State of Ohio - Franklin County, OH

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Independently conducts investigations of complaints alleging violations of real estate license laws (ORC 4735), real estate appraiser laws (ORC 4763), cemetery registration laws, (ORC 4767), and any other laws assigned to the Division of Real Estate & Prof. Licensing. Gathers factual and documentary information based on complaint. Interviews parties to a transaction to determine facts of the case. Reviews documentary evidence and records obtained from various sources. Writes detailed investigative reports (e.g. recitation of factual support for allegations of law violations, chronologically prepared review of facts detailing inconsistencies in testimony. Conducts and schedules information meetings between the parties. Answers inquiries from the public and regulated parties concerning complaints and compliance
Performs compliance audits and reports on accounts and offices of those regulated and on continuing education providers. Visits licensee’ office to review files and trust accounts. Attends continuing education courses to insure program meets all applicable standards. Prepares memoranda of interviews and follow-up correspondence. May require travel to include overnight stays. May be exposed to hostile, unpredictable &/or violent persons. May work weekends and/or flexible schedule
Assist in the documenting, preparing and presentation of cases by legal counsel before an administrative hearing officer, the Ohio Real Estate Commission, the Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board, a court and/or other appropriate agency. Assembles evidence, records and files. Testifies at hearings and in court proceedings regarding investigative findings.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of associate core program in law enforcement, criminal justice or in academic field commensurate with program area to be assigned per approved Position Description on file; 12 mos. exp. conducting investigations &/or inspections; valid driver’s license.

-Or 30 mos. trg. or 30 mos. exp. as Investigator Assistant, 26210 with experience corresponding to type of complaints & alleged violations appearing in job posting/approved position description; valid driver's license.

-Or 30 mos. trg. or 30 mos. investigative exp. with experience corresponding to type of complaints & alleged violations appearing in job posting/approved position description; valid driver's license.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Major Worker Characteristics:

Knowledge of investigative practices & techniques; record keeping methods & procedures & preservation of evidence; agency, state &/or federal statutes, rules, regulations & procedures applicable to complaints & alleged violations under investigation*; Chapter 119 hearing process*; case preparation; interviewing; public relations; employee training & development*. Skill in operation of personal computer, laptop computer & related software; office equipment (e.g., photocopier, fax machine); use of surveillance equipment (e.g., digital camera; 35mm camera; audio/visual recording equipment); operation of motor vehicle; Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw conclusions concerning validity of complaints/allegations; prepare, accumulate & safeguard confidential case evidence & documentation & recommend final disposition consistent with findings; use proper research methods in gathering data; handle routine & sensitive inquiries from & contacts with complainants, respondents, witnesses, alleged violators, government officials & co-workers.

(*)Developed after employment.

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