JA15 - Investigator III
General Nature of Work:
Investigates, reconciles or disposes of complaints, claims, inquiries or violations of laws or regulations; conducts inspections or surveillances of businesses and individuals; examines accounts, credits and related records; may supervise or train subordi
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Investigators in this class conduct complex or sensitive investigations and often supervise other investigators.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Investigates regulated activities to ensure compliance with federal, state or municipal laws.
Locates and interviews plaintiffs, witnesses or representatives of business or government to gather facts relating to alleged violations.
Collects information to be used as evidence in investigations; operates audio/video equipment in surveillance; conducts searches and seizures.
Observes conditions to determine if there has been a law violation relating to such activities as revenue collection, employment practices or benefit claims.
Examines business, personal or public records and documents to establish facts and authenticity of data.
Investigates suspected misuses of licenses or permits.
Prepares correspondence and reports of investigations for use by administrative or legal authorities.
Testifies in court or at administrative proceedings concerning findings of investigations.
Serves legal papers.
Investigates and responds to oral and written complaints, claims or inquiries; negotiates settlements with claimants or claimants' representatives.
Conducts informal hearings or conciliation meetings to resolve complaints or disputes.
Supervises investigations; schedules and distributes work; evaluates work of staff to ensure proper performance and completion.
Selects and trains new staff members.
Conducts ongoing research to identify new information or sources of information that may aid the investigative process.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the job.
Knowledge of investigative techniques, principles and practices.
Knowledge of forensic techniques and procedures for crime scene examination.
Ability to evaluate evidence and conduct investigations.
Ability to analyze facts and reach sound conclusions.
Ability to present clear, concise and comprehensive written and oral reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, claimants, attorneys, doctors, witnesses and the general public.
Ability to supervise and train subordinates.
Ability to respond professionally during stressful situations.
Ability to plan, organize and direct investigative programs.
Ability to physically perform required job duties.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Some positions require certification by the Department of Public Safety in accordance with § 23-6-430 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A high school diploma and experience conducting investigations or performing other law enforcement duties. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required work experience.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A high school diploma and two years experience conducting investigations or performing other law enforcement duties. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required work experience. Some positions require certification by the Department of Public Safety in accordance with 23-6-430 or the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws.
MUSC Physical Requirements: