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Investigator I (#MBAA01)
$31,912.00 Yearly Min / $39,890.00 Yearly Mid / $47,868.00 Yearly Max


Investigator II (#MBAA02)
$34,142.00 Yearly Min / $42,678.00 Yearly Mid / $51,214.00 Yearly Max


Investigator III (#MBAA03)
$39,093.00 Yearly Min / $48,866.00 Yearly Mid / $58,639.00 Yearly Max


Investigative Supervisor (#MBAA04)
$44,755.00 Yearly Min / $55,944.00 Yearly Mid / $67,133.00 Yearly Max




Description of Occupational Work

This class series uses four levels in the Public Safety occupational group, Investigative Services occupational series and describes work in investigating regulated activities to assure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures. Work includes investigating alleged or possible violations, interviewing witnesses, claimants, victims and others to gather facts relating to alleged or possible violations.  An investigation normally results in civil, criminal, or administrative action. 

Positions in the class series perform investigations involving the interpretation of applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures; this distinguishes these positions from compliance reviewers or inspectors who conduct compliance reviews using predetermined regulatory criteria. This class series is not focused on law enforcement work.

Note: This career ladder series incorporates levels I and II. The Investigator I level is to provide entry for hiring new employees into the class series but does not preclude hiring new employees at higher levels. Employees may be promoted through the career ladder in accordance with minimum qualifications and promotional standards. Promotional standards, a selection document under separate cover, sets forth the criteria that defines and describes the requirements that must be met at each level. Advancement of employees through the career ladder is dependent on an agency's/department's operational needs and distribution of work.

The Investigator III and Investigative Supervisor levels, although not part of the career ladder, provide competitive opportunity for movement of employees.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Conducts investigations, which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
     
  • Interviews or interrogates witnesses, complainants and others.
     
  • Verifies claims of alleged or probable violations.
     
  • Examines various records and documents in order to ascertain relevant information.
     
  • Gathers, controls and evaluates evidence.
     
  • Makes judgments after evaluating all available facts and recommends appropriate action.
     
  • Interprets and applies applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
     
  • Prepares various investigative reports.
     
  • Testifies before boards, commission, administrative bodies or courts.
     
  • May conduct surveillance and undercover investigations.

Levels of Work

Investigator I

This is the first level of investigative work.

  • Receives supervision from a technical or administrative supervisor.
  • Performs the full range of investigative work as described in the Essential Functions. 


Investigator II

This is the second level of investigative work.  

  • Plans and conducts complex investigations such as investigations that include conducting extensive interviews, crossing jurisdictional lines, working with law enforcement agencies, long term investigations, substantial dollar amounts, severe cases of alleged violations of law that result in criminal charges, fraud or other fraudulent activity.


Investigator III

This is the lead level of investigative work.

  • Acts as lead worker planning, assigning and reviewing the work of a team of investigators or overseeing a statewide investigative program such as the Food Stamp Tracking or Public Carrier Program.
  • Ensures the overall quality of work performed by the unit.
  • Performs ad hoc special studies and projects.
  • Assists in developing policies and procedures.


Investigative Supervisor

This is the supervisory level of investigative work.

  • Receives supervision from an administrative supervisor.
  • Supervision is exercised over two or more merit full-time positions per the Merit Rules. The elements of supervision include planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training, recommending hire/fire and discipline.
  • Develops, recommends and implements policies, procedures and office operations to improve overall agency effectiveness.
  • Compiles and analyzes investigative and operational data; determines trends and patterns.
  • May develop and implement community outreach programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA's listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of investigative methods, techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of providing testimony before boards, commissions, administrative bodies, or court officials.
  • Knowledge of applicable division, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of legal rights and rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of civil, criminal or administrative proceedings.
  • Skill in the methods and techniques of evidence gathering and analysis.
  • Skill in the methods and techniques for preparing clear and concise reports and correspondence.
  • Skill in conducting interviews to elicit information of a sensitive and confidential nature.


In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Investigator II requires:

  • Skill in planning and conducting complex investigations.
  • Skill in providing testimony before boards, commissions, administrative bodies, or court officials.
  • Skill in interpreting, applying, explaining and determining compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.


In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Investigator III requires:

  • Skill in conducting ad hoc special studies and projects.
  • Skill in quality assurance.
  • Ability to lead a team of investigators.


In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Investigative Supervisor requires:

  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of developing and implementing policies, procedures and office operations.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Investigator I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
  2. Six months experience in determining compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  3. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  4. Knowledge of civil, criminal or administrative proceedings.

CLASS:
MBAA01
EST:
7/1/1991
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26640

CLASS:
MBAA02
EST:
7/1/1991
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26641

CLASS:
MBAA03
EST:
7/1/1991
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26642

CLASS:
MBAA04
EST:
7/1/1996
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
26643