Investigator
State of Ohio - Franklin County, OH

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The Accountancy Board is seeking an individual to independently conduct investigations of complaints & allegations of minor violations of Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4701 for Accountancy Board of Ohio (e.g., investigates claims of unethical &/or illegal behavior of Certified Public Accountants or Public Accounting Firms; makes initial contact with complainant & respondent; interviews witnesses, complainants, respondents, suspects & other parties with possible information related to case; ensures compliance for minor violations; gathers & safeguards evidence, records & documentation; conducts background checks of suspects; serves as lead investigator on projects as assigned), p repares confidential investigation reports & recommendations; maintains files & records & confers with legal personnel (e.g., law enforcement agencies, Attorney General’s office & prosecutors) in documenting & preparing cases for administrative hearings, other resolution or filing of charges for prosecution; requests & serves Accountancy Board of Ohio subpoenas; testifies in administrative hearings on behalf of the Accountancy Board of Ohio &/or criminal hearings on behalf of the board; handles sensitive inquiries received via telephone, in writing, or in person from Certified Public Accountants, legal counsel, consumers & general public; assists in development of Accountancy Board of Ohio investigative policies, procedures & methods in accordance with related civil service laws; enters & maintains case information in Accountancy Board of Ohio’s investigative case tracking database; assists in training newer or lower-level Accountancy Board of Ohio investigative personnel, d rafts legal correspondence & documents (e.g., subpoenas, violation letters, notice of opportunity for hearing letters, consent agreements, adjudication orders, license surrenders & correspondence to attorneys); monitors & ensures compliance of licensees on probation or subject to consent agreement/adjudication order conditions, (e.g., conducts on-site inspections), attends & participates in law enforcement seminars & training & serves on committees & task forces; completes activity reports, travel & expense reports; keeps supervisor informed of problems or facts on specific cases; performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, Assistant Executive Director, Executive Director &/or Board.

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.

Supplemental Information:

Unclassified pursuant to section 124.11 (A)(8) of the Ohio Revised Code.
Valid driver's licenses required
May require traveling and overnight stays

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