SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR
Department of Transportation - Avondale, AZ

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is a multi-modal transportation agency that is responsible for planning, building, operating and maintaining a complex highway system in addition to providing title, registration and driver license services to the general public throughout the state of Arizona. ADOT also operates and maintains the Grand Canyon Airport and publishes the award-winning Arizona Highways magazine. ADOT values its employees, challenges them to continuously improve the way we do business, to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, and to carry out their duties in an ethical manner. Apply today for a chance to become a part of the ADOT team.

SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR
ECD/Office of Inspector General
Work locations: 114 E. Western Ave., Avondale, AZ

Open until ADOT needs are met. This position may close at any time.

Job Description: Under the general supervision of the Special Investigator Supervisor, performs statewide, national, and at times international investigations of a highly complex nature, working with a high degree of independence.

Work involves:
  • Position requires state, interstate and international travel to conduct multiple investigations, which may involve overnight stay.
  • Reviewing allegations, complaints or other information to determine whether administrative/criminal offenses may have been committed
  • Developing and implementing investigations and intelligence-gathering operational plans.
  • Conducting investigations, including but not limited to: theft, fraud, embezzlement, forgery, conspiracy, fraudulent schemes, political corruption, computer fraud, identity theft, licensed and unlicensed automobile-dealer fraud, illegal licensed and unlicensed automobile-dealer activities, odometer fraud, title and registration fraud, driver license and identification card fraud, and other document fraud.
  • Establishing professional working relationships with local, state and federal agencies which include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the US Attorney, and the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC).
  • Participating in anti-terrorism investigations initiated by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.
  • Performing in the capacity of certified Fraudulent Document Examiners to determine the authenticity of state, national, and international identification documents.
  • Analyzing complex documents and records, including but not limited to: financial documents, vehicle ownership records, driver license records, statistical reports, employee activity-tracking reports, investigative material from other law enforcement agencies.
  • Conducting and interpreting complex computer data searches for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies that are unavailable to those agencies.
  • Conferring with prosecuting attorneys (e.g., Asst. Attorneys General, County Attorney, US Attorney) regarding progress of investigations, quality of case files and evidence, drafts of subpoenas, warrants, etc.
  • May be required to endure long hours of research, fluctuating work hours, interviewing/interrogating suspects and hostile witnesses, and making arrest.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • Criminal Laws applicable in the State of Arizona, particularly State, Federal and local laws concerning theft, fraud, forgery, computer fraud, fraudulent schemes, identity theft/fraud, political corruption, embezzlement.
  • Applying methods, techniques, procedures and practices in criminal investigation, with knowledge specific to the investigation of theft, auto theft, fraud, forgery, computer fraud, fraudulent schemes, identity theft/fraud, political corruption, embezzlement, white- collar crime.
  • Computer software, including but not limited to word-processing, spreadsheet, graphics, scanning, internet, ADOT/OIG specific software programs.
  • Principles and practices of case management.
  • Court procedures, practices, rules and traditions
  • Arizona Criminal Justice Information System policies, procedures, guidelines and system
SKILLS in:
  • Applying methods and techniques of undercover law enforcement work and surveillance.
  • Communicating professionally and diplomatically, under difficult an even contentious circumstances.
  • Interviewing and interrogation techniques which provide positive results pursuant to contact with victims, witnesses and suspects.
ABILITY to:
  • Properly interpret and apply laws of arrest.
  • Control behavior under unusually difficult and dangerous circumstances.
  • Work as part of a team of investigators, both within the agency and with other agencies (requiring interpersonal skills).
  • Use computing and communications (telephone, two-way radios, fax, etc.) equipment.
  • Apply sound judgment.
  • Work independently.
  • Safely handle and accurately discharge a firearm.
  • Apply sound judgment during situations that may require the use of deadly force.
  • Safely drive a motorized vehicle in routine and emergency situations.
Ideal candidate: Will have experience conducting complex criminal investigation which included participation in all three stages of the criminal justice system, (Investigation, Law Enforcement and Prosecution) obtained through on-the-job training or education in criminal justice or a related field.
Any combination of training and experience that meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) may be substituted. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish Speaking) is preferred.

SPECIAL SELECTION FACTORS: Requires certification by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) Board.

  • A full background investigation, physical exam with drug test and polygraph is required.
Note: This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver's License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign the Driver Form on page 6 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.12 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.

All newly hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

Note: This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver's License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign the Driver Form on page 6 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.12 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.

You must apply on-line no later than the close date or first review date of the job announcement at 5:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time. You will not be able to apply after the close date/time because job postings are removed from the job board at that time, unless other wise specified.

RETIREMENT: This position participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)*.

  • ASRS enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment, if not already an ASRS member at the time of hire.
BENEFITS: Comprehensive benefits package includes accrual of sick and vacation leave, and 10 holidays per year; health* and dental insurance*; retirement plan; life insurance; and long-term disability insurance. Optional employee benefits include short-term disability*, deferred compensation, and supplemental life insurance*.

  • Elective benefits for new employees hired on or after July 20, 2011, are subject to a 90-day waiting period, except for transfers from other State agencies or who regularly worked for the State of Arizona within 2 years prior to the date of hire.
Please visit http://www.azdot.gov/Inside_ADOT/HR/Employment.asp to learn more about benefits available to ADOT employees.

To submit your resume for consideration, please hit the "APPLY" button below.

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