Investigator I

Recruitment #070819-MBAA01-350500

Summary Statement

This position will enforce laws related to animal cruelty,  along with dog and rabies control throughout Kent or New Castle counties to ensure animal protection and public safety. Duties include: capturing, rescuing, caring and transporting stray and vicious animals, enforcing laws and issuing citations, providing animal welfare information and education to pet owners, investigating complaints of potentially dangerous dogs and animal cruelty, participating in prosecutorial proceedings,  and assisting during disasters and emergencies.

Selective Requirement

Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements.  Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

  1. Six months experience in animal care, handling, or enforcement activities in accordance with state animal welfare laws, rules, and regulations.

  2. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

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 investigations, which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
     
  • Interviews or interrogates witnesses, complainants and others.
     
  • Verifies claims of alleged or probable violations.
     
  • Examines various records and documents in order to ascertain relevant information.
     
  • Gathers, controls and evaluates evidence.
     
  • Makes judgments after evaluating all available facts and recommends appropriate action.
     
  • Interprets and applies applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
     
  • Prepares various investigative reports.
     
  • Testifies before boards, commission, administrative bodies or courts.
     
  • May conduct surveillance and undercover investigations.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Investigator I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in conducting investigations which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
  2. Six months experience in determining compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  3. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  4. Knowledge of civil, criminal or administrative proceedings.

Conditions of Hire

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.

As a condition of hire you must possess or obtain an Animal Welfare Officer certification within 60 days of hire. Training will be provided by the Office of Animal Welfare.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire 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 supplemental questionnaire 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 www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

  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.

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