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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $63,746.64 to  $95,672.16  PAY GRADE: 40
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Secretary of State
Division: Secretary of State
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 13.243
Announcement Number: 39696
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 02/10/2020
Close Date: 03/11/2020
   Phone: (702)486-2911
   Email: adrian@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another 15 Days 17 Hrs 44 Mins
The Position
Criminal Investigators perform criminal investigations involving violations of federal and/or State law. The investigative process is initiated following a formal request for services or as a coordinated effort with federal, State, or local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Criminal Investigators utilize standard investigative and law enforcement techniques.
Incumbents are assigned responsibility for investigative assignments or functions within an enforcement area (e.g., task force, general investigations unit). Positions at this level receive general supervision from a Supervising Investigator. Incumbents are assigned responsibility for investigative assignments or functions for the Nevada Secretary of State, Securities Division. Incumbents investigate violations of state securities laws and other areas of laws that fall within the Secretary of State's responsibility. Work is reviewed through case reports, activity reports, meetings and as the need arises. Assignments are performed independently and collaboratively with other peace officers. Investigators conduct interviews with individuals, witnesses, suspects and criminal justice agency officials, and other sources to obtain information regarding the criminal investigation; gather and preserve evidence, execute search warrants, take photographs, document information, transport, secure, and analyze evidence by following proper evidentiary procedures; develop case files and maintain case logs and reports; establish patterns and trends; and determine motives that support enforcement actions.
In addition, investigators will perform surveillance and/or covert activities to gather evidence, develop leads, and establish probable cause; prepare, obtain, and execute legal documents such as affidavits, search warrants, arrest warrants, and subpoenas in support of the criminal justice process and criminal prosecution; and prepare detailed investigative reports of the investigative process in a chronological order to include: violations committed, documented evidence, witness statements and provide testimony in a court of law. Although bilingual skill in Spanish is not required, this is desirable. If you are bilingual in Spanish, please indicate this in the SKILLS portion of your application. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, police science, psychology, business administration or closely related field and three years of criminal investigative or law enforcement experience involving standard investigative and enforcement techniques utilized to enforce State and federal laws, preparation of detailed investigative reports, and implementation of agency program goals and objectives. Work experience may be obtained in a law enforcement, investigative or comparable setting; OR high school graduation or equivalent (GED) and five years of experience as outlined above; OR one year as a Criminal Investigator II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    A quarterly qualifying score of 70 or better with a firearm will be required.
    Incumbents must obtain and maintain POST Category I certification as a condition of continuing employment, except positions assigned to the Secretary of State's Office and the Department of Corrections that must obtain and maintain a minimum of POST Category II certification as a condition of continuing employment.
Special Requirements
    Applicants must submit to a background, medical, polygraph, and psychological evaluation prior to employment.
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Additional Position Criteria
    Current POST Category II (at minimum) certification from an academy approved by the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training is required.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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