Law Enforcement Special Agent III

Special Agent

Recruitment #200928-G22C-I04


These vacancies are statewide.


1. Conducts investigations and other inquiries in accordance with training, legal standards, and OSBI policy.  Prepares cases for prosecutorial review and court.  Provides testimony in court. 
2. Collects and preserves evidence in accordance with legal standards and OSBI policy.
3. Writes investigative reports, prosecutorial reports, intelligence reports and other memoranda, correspondence, and special reports.
4. Successfully meets all training requirements mandated by the State of Oklahoma and the OSBI.

Successful applicants must be willing to submit to a drug screen, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation (commissioned positions only), and a thorough background investigation.  Certain events automatically disqualify an applicant, such as, felony conviction; admission of an undetected crime that, if known, would have been a felony charge; failure to pay federal or state income tax; positive confirmed drug urine test; illegal use of a controlled substance within certain time frames.


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing, supervising and directing a broad range of highly technical, complex and professional level law enforcement and investigative activity. This includes investigating major crimes, documenting and collecting evidence, maintaining security of crime scenes, analyzing crime scenes, conducting background investigations, and other related duties.


This job family consists of six levels which are distinguished by the complexity of job assignments, expertise required to complete assigned duties, level of experience and degree of responsibility and accountability for providing leadership and direction to others.

Level III:     
This is the specialist level where employees are assigned a high level of responsibility and accountability for independently coordinating and conducting a broad range of complex major cases and highly specialized criminal investigations of a diverse type and nature .  Responsibilities may also include serving as a field training officer for trainee-level agents; organizing and coordinating multi-jurisdictional task force investigations; functioning as a resident agent; and providing specialized assistance such as firearms or self-defense instruction, LEDT instruction, digital evidence analysis, aerial surveillance as an aircraft pilot, polygraph examination,  electronic surveillance; and temporarily performing limited supervisory duties in a relief capacity during the absence of the supervisor.


Level III:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level are those contained in Title 74 O.S. Section 150.8A:  “An Agent, at the time of appointment to the Bureau, shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and shall possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university" and two years of law enforcement experience with a governmental law enforcement agency and must be a certified CLEET peace officer or possess a certification by reciprocity agreement from another state PLUS three (3) years of professional experience in conducting criminal investigations for a governmental law enforcement agency.

NOTE:  Professional experience in conducting criminal investigations for a government law enforcement agency must have been the primary full time job responsibility to be considered as qualifying.  Incidental performance of professional criminal investigative work shall not be considered qualifying.  Experience as a forensic laboratory  criminalist, analyst or examiner shall not be considered qualifying.


Applicants must possess the ability and willingness to perform job-related travel; willingness to carry a firearm and use deadly force or less-than-lethal force as required; have and maintain physical and mental stamina to perform the work and willingness to accept the physical discomforts or dangers inherent in the work; ability to successfully complete any necessary training and certification required by the agency; be willing to be on call twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week; be willing to travel frequently and be away from home for extended periods of time; be willing to transfer where and when needed and to accept assignments anywhere in the state; pass a thorough character and background investigation; and successfully pass a polygraph examination, a drug screen, and a psychological evaluation.  Subsequent to an offer of employment, may be required by the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System and/or by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to satisfy  medical examination and/or physical fitness testing standards or requirements.

The federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 contained an amendment of the federal Gun Control Act of 1968.  This amendment addresses misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.  Applicants must be able to satisfy the limitations contained in this federal law.

Some positions at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation must posses a commercial pilot’s license with a commercial/instrument rating, have a total pilot flight time of 500 hours, 50 hours in a model used by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and pass a class 2 flight physical.

Some positions may require possession of education/experience/training as required by current Oklahoma Statutes or approved selective qualifications.

Qualifying criminal investigative experience gained while in the military must have been in the GS-1811 series.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

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