Job Vacancy Announcement- Criminal Investigator 1

Job Vacancy Announcement- Criminal Investigator 1
Location: Headquarters-Atlanta (Fulton County) – Office of Professional Standards

Paygrade LI- Job Code – PSP090

Annual Salary: $32,658.91


The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). We currently have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Criminal Investigator 1 in the Office of Professional Standards (OPS).

The Office of Professional Standards (OPS) supports the mission and core beliefs of the Department of Public Safety and is dedicated to protecting the integrity of the department through ensuring adherence to ethical standards, performance criteria, and commitment to public service. OPS perform its function by conducting a variety of investigations, including internal affairs matters, pre-employment background cases, and violations of speed detection device permits. This position also assists in conducting internal, administrative, speed detection device and criminal investigations.

Under supervision this position will:

  • Trains to investigate alleged or suspected violations of Federal, state, or local laws, rules and regulations to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution or to report findings to the appropriate jurisdictional authority for their action.
  • Collaborates with other authorities on activities such as surveillance, transcription, and research.
  • Conducts background investigations.
  • Conducts internal investigations of law enforcement agencies.
  • Examines records in order to locate links in chain of evidence or information.
  • Obtains and verifies evidence by interviewing and observing suspects and witnesses, or by analyzing records.
  • Obtains information related to cases.
  • Prepares reports that detail investigation findings.
  • Trains to identify case issues and evidence needed.
  • Utilizes proper software programs to store, collate and review financial information and evidence.


·      Support and assist OPS investigators:


  • Perform investigative research through open and restricted data sources
  • Proof investigative summaries and offer edit solutions when appropriate
  • Assist in developing graphics based on analysis of investigative related data in support of investigations
  • Identify and utilize common and/or specialized software for investigative data research, organization, and analysis; identify activity trends and linkages, compiles graphics for commonalities, link analysis and time lines
  • May assess cases to determine what type of data should be collected and the method of collection
  • Travel as appropriate to complete job assignments and tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned in investigative support.
  • Enter information and maintain databases relevant to investigations
  • Research, gather, review, analyze data, related to permits issuance, use of force, annual activity, report results, and others, as assigned by the OPS Director or designee.
  • Log complaints from written correspondence, telephone or in person and forward appropriately;
  • Screen complaints/inquiries to establish that the essential elements exist relative to jurisdiction, timeliness, etc. according to the laws, rules, and agency policies and procedures;
  • Interpret applicable statutes, regulations and policies in order to resolve the complaint
  • Compile and prepares reports from information submitted and/or tracking data for legal requirements and to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations;
  • May be required to ensure database information is maintained on case intake and dispositions;
  • Prepare summary reports, maintain case files and documentation of case;
  • Perform other general job related duties as assigned;
  • May act as point of contact with anticipated early warning system software.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND must meet the prerequisites and complete the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program certification OR Two years of experience in law enforcement or related field AND P.O.S.T. certification. Note: Some positions may require incumbent to have a valid Class C driver's license.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Law enforcement or law enforcement related experience.
  • Articulable proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
  • Proficient typing skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Completion of training related to job tasks (computer or law enforcement, and other).


Application deadline: Thursday, February 25, 2021


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This is an unclassified position unless filled by a classified employee. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.  


The Georgia Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employees and applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, natural origin, age, disability or genetic information.