Criminal investigator 1/2

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Job Title: CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR 1/2
Agency: DPS-Office of State Police
Opening Date: Thu. 05/22/14
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 05/27/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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QualificationsBenefitsSupplemental Questions
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Two years of experience in law enforcement, investigatory work or military intelligence work.
SUBSTITUTIONS:
College training which included six semester hours per year in law enforcement or criminal justice will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
An associate degree in law enforcement or criminal justice will substitute for all of the required experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be eighteen years old at time of application.
An applicant will be disqualified if he or she has been convicted of a felony or if there are any indictments or bills of information pending against him or her in which felony charges are included; or if he or she has been convicted within the past three years of hit and run or driving while intoxicated.
A drug screen will be administered prior to employment.
May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver''s license at the time of appointment.
Required to attend and pass a Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification school.
Some P.O.S.T. certification schools require the passing of a physical examination.
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Supplemental Information:
This vacancy may be used to fill one position located in the Bureau of Investigation / Gaming Enforcement Divisionwithin the Office of State Police located in Lafayette, La.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Criminal Investigator 1 or a Criminal Investigator 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Criminal Investigator 2 is $75,920. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.
Applicants must have a Civil Service test score for9500 - LEAPSin order to be considered for this vacancy. If you do not have a test score prior to the closing date of this posting, your application will not be considered.It is the applicant''s responsibility to ensure that they have an active Civil Service test score. No testing exemptions are allowed for this vacancy.
Applicantswithoutcurrent test scores can apply to take the testhere.
In order to apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. While interested applicants arestrongly encouraged to apply online, if unable to apply online, you may mail or fax your printed Civil Service application to the following address:
Department of Public Safety
ATTN: Human Resources/Amanda Pittman
P.O. BOX 66614
Baton Rouge, LA. 70896
Fax
Email:amanda.a.
NOTE: When submitting a paper application,
- Applicantsmust print, answer, and attach the additional supplemental questions to your application. If you do not, your applicationwill be incomplete and will not be considered.
- It is imperative that applicants use the most recent revision of the Civil Service Application, accessible on the Department of Civil Service website, or accessed by clickinghere.
- Outdated versions of the Civil Service Application and/or SF10 forms will not be accepted and will be returned to you.
All Applicants are advised to take note of the following:
- Applications without the education and/or work experience sections completed in full (resume will not substitute)will not be considered.
- Applications without a currentLEAPStest score prior to the closing date of this posting,will not be considered.
- Applicants with international degrees must provide an equivalency evaluation and a copy of their transcript at the time of application. The equivalency evaluation and transcript can be attached to the electronic application or faxed to no later than the closing date of this job posting.Applications submitted without the above documentswill not be considered.
-All applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applications received or postmarked after the closing datewill not be consideredand will be returned.
If you are contacted for an interview, please let us knowat that timeif you have a disability and need any special accommodation(s).
Please be advised that this agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.
All prospective candidates will be required to submit to drug screening and additional background checks.
Job Concepts:
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To conduct criminal, administrative, and regulatory investigations; and conduct surveillance of known and suspected criminal targets for purposes of intelligence gathering and investigation.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Entry.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from a Criminal Investigator 4, higher level law enforcement officer or as established by allocation criteria memo.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Public Safety & Corrections, Office of the State Inspector General, Department of Environmental Quality or as established by allocation criteria memo.
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from other related investigative jobs by specialization intelligence gathering, or assignment to a federal task force with a law enforcement purpose, or assignment to conduct highly sensitive or complex investigations requiring the application of advanced investigative techniques.
Differs from the Criminal Investigator 2 by the absence of full performance of duties at the experienced level.
Examples of Work:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Investigates violations of state criminal laws, conducts administrative investigations and investigations of regulatory violations enforced by the department through statute.
Gathers evidence, prepares warrants, and effects arrests.
Locates and interviews witnesses and testifies in court.
Conducts undercover operations, assumes undercover roles, and conducts physical and technical surveillance.
Prepares necessary reports on investigations.
Makes physical arrests and transports fugitives.
Performs background investigations.

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