PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Social Services, Office of Child Support Services, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the service of warrants and capias mittimus orders and investigation and enforcement of statutes governing child support fraud.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Coordinates all capias activities in child support cases; serves warrants or capias mittimus orders issued by Family Support Magistrates or Courts for Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, Judicial Support Enforcement Division and Office of the Attorney General for child support cases; determines if probable cause exists to warrant case prosecution; gathers evidence through surveillance and use of informants; takes statements and prepares summaries; obtains and serves warrants for arrest or capias orders issued by courts; apprehends suspects and makes arrests; presents information to court as necessary; prepares detailed reports for prosecutors; interacts with defense attorneys; maintains case records; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of methods and techniques utilized in criminal investigations; considerable knowledge of evidentiary procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of criminal law and court procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; interviewing skills; considerable investigative ability; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in conducting criminal investigations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
2. Incumbents in this class must obtain and retain appointment by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection as a Special Police Officer.
3. Candidates for this class are subject to selection standards pursuant to Section 7-294a - e of the Connecticut General Statutes and regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
1. Incumbents in this class must be in good health and must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to effectively perform the duties of the class.
2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to highly dangerous situations which may cause injury or loss of life and may perform field investigations under unpleasant conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Special Enforcement Officer in Salary Group PS 16 approved effective March 9, 2012. (Revised to modify content)