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Criminal special investigator

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State of Arizona
Arizona Department of Corrections
Contributing to safer communities through responsible, professional, and effective corrections.
CRIMINAL SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR
Director's Office/Inspector General Bureau
Arizona State Prison Complex - Florence
1305 E. Butte Ave.
Florence, Arizona 85132
JOB SUMMARY:
This position conducts investigations of suspected criminal activity at the Florence complex location.
JOB DUTIES:
Analyzes charges, complaints, and allegations to establish the accuracy and authenticity of the facts and evidence
Examines records and verifies information to determine support of charges, complaints, and allegations
Collects, documents, and analyzes information to identify gang activities and criminal trends
Compiles investigative findings and presents findings in reports
Interviews, observes, questions, and interrogates suspects, witnesses, and investigative leads
Serves as crime scene technician; collects, measures, diagrams, and processes evidence
Performs undercover assignments that include maintaining surveillances
Executes searches and arrest warrants
Reports and disseminates findings of criminal activity and safety concerns to superiors, affected persons, or outside law enforcement agencies
Testifies in administrative hearings and criminal trials
Assists and collaborates with outside law enforcement agencies as needed
Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Knowledge of:
Federal, State, and Agency laws, rules, and regulations, governing investigations and the investigative processes
Interrogation and interviewing techniques
Legal research
Evidence preservation and collection
Presentation of testimony and exhibits
Court procedures
Skill in:
Proper grammar
Using personal computers and associated software
Use of electric recording equipment
Written and verbal communication
Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships
Organization and time management
Public speaking and presentation
Report writing
Ability to:
Learn and adhere to Department policies and procedures
Establish cooperative relationships with other law enforcement agencies
Conduct surveillance
Maintain confidentiality
Become versed in prison operations and the management of inmates
SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S):
Requires some travel and possible overnight stays.
An active Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) certification is required within one year of appointment.
Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to drivers license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S):
At least one year of work experience in another law enforcement agency conducting criminal investigations. AZPOST full authority peace officer certification through completion of a qualified POST secondary certification course of study through a community college or Arizona law enforcement academy.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Employment is contingent on the selectedapplicant passing a background investigation and drug test .
BENEFITS:
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
RETIREMENT:
Positions in this classification participate in the Correctional Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADC Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Contact the ADC Employment Unit at for assistance with the application process.
We are committed to providing a drug and alcohol free workplace. ADC conducts statewide random drug testing for all employees in safety-sensitive positions.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at . Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Post Date: 11/21/2014
Close Date: 12/05/2014
Category: CRIMINAL INFORMATION SERVICES
Grade: 20
Location: FLORENCE
Salary: 36,814.00-65,828.00

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