Investigative Specialist 1/2

State of Louisiana Statewide, LA, LA
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November 27, 2022
State of Louisiana
Statewide, LA, LA
Vacancies for this posting are located in the Investigative Support Section for the Office of State Police and may be domiciled within any parish statewide as needed.  These positions may be used to fill a probational appointment or job appointment.

 As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Investigative Specialist 1 or an Investigative Specialist 2 on the level of experience of the selected applicant.  The maximum annual salary for the Investigative Specialist 2 is $68,099.00.

 The Investigative Specialist 1 (pay grade level AS-612) has a special entrance rate of $1,403.20/bi-weekly; $2,806.40/monthly.

 The Investigative Specialist 2 (pay grade level AS-613) has a special entrance rate of $1,490.40/bi-weekly; $2,980.80/monthly.

Please refer to the “Job Specifications” tab located at the top of the LA Careers “Current Job Opportunities page” for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

 Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy.  If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test here.

 **DPS doesn’t allow any testing exemptions for this position.

The Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Public Safety Services, is a State as a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment-related resources available for those with disabilities, refer to the Louisiana Employment Resource Guide.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online.

 For more information, please contact:

 Department of Public Safety
 ATTN: Human Resources/Kristin Garcia
 P.O. BOX 66614
 Baton Rouge, LA  70896
 Fax:  225-925-3970
 [email protected]

 Applications without the education and/or work experience sections completed will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Applicants with international degrees must provide an equivalency evaluation and a copy of their transcript at the time of application.  The equivalency evaluation and transcript can be attached to the electronic application, mailed, or faxed to (225) 925-3970.

Applications submitted without the above documents will not be considered.


To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.  Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process.  Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.  If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you have a disability and need a special accommodation.

All candidates for hire must undergo drug screening and additional background check(s).

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.

A baccalaureate degree.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience tosubstitute for the baccalaureate degree.
An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws are granted.
May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment.
Some positions may require that applicants reach their twenty-first birthday at time of application.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.Function of Work:
To support local, state, and federal criminal investigations by providing accurate, concise, and complete analysis of diversified criminal intelligence data in a timely manner which involves recording, evaluating, and classifying this data for retrieval purposes. To perform investigative work related to Gaming Operations.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from the Investigative Specialist Supervisor or other supervisory personnel.

Supervision Exercised:
May have functional supervision over industry employees.

Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety & Corrections, Office of State Police.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Investigative Specialist 2 by the presence of performing routine, but highly technical, analytical tasks.Requests, receives, compiles, and disseminates criminal intelligence data.

Completes routine field requests and gains proficiency in research, analytical, and system retrieval skills.

Assists an Investigative Specialist 2 or 3 in complex criminal investigations.

Performs background investigations of all applicants seeking approval by the Office of State Police, Gaming Enforcement Section and the Louisiana Gaming Control Board including gaming entities, employees, vendors, suppliers, etc.

Performs inspections of gaming operations and investigations into violations of statutes and administrative rules.

Performs review and analysis of contractual agreements and other legal documents involving applicants and approved persons and/or entities to include gaming internal control documents, management agreements, etc.

Conducts audits on Licensee gaming operators, employees, and vendor records.

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