DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Incumbents of this position conduct developmentally age-appropriate interviews of children who are alleged victims of sexual assault, physical abuse, and/or have witnessed family violence, when requested by law enforcement agencies, Child Protective Services, or the District Attorney’s Office. The Forensic Interviewer is a neutral person who is called upon to elicit details of the alleged abuse as part of the investigative process. When not assigned as the Forensic Interviewer on a case, the incumbent oversees community outreach and prevention initiatives. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative Only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of child protective and law enforcement agencies and their roles in investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases; good knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to child abuse; good knowledge of programs and services available for child abuse victims; working knowledge of child development, memory, recall, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, cultural differences, and linguistics; working knowledge of social media platforms and of personal computers; ability to be team-focused and work well with partner agency members; ability to obtain and evaluate data; ability to write clear and accurate reports and records; ability to establish and maintain cooperation with the public and other governmental and private agencies; ability to interface with the local media; resourcefulness; courtesy; tact.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
11/19; 7/21; 12/21;
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512