Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Investigator

West Region

Recruitment #190103-6434SH-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - Central Office - has one (1) current full-time job opportunity for a Developmental Services Investigator position in the Division of Investigations based out of the Stratford, CT office supporting DDS West Region.

This position is accountable for fielding reports and referrals of suspected abuse or neglect involving individuals with intellectual disability and individuals receiving services from the Department of Social Services - Division of Autism Services, generating initial intake reports, requesting protective services when warranted to ensure an individual's ongoing safety, conducting investigations related to alleged violations of state laws and regulations and violations of the Abuse/Neglect policies of the Department of Developmental Services.

This is a full-time forty (40) hour per week position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

* New State Employees start at minimum of salary range.

Selection Plan

Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel statewide.

If selected for further consideration, at time of interview, State employees may be required to provide last two (2) service ratings and non-State employees may be required to provide two (2) letters of reference.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Daimar Ramos at, (860) 263-2625.


In the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for conducting detailed investigations of allegations of abuse and neglect of persons with  intellectual disabilities  and individuals within the autism spectrum who are receiving services funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) as specified in applicable Conn. Gen. Stat.


The Developmental Services Investigator will: serve as the Department's initial contact for calls concerning allegations of abuse and neglect; coordinate strategies with Regional staff and other state agencies for completing investigations into allegations of abuse and neglect; conduct primary investigations into allegations involving family homes; conduct primary investigations into allegations involving staff at public and private provider facilities or other settings as required; determine need for emergency and long term protective service needs; initiate provision of and monitors protective services by state and private agencies; plan office workflow and determine priorities; establish and maintain office procedures; provide staff training and assistance where necessary; act as a liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding office policies and procedures; make recommendations on policies and standards where applicable; prepare detailed investigative reports and correspondence; assist in reviewing complaints and violations and determining appropriate course of action; testify at court proceedings as necessary; perform related duties as required.


Knowledge of statutes, policies and procedures governing care and treatment of persons with  intellectual disabilities; knowledge of problems and needs of persons with  intellectual disabilities; knowledge of investigation techniques and methods; knowledge of various types of residential placement facilities and community training centers for persons with  intellectual disabilities; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; investigative ability; ability to utilize computer software.


Six (6) years of experience in a professional capacity with an organization, agency or educational institution which provides for case management, residential, vocational, educational, advocacy, habilitation or rehabilitation services to persons with  intellectual disabilities or individuals within the autism spectrum.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

2. A Masters Degree in a human services field may be substituted for an additional year of the General Experience.

3. Up to six years of law enforcement experience may be substituted for an additional year of the General Experience.

4. Any combination of the above substitutions allowed.


  • Demonstrated experience conducting investigations, including but not limited to abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation
  • Experience testifying in legal proceedings
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word and Outlook)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

2. Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at 860-418-6022 or  

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.