Louisiana Office of State Police – Baton Rouge, LA

Investigative Specialist-Technical

Supplemental Information

This vacancy is located in the Investigative Specialist Section in the Office of State Police located in East Baton Rouge Parish.  This posting may be used to fill position# 50565303.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.  Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online.
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.
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.


Application Status Message–What it Means Application received – Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score – We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Written Exam – See History – Click on the History link for test results.  Candidates with an active, passing score will designate as “Pass”.  Candidates with a failure on the written exam designate as “Fail”.  If no information is present, you have no present written exam results.

Evaluating experience – Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as “Pass”.  Failing candidates will designate as “Fail”.

Eligible for consideration – You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review – Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review – Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.  You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled – Someone has been selected for the position.

Position cancelled – The agency has decided not to fill the position. 
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.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers(Download PDF reader)and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  

(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at www.jobs.la.gov).Qualifications

A baccalaureate degree plus one year of experience involved in cyber security, cybercrime investigation, or financial crime investigations. 

Two years of experience in law enforcement, investigatory work, cybersecurity work, intelligence work, or military intelligence work will substitute for the baccalaureate degree. 

Must be eighteen years old at time of application.

An applicant will be disqualified if he or she has been convicted of a felony or if there are any indictments or bills of information pending against him or her in which felony charges are included; or if he or she has been convicted within the past three years of hit and run or driving while intoxicated.

A drug screen will be administered prior to employment.

May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license at the time of appointment.

Must be able to obtain Federal Government security clearances for access to classified information.

NOTE: 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 Commission of Higher Education; 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.Job Concepts

To serve as a technical subject matter expert in conducting research and investigations in order to identify criminal activities.


Broad oversight from lead investigative staff. This may involve direction from a supervisor at a lower pay level.

May exercise functional supervision on a project basis.

The Department of Public Safety and Corrections – Public Safety Services, Office of State Police. Other locations may be approved by SCS.

Differs from other investigative jobs by the presence of responsibility for applying advanced technical techniques in the support of law enforcement activities.Examples of Work


Supports highly sensitive or complex investigations requiring the application of advanced computer forensic techniques, knowledge of complex financial systems, and/or other methodologies of similar technical complexity. 

Reviews and analyzes evidence from computers, computer systems, or computer networks.

Provides technical advice on procedures to be employed and offers interpretations and opinions relative to examination of findings.

Supports investigations of multi-defendant conspiracies involving complex financial cybercrimes.

Supports investigations into the illegal laundering of monies derived from criminal enterprises, such as narcotics trafficking.

Provides expert analytical and investigative case support regarding technical financial transactions.

Supports investigations into the illegal network intrusions derived from the compromising of a computer, a computer system or network, or database breach.

Consults on a statewide basis with prosecutors and other law enforcement officials relative to criminal matters being handled directly by their offices; may be assigned to a federal cyber or financial task force with a law enforcement purpose.

Conducts multi-agency meetings with commissioned officers and civilian personnel of law enforcement agencies on methodologies of investigating either financial or cybercrimes.

Assesses new software and hardware technologies; designs processes and may provide technical guidance for the purpose of technology integration into criminal investigative functions.

May provide instruction in the use of new hardware or software for law enforcement purposes.