STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group C04

Class No. 9972

INVESTIGATOR IVOFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex investigative enforcement work.  Work involves coordinating and conducting investigations of criminal violations; administrative investigations of allegations of employee misconduct; and investigations of waste, fraud, and abuse.  May plan, assign, and review the work of others.  Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Coordinates and conducts administrative investigations, evaluates allegations of employee misconduct, identifies investigative issues, recognizes administrative violations, collects and evaluates evidence to formulate defensible investigative conclusions, and testifies in court and in other official proceedings.

Coordinates and conducts fugitive task force operations, polygraph examinations, and undercover investigative operations.

Investigates allegations of waste, fraud, and abuse.

Coordinates and investigates criminal offenses, obtains and executes warrants, assists other law enforcement agencies, conducts undercover investigations, pursues escapees and fugitives, makes arrests, and provides security.

Coordinates and monitors investigative caseloads.

Provides technical assistance to investigators and staff.

Prepares and reviews reports of investigations and criminal cases for prosecution and maintains records of investigative cases, evidence, and property.

May participate in joint homeland security initiatives with other governmental law enforcement agencies.

May plan, assign, and review the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Satisfactory service and successful completion of the recruit and field training program, and four years of active service as a Texas Department of Criminal Justice Office of the Inspector General investigator or other law enforcement agency experience as an investigator of major crimes.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, criminology, police science, or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the criminal justice system’s functions and operations, of investigative and law enforcement methods and practices, of federal and state law enforcement laws, and of methods and procedures for defusing and managing volatile situations and those involving violent and hostile offenders.

Skill in operating information processing systems, in problem-solving techniques, and in the use of firearms.

Ability to secure and process crime scenes; to collect and preserve physical evidence; to prepare concise reports; to prepare criminal cases for prosecution; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and review the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be certified as a Texas peace officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.


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