Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Special Investigator (General)

Recruitment #210610-7804AR-001


The State of Connecticut State Marshal Commission is seeking a motivated Special Investigator with expertise in legal investigations and familiarity with the Connecticut Courts and Judicial Branch organization who can work independently and as part of a team in support of the statutory requirements of the State Marshal Commission.  

Who We Are:
The State Marshal Commission, by statutes, regulations, and policies, conducts several core functions, including setting training requirements, professional standards, audit policies, disciplinary protocol, restraining order rotations and administrative procedures for the efficient and fair operation of the State Marshal system. 

As the Special Investigator, you will be responsible for performing a variety of duties including: 
  • Conducting background checks for State Marshal applicants and firearms authorizations;
  • Conducting investigations authorized under Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (R.C.S.A.) Section 6-38b-7;  
  • Assisting the Staff Attorney in responding to public complaints brought against state marshals; 
  • Coordinating State Marshal training with the Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) and the Connecticut Police Academy;  
  • Assisting with and participating in financial audits of state marshal client trust accounts;  
  • Assisting the Staff Attorney with the day-to-day administrative operations of the Commission including the intake of formal complaints, answering the public telephone line, responding to state marshal requests, organizing monthly commission and oversight committee meetings, verifying restraining order duty courthouse rosters, processing state marshal suspensions, retirements and inactive requests.
This position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford CT.  This is a full-time 40 hours per week position. 

What’s in It for You - Leading Comprehensive Benefit Offering:
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
  • Professional growth and development opportunities;
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.

You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan at


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.


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 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.


Five (5) years of investigatory experience in health care, insurance claims, law enforcement or a regulatory field.


1. College training in consumer protection, health care, law enforcement or a closely related field 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.


The successful candidate will possess:
  • Experience conducting investigations complying with statutes, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Experience analyzing or auditing financial records;
  • Experience preparing and presenting training curriculum;
  • Experience with complaint caseload management; 
  • Experience working in an office environment utilizing cloud-based software systems;
  • Experience responding to public inquiries on behalf of an organization.


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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.