The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Special Investigations Section is seeking a Special Agent. The position will be assigned to the Arizona Financial Crimes Task Force of the Special Investigations Section (SIS), Criminal Division.
As a Special Agent, the position will:
1. Conduct interviews of victims, witnesses, investigative leads, and suspects.
2. Properly collect, process, control, and analyze evidence.
3. Prepare clear, concise, grammatically correct, and detailed written reports to document all aspects of the investigation.
4. Communicate regularly and effectively with prosecutors and provide courtroom/Grand Jury testimony as needed.
5. Be able to physically control a suspect and be prepared and able to use deadly force if necessary.
6. Provide support to other AGO employees and perform administrative tasks as needed.
7. Be safety conscious and use proper work methods by following standard police policies and procedures.
8. Maintain proficiency with a firearm and maintain AZPOST peace officer certification.
9. Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
As a Special Agent assigned to the Arizona Financial Crimes Task Force, the position will also:
1. Conduct long-term criminal investigations of persons involved in financial crimes with an emphasis on money laundering.
2. Prepare search/seizure warrant affidavits and operational plans and coordinate/execute the warrants with other law enforcement agencies and the Special Investigation Section.
3. Conduct undercover operations, surveillance, and other standard law enforcement investigative techniques as needed to advance investigations.
4. Be self-motivated with the ability to work alone and cooperatively with task force members of other agencies.
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.
• Operate undercover vehicle to various locations to conduct interviews, surveillance, assist agencies in investigative operations or do research for public documents.
• Operate computer equipment to compile data, type investigative reports, and statistical data reports.
• Conduct interviews of victims, witnesses, and suspects involved in criminal and civil investigations.
• Operate ACJIS/NCIC computer terminal to gather criminal history background data.
• Assist in tactical operations including undercover role playing, infiltration of target businesses, search warrants, seizure warrants, and wiretap operations.
• Confer with supervisor and attorneys to discuss findings of investigation and how to proceed further. Attend meetings with other agencies about joint investigations.
• Complete working knowledge of the Arizona criminal and civil statutes with an emphasis on money laundering statutes. Considerable knowledge of criminal litigation, investigative interviews, report writing, and undercover techniques. Must know asset and tracing procedures, rules of evidence, investigative techniques and methods, evidence collection, use of confidential informants, search and seizure, methods of evidence collection, and testifying in administrative and court proceedings. Skilled in oral and written communication. Studied courses specializing in surveillance equipment. Attended training seminars in use of informants and undercover operations. Read manuals and other training materials related to law enforcement.
• Worked in an undercover capacity with other law enforcement agencies and have more than 5 years of law enforcement experience.
• Skilled in witness interviewing, report writing, asset tracing, search warrant laws and techniques, evidence collection, court testimony, wire taps, and use of confidential informants. Ability to find, collect, preserve and evaluate compiled information to determine the validity of alleged violation. Ability to use a variety of equipment including but not limited to vehicles, 2-way radios, surveillance equipment, computers, and police issued equipment. Communicate findings to others orally or through spreadsheet format. Use of strong time management skills.
• 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.
• As a Special Agent assigned to AFCTF, this position must also have the ability to work well with several task forces and with other city, state, and federal partners to advance the criminal investigations that meet the goals of the AGO.
As Special Agent assigned to the AZFCT, the ideal applicant will have experience investigating financial crimes, which should include working successfully in undercover assignments with minimal supervision; have understanding and working knowledge to conduct investigations related to fraud and other related white-collar crimes.
• 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 into account.
The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
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
• 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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at email@example.com.
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.
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