Recruitment Number 212405 - Downtown, Oahu Employment Only - $4,276 to $6,087 per month (SR-24, Step C to Step L) for designated positions with the Department of the Attorney General. Actual starting salary information will be provided at the time of interview.
A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.
Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the activities of an investigative agency concerned with civil, administrative and/or criminal investigations falling within its respective jurisdiction, where violations investigated are related to a specific program area, e.g., welfare fraud, etc., OR conducts civil, administrative and/or criminal investigations falling within a variety of jurisdictions, such as the Executive, Legislative or Judicial Branches, State departments or agencies, county and federal governments and regulatory boards and commissions, where violations or circumstances investigated are related to a broad variety of program areas, and are not limited to a specific program area (welfare fraud, controlled substances, etc.), like that of lower investigator levels; and performs other related duties as assigned.
These positions with the Department of the Attorney General are vested with statewide police powers in accordance with Section 28-11 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and are authorized to carry and use firearms and ammunition. These positions are responsible for independently performing investigations in a wide variety of administrative, civil and criminal cases under the purview of the department. Investigations include allegations of improper and unethical conduct by State employees, appointed officials, and public officers; tort, damage, flood and injury claims; traffic accidents or other accidents occurring on State-owned property; organized crime activities; corruption by public employees and public officials; assaults, stabbings, and murder in State correctional facilities; and any other situation where enforcement and investigative assistance are requested. A majority of work time is spent conducting criminal investigations which involve interrogation of suspects, interview of witnesses, reconstruction of crime scenes, searching for physical evidence, cultivating informants, maintaining surveillance, doing undercover work, preparing search warrants, assuring that the evidence is properly handled throughout the investigation, and making proper arrests.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
Basic Education/Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Specialized Experience: Three and one-half years of progressively responsible professional investigative experience which demonstrated:
A. Initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and judgment required to collect, assemble, and develop facts and other pertinent data;
B. The ability to think logically and objectively, to analyze and evaluate facts, evidence and related information, and arrive at sound conclusions;
C. Skill in written and oral reports and presentation of investigative findings in a clear and concise manner; and
D. Tact, discretion, and capacity for obtaining the cooperation and confidence of others.
At least one year of Specialized Experience must have been comparable in scope, complexity and responsibility to work experience characteristic of the Investigator IV class of work in State service.
The Investigator IV performs and/or supervises investigations involving suspected or actual violations of civil, administrative and/or criminal laws, rules, regulations or other legal requirements within an agency's jurisdiction; determines case approach and gathers supporting evidence or information; prepares reports; and performs other related duties as assigned.
Investigator IV positions consist of the following types:
A. An investigator independently performing the full range of investigations within an agency's jurisdiction where the work regularly is of a complex nature and in which the violations are related to a specific program area;
B. One of two investigators who are responsible for the small investigative program in an agency, without higher level investigative supervisory guidance; and
C. The working supervisory investigator in an agency where investigations are carried out according to standard policies and procedures, from planning through fact-finding to reporting the results of the investigations.
Investigators at the IV level assume full responsibility for performing investigations characterized by their complex nature and broad scope. They develop investigative leads based upon fragmentary information; conduct investigative interviews and record searches; evaluate complaints to determine jurisdiction, priority, and action necessary; analyze evidence and write narrative reports on the status and findings of investigations; and coordinate with law enforcement officers and other agencies.
Selective Certification Requirement (Criminal Investigations Experience): In order to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of this position, applicants must possess knowledge of interviewing and interrogation techniques; proper investigative report writing techniques; rules of legal evidence; search and seizure laws; laws of arrest; techniques of and equipment used in surveillance; proper use of force, including deadly force; and the Hawaii Penal Code. Applicants must also be able to review and analyze financial and other written documents. In addition, applicants must possess thorough knowledge of and the ability to properly use firearms in the performance of their duties.
Therefore, applicants must meet the educational and experience requirements for the class, Investigator V, AND:
A. Meet all State and Federal requirements applicable to the carrying, possession and use of firearms and ammunition;
B. Are currently, or have previously been, qualified by a certified law enforcement firearms instructor to carry a department or agency issued handgun to perform his/her duties; and
C. Must possess at least TWO years of experience which involved conducting criminal investigations and demonstrated the actual application of the above specialized knowledge and abilities. For example, the criminal investigation experience must show the practical application of search and seizure laws, the laws of arrest and proper use of force including deadly force in the proper handling of evidence, and making lawful arrests.
Examples of such experience/education which may provide such knowledge and abilities include:
A. Investigation of criminal cases for practicing attorneys requiring the use of recognized investigative methods and techniques; and
B. Experience as a law enforcement officer where the principal duties were criminal investigations requiring the use of a variety of investigative methods and techniques such as surveillance, assuming an undercover role, etc.
The Criminal Investigations Experience above may have been gained concurrently as part of the Specialized Experience required for the class Investigator V, or in a separate capacity.
Supervisory Aptitude: Supervisory aptitude rather than actual supervisory experience may be accepted. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary supervisory abilities and/or potential.
Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.
Special Requirements: As noted above, these positions require applicants to meet all State and Federal requirements applicable to the carrying, possession and use of firearms and ammunition AND have been currently or previously qualified by a certified law enforcement firearms instructor to carry a department or agency issued handgun to perform his/her duties. Applicants may not possess a conviction of domestic violence.
License: A valid driver's license is required.
The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements . To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE .
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.
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State of Hawaii - 20 months ago