Fugitive Apprehension Agent

Office of Inspector General

Recruitment #220111-I17C-I02

Introduction

Office of Inspector General

Drug test required.

Salary: 
$3,379.48 - $4,674.00 monthly – Level I
 $3,604.38 - $5,108.92 monthly – Level II
  $3,941.81 - $5,619.75 monthly – Level III

This position may be filled at the alternate level of the JFD depending upon the qualifications of the applicant.

Once the position has been filled the office location will be determined. 

It This position will be located at Howard McLeod CC, Jackie Brannon CC, Mack Alford CC,  or Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

BASIC PURPOSE:
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing advanced level specialized investigations in order to locate, apprehend and return offenders who have escaped the custody of the Department of Corrections. Additional investigations include those related to criminal activities within state correctional facilities, administrative investigations concerning violations of policy by staff, and investigations of facilities to insure compliance with operational procedures concerning inmate security.
 
LEVEL DESCRIPTORS
Level I:
                                       
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing a full range of investigations concerning inmate escapes, various crimes, and administrative investigations of policy violations by staff in an assigned institution, facility or area.

Level II:
This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities for a full range of investigations and inspections related to solving crimes committed in a correctional facility, the apprehension of escapees, and violations of agency policies. Responsibilities may include providing training and assistance to new agents in the completion of various requirements. Employees at this level perform work on high profile cases of wide scope and that are complex in nature. Polygraph examinations are also conducted by employees assigned to this level within the Department of Corrections.

Level III:
This is the specialist level where employees serve as a subject matter expert in a specific area of investigations such as crime scene investigations, polygraph, cellular telephone forensics or computer forensics; responsible for more complex and difficult investigations and assignments.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Applicants must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license at time of appointment in order to perform necessary travel; have and maintain physical and mental stamina adequate to perform the work; be willing to be on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; be willing to travel frequently and be away from home for extended periods of time; be willing to transfer where needed and to accept assignment anywhere in the state; pass a rigid character and background investigation; and be willing to accept the physical discomforts and/or dangers inherent in the work.
Applicants will be subject to drug testing.

Fugitive Apprehension Agents shall meet the training and screening requirements conducted by the Department and certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training within twelve (12) months of employment. (57 O.S. 510)

No person who has been convicted of a nonviolent felony or crime involving moral turpitude and who has not received a full pardon from the proper authority, or who has been convicted of any other felony offense, is eligible for employment in this job classification. (70 O.S. 3311.E and 21 O.S. 1283.B)
No person who has received a verdict of guilty or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any offense required to register pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act is eligible for employment in this job classification. (57 O.S. 589.C)

No person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, who has not been pardoned for, or had the conviction expunged or set aside; or is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or the partner’s child or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner or the partner’s child in reasonable fear of bodily injury and includes a finding that the person is a credible threat; or who has been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the armed services is eligible for employment in this job classification. (18 U.S.C. 922)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:                                      
Requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree, including at least twenty-four hours in any combination of penology, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, education, police science or criminal justice administration AND one year of professional experience conducting criminal investigations for a city, county, state or federal government law enforcement entity; OR five (5) years' of experience as a correctional officer within a State of Privately owned correctional facility; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

Level II:
Requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree, including at least twenty-four hours in any combination of penology, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, education, police science or criminal justice administration AND three years of professional experience conducting criminal investigations for a city, county, state or federal government law enforcement entity; OR ten years’ experience as a correctional officer within a State or Privately owned correctional facility; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

Level III:
Requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree, including at least twenty-four hours in any combination of penology, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, education, police science or criminal justice administration AND five years of professional experience conducting criminal investigations for a city, county, state or federal government law enforcement entity; OR fifteen years’ experience as a correctional officer within a State or Privately owned correctional facility; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

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