Commissioned Investigator

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General summary

This is a first-level, commissioned investigator position that requires status as a sworn police officer and will be accountable for performing investigative work of a variety of suspected criminal, civil, or other unlawful activities (e.g., antitrust, unlawful trade practices, financial fraud/embezzlement, breach of fiduciary duty, misapplication of entrusted property, forgery or falsifying business records, breach of contract, patient abuse and neglect, employee theft, or other major misconduct). At this level, employees may determine if evidence is sufficient to begin legal action; prepare reports to be used as evidence; may recommend prosecution, closing of a case, or resolution proposals; provide trial support. Investigative work involves collection and analysis of evidence. Employees review investigation supporting information; identify legal issues and jurisdiction; plan scope, timing, and direction of the inquiry; gather evidence and conduct fact finding either in an office setting or in the field through interviews, surveillance, covert activity, and legal searches; examine and analyze records and other information; perform custodial arrest; execute the legal process; and may testify in court or at hearings. Employees will also be required to attend relevant, ongoing training.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of practices and techniques used for law enforcement work. Skill in the use of firearms, non-lethal weapons, and arrest tactics after a prescribed program. Ability to interpret, explain, and enforce laws and regulations.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and relevant certification/licensure including Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

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