Salary Group B20

Class No. 1354



Performs highly complex (senior-level) investigative work. Work involves planning, organizing, and conducting investigations. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Oversees and/or conducts investigations of alleged violations of laws, rules, and regulations.

Oversees and/or conducts background and personal history investigations, reviews records, and verifies information.

Oversees and/or contacts and interviews witnesses and complainants.

Oversees and/or evaluates and summarizes investigative findings.

Oversees or examines, investigates, and analyzes the business activities of entities to ensure compliance with statutory standards and regulations.

Coordinates the collection and review of evidence and data through field investigations, audits, inspections, or studies.

Testifies and presents evidence in formal hearings or court proceedings.

Reviews investigative techniques, policies, and regulations; and recommends improvements, changes, or modifications.

Reviews and researches legal aspects of investigations and recommends action as appropriate.

Monitors the quality and quantity of investigations conducted.

Develops procedures for conducting investigations.

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 supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.


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 plan, organize, and 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 supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require licensure in a specialty area.

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Revised 9-1-15