State of Arizona Special Investigator in PHOENIX, Arizona


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Enforcement and Compliance Division



3838 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012


[email protected]



Those with investigative experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Under the general supervision of the Special Investigator Supervisor, performs statewide, national, and at times international investigations of highly complex nature, working with a highly complex nature, working with a high degree of independence. Work involves:

  • Reviewing allegations, complaints or other information to determine whether administrative/criminal offenses may have been committed

  • Developing and implementing investigations and intelligence-gathering operational plans

  • Conducting investigations, including but not limited to: theft, fraud, embezzlement, forgery, conspiracy, fraudulent schemes, political corruption, computer fraud, identity theft, licensed and unlicensed automobile-dealer fraud, illegal licensed and unlicensed automobile-dealer activities, odometer fraud, title and registration fraud, driver license and identification card fraud, and other document fraud

  • Establishing professional working relationships with local, state and federal agencies which include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the US Attorney, the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC), and the Arizona Fraudulent Identification Task Force (AFIT)

  • Participating in anti-terrorism investigations initiated by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI

  • Performing in the capacity of certified Fraudulent Document Examiners to determine the authenticity of state, national, and international identification documents

  • Analyzing complex documents and records, including but not limited to: financial documents, vehicle ownership records, driver license records, statistical reports, employee activity-tracking reports, investigative material from other law enforcement agencies

  • Conducting and Interpreting complex computer data searches for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies that are unavailable to those agencies

  • Conferring with prosecuting attorneys regarding progress of investigations, quality of case files and evidence, drafts of subpoenas, warrants, etc.

  • Preparingaffidavitstoobtainsearchwarrants,arrestwarrants,wiretaps,physicalcharacteristiccourtorders

  • Servingsearchwarrantssubpoenas,courtorders,conductingsearches,seizingevidence,effectingarrests,andbookingsuspects

  • Interviewingvictims,witnessesandsuspectsinavarietyofinvestigations

  • Conductingundercoverinvestigations,includinginfiltratingandpenetratingcriminalorganizationor conspiratorialgroupsengagedinavarietyofcriminalactivity,includingbutnotlimitedto:whitecollarcrime,organizedcrime,politicalcorruption,titleandregistrationfraud,driver license/IDcardfraud,computerfraud,financialfraudandidentityfraudandidentitytheft

  • Managingmultipleinvestigationswhilepreparingcomplex andcomprehensiveinvestigatoryreports

  • Collecting,maintainingand preservingevidence

  • Testifyingincriminal,civilandadministrativeproceedingsatlocal,stateandfederallevels

  • OperatingStatevehicleswithemergencyequipment

  • Conductingcriticalincidentinvestigationsofofficer-involvedshootings

  • Issuingcriminalcitations,utilizingtheArizonaTrafficandComplaintforminusebyallArizonalawenforcementagencies

  • MaintainsPeaceOfficerstatusbycompletingrequiredperiodiccontinuousandproficiencytrainingasmandatedbyAZPOST

  • MaintainsfirearmsproficiencyasmandatedbyAZPOST

  • Provides specialized training, bothinternallyandexternally


This class is distinguishedfrom other investigatorclasses by its responsibilityforwriting affidavits to obtainwarrants forconducting court authorized searches, makingseizuresand arrests notlimited toagencyspecificviolations,and maybecalled upon to participate ininvestigationsoutsideof Arizona inconjunction withotherlawenforcement agencies and task forces. Case expertise requirementsincludeintricate knowledge referencetheinvestigationofdomesticandinternationalfinancial crimes, document crimes,identification theftandfraud, illegal enterprises,andorganized criminalsyndicates.


Knowledge of:

  • Criminal Laws applicable in the State of Arizona, particularly State, Federal and local laws concerning theft, fraud, forgery, computer fraud, fraudulent schemes, identity theft/fraud, political corruption, embezzlement
  • Experience applying methods, techniques, procedures and practices in criminal investigation, with knowledge specific to the investigation of theft, auto theft, fraud, forgery, computer fraud, fraudulent schemes, identity theft/fraud, political corruption, embezzlement, white- collar crime
  • Computer software, including but not limited to word-processing, spreadsheet, graphics, scanning, internet, ADOT/OIG specific software programs
  • Principles and practices of case management
  • Court procedures, practices, rules and traditions
  • Arizona Criminal Justice Information System policies, procedures, guidelines and system

Skills in:

  • Applying methods and techniques of undercover law enforcement work and surveillance
  • Communicating professionally and diplomatically, under difficult an even contentious circumstances
  • Interviewing and interrogation techniques which provide positive results pursuant to contact with victims, witnesses and suspects

Ability to:

  • Properlyinterpretandapplylawsofarrest

  • Controlbehaviorunderunusuallydifficultanddangerouscircumstances

  • Workaspartofateamofinvestigators,bothwithintheagencyandwithotheragencies(requiringinterpersonalskills)

  • Usecomputingandcommunications(telephone,two-wayradios,fax,etc.)equipment

  • Applysoundjudgment

  • Workindependently

  • Safelyhandleandaccuratelydischargeafirearm

  • Applysoundjudgmentduringsituationsthatmayrequiretheuseofdeadlyforce

  • Safelydriveamotorizedvehicleinroutineandemergencysituations

  • Travel,includingstate,interstateandinternationalthatmayincludeovernightstay


Experience, education and training in law enforcement/criminal justice environment and course work resulting in full authority Peace Officer Certification as mandated by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST)


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

  • Accrued vacation pay and sick days

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Deferred compensation plan

  • Wellness plans

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Peace Officer Certification as mandated by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST).

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete page 5 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.12 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

ADOT supports a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of the Agency, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

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Post Date: 04/17/2018

Close Date: 04/24/2018


Location: PHOENIX

Salary: 52,328.00-0.00