Special Agent (Internet Crimes Against Children)
ICAC – Not forensic specific
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Special Investigations Section is seeking a Special Agent. The position will be assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force in Tucson. As a Special Agent, the position will:
1. Conduct interviews of victims, witnesses, investigative leads, and suspects.
2. Properly collect, process, control, and analyze evidence.
3. Prepare clear, concise, grammatically correct, and detailed written reports to document all aspects of the investigation.
4. Communicate regularly and effectively with prosecutors and provide courtroom/Grand Jury testimony as needed.
5. Be able to physically control a suspect and be prepared and able to use deadly force if necessary.
6. Provide support to other AGO employees and perform administrative tasks as needed.
7. Be safety conscious and use proper work methods by following standard police policies and procedures.
8. Maintain proficiency with a firearm and maintain AZPOST peace officer certification.
9. Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
The duties and responsibilities of the ICAC SA include searching for possible violations through the internet, analyzing complaints and allegations, gathering facts, information and evidence needed to prove or disprove allegations of wrongdoing; interrogating suspects, interviewing witnesses, reconstructing crime scenes, searching for physical evidence and cultivating informants; maintaining surveillance, doing undercover work, preparing search warrants, assuring that the evidence is properly handled, making proper arrests; and performing other related duties as assigned. The position will also be required to:
1. Investigate Internet / computer crime complaints related to child exploitation, or other investigations as assigned, in a timely and complete manner.
2. Respond to Internet Enforcement Requests within three working days of assignment, and meet with your supervisor every thirty days to discuss your progress on the requests that have not been reported on a formal Departmental Report.
3. Regularly meet with your supervisor for the express purpose of discussing your progress regarding PMG duties and goals.
4. Maintain compliance with ICAC Task Force policies and other applicable operating directives.
5. When an investigation involves other agencies, an undercover meeting with a suspect in the field, and/or whenever an arrest is predicted, submit a written operations plan to your supervisor prior to the operation.
6. Use computer software to conduct analysis of data found on the Internet, personal computers, servers, mobile phones/computers, and other storage devices, including all types of electronic files, emails, text messages, domain registration information, logs, and other technical data frequently encountered during criminal investigations.
7. After arrest and adjudication, prepare information releases on each of your defendants for distribution to the law enforcement community.
8. Using the Excel spreadsheet on the undercover case management database, complete the information pertaining to cases assigned to you by filling in the appropriate blanks as each investigation progresses.
As a Special Agent conducting felony investigations, operational considerations may require you to work varying hours, weekends, holidays, and respond after hours; agents can also be deployed to assist allied agencies in response to a critical incident that falls within the protocols of the National Incident Management System or the State of Arizona Mutual Aid protocols.
· Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
· Requires certification by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ P.O.S.T.). Applicants must be a certified Arizona peace officer in good standing or be eligible to obtain Arizona peace officer certification via the AZPOST waiver process within 90 days of hire date. To be eligible, a person must have previously served as a certified peace officer in Arizona, another state, or federal agency; must have completed basic and advanced training that demonstrates substantial comparability to the Arizona basic course; and must meet all of the minimum qualifications for certification as an Arizona Peace Officer. Refer to https://post.az.gov/certification-process/waiver-process for more information on the waiver process.
· As a Special Agent, the position will be expected to know and understand various Arizona criminal and civil statutes; the Arizona criminal justice system; rules of evidence; and tactics, procedures, and techniques for general investigations, searches, seizures, and arrests.
· As a Special Agent assigned to the ICAC TF, the position will be expected to independently perform criminal investigations of technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and internet crimes against children and have knowledge or a strong desire to learn the technical skills needed to extract investigative information from the Internet, computers, local area networks, e-mail, and social media.
· As a Special Agent, this position must have the skills to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds and education levels using both verbal and non-verbal communication skills; conduct effective interviews and interrogations; maintain strict compliance with chain-of-custody and evidence control procedures; prepare search/seizure warrant affidavits; safely plan and execute search/seizure warrants; safely make arrests; manage time and resources effectively; work effectively with team members including attorneys, forensic accountants, computer forensics experts, administrative staff, and other investigators; and maintain proficiency with a firearm.
· As a Special Agent assigned to the ICAC TF, this position must have the skills to interpret and apply complex state laws; and use a computer and software to prepare reports.
· Must demonstrate empathy and compassion.
· As a Special Agent, this position must have the ability to find, collect, preserve, and evaluate information to determine the validity of and relevance to the alleged violation(s). This position must demonstrate initiative, self-motivation, and determination to consistently advance investigations and bring them to a successful conclusion.
· Ability to work with Internet service providers, search engines such as Google, and social networking sites such as Facebook, requesting email and phone records.
· The ability to think logically and objectively, to analyze and evaluate facts, evidence and related information, and arrive at sound conclusions.
· Ability to use tact, discretion, and capacity for obtaining the cooperation and confidence of others.
Ideal Candidates will possess a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in law, computer science or engineering; or a Master’s degree in business administration plus: at least two years professional work experience, or possess one of the following credentials: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Ideally applicant will have a minimum of five years investigative experience.