PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency or quasi-public entity this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in conducting investigations related to alleged violations of state laws and regulations or sudden and unexplained deaths.
Works under the general supervision of a Lead Special Investigator or other employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Visits scene of death; reviews medical records; may serve as photographer in routine cases; conducts investigations related to assigned complaints, alleged violations of state laws and regulations or sudden and/or unexplained deaths; interviews witnesses, complainants, medical and hospital personnel and others to obtain information; secures evidence in form of statements, documents, records and exhibits which may be used in administrative hearings and/or court proceedings; researches, collects and evaluates data; compiles information; writes reports and recommends appropriate corrective action; answers public inquiries; may prepare affidavits and applications for arrest warrants; may prepare search and seizure warrants; may issue citations; may testify at hearings and in court; may conduct surveillance; may secure samples for testing; may conduct legal research; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of medical terminology; knowledge of investigatory methods and techniques; knowledge of relevant state laws and regulations; knowledge of relevant professional terminology; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; interviewing skills; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of investigatory experience in a medicolegal investigative agency, police or military setting involving sudden and/or unexplained deaths.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- 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.
- 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 be a Notary Public.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. 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 Special Investigator (General - 7804) (Medical Examiner - 7803) (Non-Competitive - 7805) in Salary Group AR 21 approved effective January 1, 2000. (2012 SCOPE Review)