In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for Special Investigators engaged in conducting investigations related to alleged violations of state laws and regulations or sudden and unexplained deaths.
Receives general direction from an employee of higher grade.
Leads Special Investigators and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans office workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; establishes and maintains office procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding office policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies and standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; may assist in reviewing complaints and violations and determining appropriate course of action; visits scene of death and supervises activities of agency staff; coordinates agency investigative activity with law enforcement agencies; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of investigatory methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state laws and regulations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; interviewing skills; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of investigatory experience in a medicolegal investigative agency, police or military setting involving sudden and/or unexplained deaths.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of Special Investigator.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in forensic science 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.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license
In addition to the checking of references and facts stated in the application a thorough background investigation may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to disagreeable conditions and occasionally lift bodies.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Lead Special Investigator (Medical Examiner - 7772) in Salary Group AR 23 approved effective February 15, 2012. (Revised to implement P-5 Stipulated Agreement)