Job opening: Chief of Investigations – #EMS in #Ohio

Job opening: Chief of Investigations – EMS

Salary $29.35 Hourly Location Franklin County, OH
Job Type Full-Time, Permanent, Exempt Department Public Safety

Job Number 20066359 

Job Duties: 

Plan, coordinate, & direct all investigative functions for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division, within the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) (i.e. act as Chief Investigator & assume full responsibilities & authority for administering & directing investigative activities of the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, & Transportation Services & the Division of EMS); Speak & testify for & on behalf of the department; Provide program direction to staff to ensure compliance with laws & promulgated rules & regulations related to EMS, fire, & medical transportation within the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC); Develop & implement processes, policies, & procedures pertaining to investigations (i.e. ensure investigative policies & procedures adhere to appropriate laws & statutes & propose updates to the OAC & Ohio Revised Code (ORC) when applicable); Supervise subordinate exempt personnel (e.g. provide developmental opportunities, coach staff to foster development, evaluate performance, approve section staffing levels, recommend discipline); Ensure investigations are conducted by staff in accordance with established guidelines & timeframes; Ensure proper documentation of investigative procedures; Provide program direction to administrative & clerical staff; Ensure administrative staff is complying with investigation & disciplinary policies.

Independently investigate complaints & allegations received verbally, in person &/or in writing to the division of EMS regarding alleged violations of Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 4765 & 4766 & rules promulgated thereunder (e.g. research & respond to inquiries & complaints; prepare cases for administrative or legal action; collate information regarding complaints or alleged violations; conduct interviews of witnesses, respondents, suspects & other parties with possible information related to cases; gather & review records & documentation from various sources); Prepare correspondence & reports for review by the Executive Director, the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, & Transportation Services, & the Firefighter & Fire Safety Inspector Training Committee regarding compliance or non-compliance with applicable EMS, fire, & medical transportation rules & regulations; Provide technical advice to aid administrators in decision making (e.g. confer with legal personnel for assistance in documenting & prosecution; testify before State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, & Transportation Services & the Firefighter and Fire Safety Inspector Training Committee, courts of law &/or other regulatory agencies); Monitor compliance with Board orders (e.g. consent agreements, conditions to be met prior to issuance of certification, etc.); Prepare & deliver presentations.
Ensure compliance with Ohio Public Records laws & all other ODPS directives; Oversee appropriate & timely distribution of records requested by the public; Maintain an official log of such requests; Provide assistance to other sections/units within EMS as needed; Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

12 mos. exp. as Investigation Supervisor 1, 26216 with experience corresponding to type of complaints & alleged violations appearing in job posting/approved position description; valid driver’s license.
-Or 4 yrs. trg. or 4 yrs. exp. as investigator where experience does not correspond with cases/complaints/allegations to be assigned; 12 mos. trg. or 12 mos. in supervisory principles/techniques; valid driver’s license.
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.
Major Worker Characteristics

Knowledge of: Supervisory Principles & Techniques; Public Relations; *EMS Office Practices & Procedures; *ODPS Policies & Procedures (ODPS); *Government Structure & Process (EMS); Laws ( Emergency Medical Service practices & standards including laws, rules & guidelines); Court Proceedings & Administrative Procedures.
Skills in: Word Processing (Microsoft Office Applications; Equipment Operations (General Office Equipment).
Ability to: Define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; comprehend & record figures accurately; maintain accurate records; originate routine business letters reflecting standard procedures; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; establish friendly atmosphere as supervisor or work unit; handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public; review & evaluate investigations completed by staff to recommend final disposition, need for additional work & legal compliance; prepare or edit policies & procedures; prepare & deliver speeches before specialized audiences & general public; develop complex reports & position papers; interview respondents, witnesses, alleged violators, legal & law enforcement personnel & other government officials.

Supplemental Information

This position is being reposted, if you have already applied you do not need to apply again.

Your application will still be considered.

This position may be filled by a layoff or certification eligibility list if applicable.

 A background check, including a BCI fingerprint check, will be required on all selected applicants.

A comparative analysis and/or drug test may be a requirement of the hiring process.

This position is Overtime Exempt

This position is essential, meaning the duties this job performs are critical to the continued operations of the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety during a public safety emergency (OAC 123: 1-46-01 & DAS Directive HR-D-11). Whoever fills this position will be required to report for duty during any public safety emergency.


May work weekends; may require travel; may be exposed to hostile or violent persons.
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience conducting investigation as a commissioned law enforcement officer. Experience conducting investigations related to health care, prescription drug law enforcement or other areas related to EMS.

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