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JA25 - Investigator V

Band 7  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Plans, organizes and directs the operations of a large investigative office, division or department.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

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.)

Plans, organizes and directs the investigative and administrative operations of such offices as the Internal Affairs Office for the Department of Corrections, the Office of Investigation for the Department of Social Services and the Office of Professional Responsibility for the Department of Public Safety.
Recruits, hires, supervises and trains investigative staff.
Maintains required financial and personnel documents.
Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies.
Conveys, communicates and interprets policy, procedures, guidelines or directives established and authorized by the agency; ensures implementation and compliance with agency guidelines and directives, rules, regulations and laws.
Assumes responsibility for very complex investigations and provides leadership, guidance and assistance to subordinate staff.

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 the policies, procedures, techniques, practices and principles of conducting investigations.
Ability to plan, organize and direct investigative programs.
Ability to analyze complex situations, determine pertinent facts, reach reasonable conclusions and propose solutions.
Ability to present clear, concise and comprehensive written and oral reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, law officers, judicial personnel, professional and nonprofessional individuals and the general public.
Ability to supervise and train subordinates.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

An associate degree and investigative experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

An associate degree and investigative 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:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time. (Continuous)
Ability to lift materials up to 50 lbs. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift, drag, pull persons to safety, weighing up to 300 lbs., assisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to hear and recognize various alarms, verbal summons and other sounds within noisy background areas. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision in both eyes, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to climb stairs to the top floor of any building within the institutions. (Infrequent)
Olfactory sense must be intact in order to smell unusual odors. (Continuous)
Ability to carry heavy objects, i.e. persons, a distance of 15 to 20 feet in emergency situations. (Infrequent)
Ability to engage in physical confrontations with suspected offenders. (Infrequent)
Ability to run for extended distances. (Infrequent)
Ability to sit/drive a patrol vehicle for extended periods. (Continuous)
Ability to ride a bicycle for extended periods. (Continuous)
Ability to kneel. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend. (Frequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work are heights at maximum height of builidings within institution boundaries. (Frequent)
Abilityl to sit, for extended periods, while operating a patrol vehicle. (Continuous)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work overtime as required.


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