Internal Affairs Investigator

This position is exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #040919-MUDB01-380100

Summary Statement

This position will be responsible for conducting internal affairs investigations involving employees of the Department of Correction as well as contractors, vendors and volunteers having security clearances and doing business with the Department of Correction. The investigations will involve utilizing interviewing skills and techinques. The successful candidate will have a wide range of interaction with employees, other law enforcement agencies, inmates, and individuals who may provide information regarding investigations. The incumbent will complete comprehensive narrative reports regarding his/her investigative findings and recommendations. This investigative position will acces various law enforcement computer applications such as DELJIS/CJIS, NCIC and LEISS. On occasion, the incumbent will be required to testify in the State and U.S. District Courts concerning criminal and civil matters

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Conducts interviews of all victims, suspects, witnesses and those maintaining records or having intimate information regarding an investigation.
  • Interacts with other law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual interest.
  • Utilizes recording and photographic equipment when necessary.
  • Provides comprehensive narrative investigative reports with his/her findings and recommendations.
  • Will become intimately familiar with Department of Correction policies and procedures.
  • Abide by the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights when applicable.
  • Interprets and applies apply applicable laws, rules and regulations and standards.
  • Testifies in State and U.S. District Courts when required.
  • Utilizes law enforcement computer program applications for DELJIS/CJIS, NCIC and LEISS.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Internal Affairs Investigator

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

  1. Ten (10) years minimum experience as a Police Officer required.
  2. Experience in conducting investigations that include interviewing individuals from a diverse socioeconomic background to obtain confidential information.
  3. Experience writing comprehensive narrative reports.
  4. Experience in testifying in criminal, civil and administrative proceedings.
  5. Experience in the gathering and handling of evidence.
  6. Experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire. 


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Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.