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166960
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR 1
PS112     $42,432 - $75,275
Creation Date: 03/03/2003
Change Date: 11/30/2018

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 higher level law enforcement officer.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.

LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Public Safety & Corrections, Office of the State Inspector General, Department of Environmental Quality.

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.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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 Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.