STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B18

Class No. 1353

INVESTIGATOR IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) investigative work. Work involves conducting investigations. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Conducts investigations of alleged violations of laws, rules, and regulations.

Conducts background and personal history investigations, reviews records, and verifies information.

Contacts and interviews witnesses and complainants.

Reviews and maintains evidence and documents for use in investigations.

Evaluates and summarizes investigative findings.

Prepares records, correspondence, and reports; and makes recommendations for action.

Prepares and presents information to appropriate law enforcement or regulatory agencies.

Prepares cases for presentation and presents testimony and evidence at administrative hearings or in court proceedings.

Reviews and analyzes records and reports for compliance with laws and regulations.

Reviews investigative techniques and recommends improvements as appropriate.

Collects and reviews evidence and data and conducts field investigations for audits, inspections, or studies.

Assists with providing information to allow subpoenas to be drafted and served, and to allow arrests to be made. 

May perform undercover or surveillance work regarding suspected violators. May examine, investigate, and analyze the business activities of entities to ensure compliance with statutory standards and regulations.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in investigative work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of investigative principles, techniques, and procedures; and of court procedures, practices, and rules of evidence.

Skill in the operation of technical equipment and detection devices, in the use of a computer and applicable software, and in mediation and negotiation techniques.

Ability to conduct investigations; to interpret and apply laws and regulations; to work with members of local, state, and federal agencies; to conduct interviews and gather facts; to evaluate findings; to prepare reports; to testify in hearings and court proceedings; to communicate effectively; and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require licensure in a specialty area.


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Revised 9-1-15