Bureau of Special Investigations
The Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct in agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction. Listed below are the investigative positions within BSI:
Special Investigator 1 - handles basic investigative assignments involving special programs and operations of executive agencies by collecting, evaluating and developing evidence, conducting surveillance, contacting informants, examining records and using investigative equipment. Minimum experience and training for this classification is two years of experience in criminal investigation work and a bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Special Investigator 2 - responsible for difficult and complex investigative work involving the programs and operations of executive agencies from the analyzing of complaints to determine the course and scope of the investigation to the directing of subordinates to the recommending of changes in operations to prevent future violations. Minimum experience and training for this classification is four years of experience in progressively responsible criminal investigation work and a bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
To apply for the Special Investigator positions: Go to the commonwealth’s employment website at www.employment.pa.gov . Click on “Open Jobs”. To view current posted positions, type the job title in the search box and hit enter. When the list of jobs appears, click on the job title to review. If interested in applying, click “Apply” and follow the steps to create an account or enter your log-in credentials if you already have an account created.
If there are no open positions you can set up a Job Alert to receive notifications for future openings. From the commonwealth’s employment website, click on “Open Jobs”. Click “Menu” in the upper-left corner and then select “Job Alerts”. Click in the box next to the Investigative category and then click on the green “Subscribe” button. Fill in the required information on the form and click “Submit”.