance with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

An excellent Dauphin County (County) paid benefit package is available to all full-time employees the month following 60 days of employment. The County pays 100% of the premium for the following:

Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Term Life Insurance Premium shared between employee & the County: Medical Insurance Prescription Insurance

The following benefits begin immediately:

Vacation Leave Sick Leave Personal Leave Military Leave Bereavement Leave Nine Paid Holidays Per Year Pension Plan Deferred Compensation Plan
Posting Date:
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Expiration Date:
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Contact Name:
Jason Norris
Contact Link:
Jason Norris
Dauphin County Human Resources 2 South 2nd Street, 5th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17101