Criminal Investigator II
- Criminal Justice
- Position Number:
- Salary Range:
- $8,170.00 - $9,100.00 Monthly
- Apply By:
- Monday, August 8, 2022, 11:59 pm
- Work Unit:
- Special Prosecutions
- Job Location:
- Release Date:
- Wednesday, July 27, 2022
- Employment Type:
- Position Type:
The Criminal Justice Section is seeking an experienced criminal investigator to join the Special Prosecutions Unit. We are looking for a motivated professional who is ready to take their career to the next level. In the Special Prosecutions Unit, you will be part of a team dedicated to protecting the people of Colorado with integrity and care. In this role, you will have the opportunity to investigate a wide variety of multi-jurisdictional, complex crimes, including violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA), as well as large scale auto theft matters and homicides. Additionally, this position will investigate matters involving corruption related offenses, election crimes, human trafficking, identity theft, and state tax fraud. You will get to work with the Statewide Grand Jury, as well as with other local, state, and federal law enforcement partners. You will be a teacher, a coach, and a leader. You will enjoy a positive work-life balance and will have a valuable impact on the community we all serve!
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Special Prosecutions Unit conducts criminal investigations and prosecute diverse criminal offenses such as auto theft, corruption related offenses, election crimes, environmental crimes, homicides, human trafficking, identity theft, narcotics trafficking, and state tax fraud, as well as violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA). This unit also works with federal and international authorities to investigate violent crimes, and apprehended fugitives, detainees, and victims/witnesses needed for trial. This unit receives multiple referrals and evaluates them to determine if they warrant further investigation and criminal prosecution in state court. Often, the unit acts as the lead investigative agency gathering information from partnering law enforcement and regulatory agencies not limited to numerous local, state and federal agencies within the State of Colorado. This unit also receives completed or ongoing investigations from other law enforcement agencies for subsequent prosecution. This unit provides training and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies within the State of Colorado and, as requested, the Special Prosecutions staff will provide advanced training at a national level on certain topics.
This Criminal Investigator position investigates allegations of criminal activity and will be tasked to investigate a wide variety of complex case types that require a vast array of training and experience in felony level criminal matters. Particularly, this position will be required to handle lengthy, complex, multi-jurisdictional investigations, including violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA), as well as large scale auto theft and fraud matters. Additionally, this position will investigate homicides, officer involved critical incidents, and other serious felonies, as well as matters involving corruption related offenses, election crimes, human trafficking, identity theft, and state tax fraud.
Investigations include interviews of suspects, witnesses, and victims, conducts surveillance, searches for evidence of criminal acts, writes comprehensive reports of findings and actions, and effects physical arrests. Additionally, this position writes affidavits, warrants, case filings, and subpoenas, as well as provides testimony and often serves as the advisory witness in State Grand Jury matters and court hearings/trials.
This position will also be responsible for providing investigative and logistical assistance to federal, state and local agencies; assist the State Grand Jury with its function(s) and responsibilities; provide a specialized level of expertise to other law enforcement and regulatory professionals; provide instructional services, technical advice, and training to other governmental and/or professional audiences. This position will work regularly with several prosecuting agencies as well as law enforcement at the federal, state, and local level in a cooperative and collective manner. This position will also serve as a liaison between and amongst federal, state and local law enforcement entities on any criminal matters that impact or effect the State of Colorado. This position will assist other parts of the Special Prosecutions Unit and Criminal Justice Section as needed.
This recruitment may also be used to fill other Criminal Investigator II positions at the Department of Law.
Minimum Qualifications: Please document all relevant experience in detail on your application. Experience will not be inferred or assumed. Any part-time experience listed will be prorated.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study directly related to the work assignment; AND
- Two years as a fulltime sworn detective or sworn criminal investigator at the felony level for a government law enforcement agency as the main function of your job.
- Experience must include filing felony level criminal cases in a criminal court as the LEAD investigator.
Experience must be as a sworn detective or sworn criminal investigator as the main function of the job. Experience such as patrol work or other experience that only include investigations as an ancillary component of the job will not meet the minimum qualifications.
Note: Candidates possessing a foreign degree must submit a translation (evaluation) of their degree from an accredited institution, such as The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services in order to be given credit for the degree.
- Investigative experience as a sworn detective or sworn criminal investigator at the felony level for a government law enforcement agency may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Required Competencies: The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required for this position and will be considered during the selection process, including examination and/ or interview:
- Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines;
- Demonstrated work experience managing or leading large-scale or complex investigations;
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate concisely and effectively;
- Customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work on a team;
- Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, if you possess any of the following specifically include the details on your application, as this information will be used to assess your qualifications and may be used to determine a top group of applicants.
- Acted as the LEAD investigator on a minimum of 50 felony level cases;
- Successfully filed a minimum of 10 felony level cases for prosecution in a criminal court;
- Investigative experience in complex investigations that includes, violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA), election crimes, complex fraud investigations, homicides, or human trafficking;
- Certified Fraud Examiner credentials from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners;
- Undergraduate or graduate schoolwork in accounting, finance, or criminology (please include a copy of your transcript);
- Previous experience training law enforcement personnel;
- Ability to interpret and translate Spanish.
Conditions of Employment:
- Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
- Candidates must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified at the time of application. In accordance with C.R.S. §24-31-303 (5)(a) and (b), applicants must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified, including the requirement of completing a physical and psychological evaluation (if it has been more than three years since a physical and psychological evaluation has been conducted). Following a conditional job offer, but prior to appointment, a candidate not meeting the requirement of C.R.S. §24-31-303(5)(b) will be subject to a physical and psychological evaluation to determine fitness to serve as a peace officer. Must be proficient with a handgun. Must be available, sometimes on short notice, to travel within and outside the State of Colorado. Must be available to work nights and/or weekends when necessary to conduct fast-paced investigations, execute search warrants, or prepare for trial. Applicants must pass a thorough criminal and personal background check, including a review of the personnel file from prior employment.
- Position may be required to work outside of regular business hours, including possible early mornings, evenings, weekend, and overnight assignments. Position must have a valid CO driver’s license.
- Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.
Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
To view the full job announcement and to apply please visit the State of Colorado jobs page.