The State of Connecticut
, Department of Social Services (DSS
) is recruiting for a Special Enforcement Officer, within the Office of Child Support Services, located in Central Office. The position is 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
The position will require statewide travel contingent upon assignment area.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be Connecticut P.O.S.T. certified, meaning that you have met the the minimum entry-level requirements and basic training requirements of the Council and are thus authorized to exercise the authority of a police officer. Additionally you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. Additionally applicants must provide their P.O.S.T. identification number on their application.
If selected to interview, please bring in the last two years of attendance records and last two performance appraisals at the time of interview.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Nicole Brown at Nicole.Brown@ct.gov, 860-424-5630.
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.
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.
Preference will be given to those individuals with previous law enforcement experience.
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.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.