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SPECIAL AGENT

  • 507173
  • PHOENIX
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)
  • Full-time

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

 

SPECIAL AGENT

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

Job Location:

Address:  2005 N CENTRAL AVE PHOENIX 

Posting Details:

Salary: 68,000.00 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Until Filled 

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Special Investigation Section is seeking a Special Agent.

As a Special Agent conducting felony investigations, operational considerations may require you to work varying hours, weekends, holidays, and respond after hours; agents can also be deployed to assist allied agencies in response to a critical incident that falls within the protocols of the National Incident Management System or the State of Arizona Mutual Aid protocols.

Job Duties:

The position will be assigned to the Special Investigations Section (SIS), Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a Special Agent, the position will:
• Conduct interviews of victims, witnesses, investigative leads, and suspects.
• Properly collect, process, control, and analyze evidence.
• Prepare clear, concise, grammatically correct, and detailed written reports to document all aspects of the investigation.
• Communicate regularly and effectively with prosecutors and provide courtroom/Grand Jury testimony as needed.
• Be able to physically control a suspect and be prepared and able to use deadly force if necessary.
• Provide support to other AGO employees and perform administrative tasks as needed.
• Be safety conscious and use proper work methods by following standard police policies and procedures.
• Maintain proficiency with a firearm and maintain AZPOST peace officer certification.
• Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.

The duties and responsibilities of the ICAC SA include searching for possible violations through the internet, analyzing complaints and allegations, gathering facts, information and evidence needed to prove or disprove allegations of wrongdoing; interrogating suspects, interviewing witnesses, reconstructing crime scenes, searching for physical evidence and cultivating informants; maintaining surveillance, doing undercover work, preparing search warrants, assuring that the evidence is properly handled, making proper arrests; and performing other related duties as assigned.
The position will also be required to:
• Investigate Internet/Computer crime complaints related to child exploitation, or other investigations as assigned, in a timely and complete manner.
• Respond to Internet Enforcement Requests within three working days of assignment, and meet with your supervisor every thirty days to discuss your progress on the requests that have not been reported on a formal Departmental Report.
• Regularly meet with your supervisor for the express purpose of discussing your progress regarding PMG duties and goals.
• Maintain compliance with ICAC Task Force policies and other applicable operating directives.

• When an investigation involves other agencies, an undercover meeting with a suspect in the field, and/or whenever an arrest is predicted, submit a written operations plan to your supervisor prior to the operation.
• Use computer software to conduct analysis of data found on the Internet, personal computers, servers, mobile phones/ computers, and other storage devices, including all types of electronic files, emails, text messages, domain registration information, logs, and other technical data frequently encountered during criminal investigations.
• After arrest and adjudication, prepare information releases on each of your defendants for distribution to the law enforcement community.
• Using the Excel spreadsheet on the undercover case management database, complete the information pertaining to cases assigned to you by filling in the appropriate blanks as each investigation progresses.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

As a Special Agent, the position will be expected to know and understand various Arizona criminal and civil statutes; the Arizona criminal justice system; rules of evidence; and tactics, procedures, and techniques for general investigations, searches, seizures, and arrests.
As a Special Agent assigned to the ICAC TF, the position will be expected to independently perform criminal investigations of technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and internet crimes against children and have knowledge or a strong desire to learn the technical skills needed to extract investigative information from the Internet, computers, local area networks, e- mail, and social media.
As a Special Agent, this position must have the skills to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds and education levels using both verbal and non-verbal communication skills; conduct effective interviews and interrogations; maintain strict compliance with chain-of-custody and evidence control procedures; prepare search/seizure warrant affidavits; safely plan and execute search/seizure warrants; safely make arrests; manage time and resources effectively; work effectively with team members including attorneys, forensic accountants, computer forensics experts, administrative staff, and other investigators; and maintain proficiency with a firearm.
As a Special Agent assigned to the ICAC TF, this position must have the skills to Interpret and apply complex state laws; and use a computer and software to prepare reports. Must demonstrate empathy and compassion.
As a Special Agent, this position must have the ability to find, collect, preserve, and evaluate information to determine the validity of and relevance to the alleged violation(s). This position must demonstrate initiative, self-motivation, and determination to consistently advance investigations and bring them to a successful conclusion.
Ability to work with Internet service providers, search engines such as Google, and social networking sites such as Facebook, requesting email and phone records.
Ability to think logically and objectively, to analyze and evaluate facts, evidence and related information, and arrive at sound conclusions. Ability to use tact, discretion, and capacity for obtaining the cooperation and confidence of others.

Selective Preference(s):

Possess a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in law, computer science or engineering; or a Master’s degree in business administration of at least two years professional work experience. Ideally applicant will have five years investigative experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• Requires certification by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (A.Z P.O.S.T.).
• Applicants must be a certified Arizona peace officer in good standing or be eligible to obtain Arizona peace officer certification via the AZPOST waiver process within 90 days of hire date. To be eligible, a person must have previously served as a certified peace officer in Arizona, another state, or federal agency; must have completed basic and advanced training that demonstrates substantial comparability to the Arizona basic course; and must meet all of the minimum qualifications for certification as an Arizona Peace Officer. Refer to https://post.az.gov/certification-process/waiver-process for more information on the waiver process.
• All peace officer applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted, complete a criminal background check, pass a polygraph test, and complete a medical examination. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken in to account.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken in to account.

Benefits:

The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

• Positions in this classification participate in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 90 days of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at humanresources@azag.gov.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.