Special Agent, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)
ICAC, but not forensic specific!
Office of the Kansas Attorney General
The Office of the Kansas Attorney General (OAG) is an organization that values individuals who strive to work in a team environment, where a positive attitude and willingness to assist others is critical. We seek to hire individuals who exemplify the highest standards of integrity, efficiency and professionalism. You should be well-organized, self-motivated, and punctual. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, strong work ethic and superb team building ethos are required.
The Office of the Kansas Attorney General (OAG) is accepting applications to fill a Special Agent (Commissioned Law Enforcement) position to be assigned to the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which is a coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children. The position will be embedded inside the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) in Topeka, Kansas.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Under supervision of the Deputy Attorney General and the Special Agent in Charge in the Criminal Litigation Division and of the Task Force command staff, the Special Agent will perform duties to include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Detect individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children
- Investigate individuals who hide behind the cover of technology to mask their identity when exploiting children on the Internet
- Examine seized digital evidence with computer forensic tools
- Monitor and identify possible suspects using a strong working knowledge of child predator behavior, criminal investigative procedures, and documents evidence or findings
- Responsible for reporting requirements for the Task Force in a timely manner
- Provide data to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to assist in database development of known child pornography and the identification of child exploitation victims
- Perform general law enforcement duties: investigate crime through interviews of suspects, collect and preserve evidence, process crime scenes, prepare reports on information gathered from potential witnesses and suspects, testify as a witness in court proceedings resulting from investigations
- Prepare, coordinate and execute search warrants, including acting as the affiant in search warrant proceedings, as necessary
- Detain and arrest offenders by use of appropriate force up to and including deadly force; intervene in physical confrontations; evaluate and restrain emotionally disturbed and suicidal subjects
- Apprehend persons involved in the sexual exploitation of children involving individuals with high levels of specialized training, education and technical equipment to defeat detection by law enforcement. This includes individuals who suffer from psychological issues such as suicidal and homicidal tendencies.
- Organize investigations for the presentation of those investigations to county, state and federal prosecutors, and act as case agent assisting prosecutors during the course of the prosecution of offenders
- Maintain a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and working relationship with the department supervisor and departmental employees, other taskforce employees, elected officials and the public
- Participate in nationally coordinated investigations with other State ICAC investigators
- Coordinate community awareness education regarding Internet safety issues with community members, schools, and other organizations
- Organize and conduct meetings and trainings for other law enforcement and community members within the investigative area of responsibility
Assist or advise other law enforcement agencies with questions relating to child exploitation crime
Additional duties may be added at any time. This announcement does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed. We would expect you to follow other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested.
- Graduate from a high school accredited by the Kansas state board of education or the appropriate accrediting agency of another state jurisdiction or have obtained the equivalent of a high school education
Licensing & Certification
- Currently or previously certified as a commissioned law enforcement officer in Kansas or in another state. To be or become certified by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (KS-CPOST) this includes, among other requirements, that the candidate must:
- be a United States citizen and at least 21 years of age
- have graduated from a high school accredited by the Kansas state board of education or the appropriate accrediting agency of another state jurisdiction or have obtained the equivalent of a high school education as defined by rules and regulations of the Commission
- be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the public trust in the applicant as a police officer or law enforcement officer
- not have been convicted of a crime that would constitute a felony under the laws of the state, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a misdemeanor offense that the Commission determines reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness, integrity or competence of the applicant as define by rules and regulations of the Commission
As used in this section, “conviction” includes rendering of judgment by a military court martial pursuant to the uniform code of military justice, by a court of the United States or by a court of competent jurisdiction in any state, whether or not expunged; and any diversion agreement entered into for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and any diversion agreement entered into on or after July 1, 1995, for a felony.
- A valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State
- A minimum of three (3) years of commissioned law enforcement experience
- Able to effectively testify in court. Therefore, applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in background in order to be eligible for hire.
- Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat
- Familiarity with mobile device software to include the ability to use a smartphone
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in criminal justice, business administration, or related field(s)
- Preference will be given to candidates with two (2) years of felony-level investigative experience
- Preference will be given to candidates with digital/Internet investigative skills and demonstrate an understanding of ICAC and its mission.
- Familiarity with electronic case management system
Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements
- As a condition of employment, candidate(s) are subject to a pre-employment screening process to include a drug screening test, physical examination, psychological testing, fingerprint and name-based criminal history records check and reference/background check of past and present employers. The pre-employment screening process will be waived for current OAG personnel who have previously completed the screening requirements.
- In this position you would be authorized access to private information to the extent necessary to perform the assigned duties. Employees of the OAG are required to protect against unauthorized access to such information, ensure the security and privacy of such information, and disclose any anticipated threats or hazards to such information. Employees must be very careful not to release this information to the public or to other individuals, including but not limited to OAG employees who have not been authorized or who do not have a legitimate organizational, departmental, or business need to know. Any questions regarding release of such information to another person should be directed to the employee’s supervisor.