Duties & Responsibilities: The members of the Investigative Division of the Secretary of State's Office act as "first responders" to reported violations of licensing, election, and securities laws and rules where public health, safety, and the financial interests of the citizens of Georgia are often at risk. The position of Investigator involves the direct investigation of allegations involving violations of Election, Securities, and Licensing Law.
Investigators are POST-certified Peace Officers who provide protection to the citizens of Georgia from unlicensed and/or unscrupulous business practitioners in the areas in which the Secretary of State has authority. The investigators conduct interviews, gather evidence, identify witnesses, and make Board presentations to conclude complaints.
Each investigator manages a caseload that can exceed 100 cases a year that range from serious physical abuse of nursing patients to serving "Cease and Desist" orders for unlicensed practitioners. Each investigator is authorized to enforce laws within the authority of the Secretary of State, and investigators regularly cooperate with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in criminal investigations.
Minimum Training & Experience: Three (3) years in law enforcement experience or related field.
Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) (PBLE) certification in the state of Georgia is required.
A valid driver's license is required.
Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, applicants must also have the following:
Additional Information: Employment in this position is contingent upon the passing and certification of the required medical and physical examination process.
- Completion of a high school diploma or recognized equivalent. Bachelor's degree and one year of law enforcement is preferred.
- Must be age 21 or older and a United States citizen.
A Background Check is required for this position.
If you have a disability and require assistance to apply for this position, please call (404) 656-5551 or the Georgia Relay Service.
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.
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