Utah Office of the Attorney General – Salt Lake City, UT

Special Agent – ICAC

Not Digital Forensic Specific

Closing: 3/5/2020

Job Description

The Utah Office of the Attorney General has an immediate opening for a Special Agent in the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit of its Investigations division. This is an entry level position until the successful candidate completes a one year probationary period.

Incumbent may be assigned in accordance with the needs of the division. A commitment to work in any investigative unit within the division is a condition of continuing employment. These units include the Special Investigations & Public Corruption Unit (SIPCU),Statewide Enforcement of Crimes of Undocumented Residents (SECURE) Strike Force, Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI), and/or the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). Some assignments require investigations of the trafficking and production of explicit sexual images, including graphic and explicit child pornography. Such assignments require viewing of child pornography.

Incumbent works closely with and in support of Attorney General prosecutors and performs a full range of investigative assignments. Incumbent must be a POST certified law enforcement officer with demonstrated ability to investigate complex cases. 

Most assignments include irregular hours, night and occasional weekend assignments. Overtime work could be mandatory. Travel is required throughout the State.Example of Duties

  • Enforces laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Conducts investigations into allegations of a variety of inappropriate activities, rules infractions or illegal actions.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines, etc.
  • Receives, researches and responds to incoming questions or complaints; provides information, explains policy and procedures, and/or facilitates a resolution.
  • Maintains detailed inspection or investigation records, prepares reports, and attends to other related administrative requirements.
  • Acts as an expert witness. Gives testimony and /or recommendations in court cases and/or hearings.
  • Coordinates program activities, services, and/or program implementation with private providers, other governmental entities, program users, etc.
  • Coordinates training, lesson development, and curriculum.

Typical Qualifications

(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

  • POST certified in Utah as a law enforcement officer
  • use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
  • use case management software systems
  • use computer relational database software
  • provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony
  • experience and competence in conducting training and developing training curriculum
  • deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • agency, professional and/or industry standards and practices
  • interviewing techniques
  • investigative techniques and processes
  • civil and criminal justice laws
  • applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures
  • legal processes and procedures
  • speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • organize information in a clear and concise manner
  • read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
  • compose and produce reports, documents and related material
  • communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
  • develop and maintain applicable professional contacts, resources and /or networks
  • principles, theories, and practices of law enforcement
  • coordinate the activities or tasks of people, groups and/or organization(s)
  • agency and community resources and services

 Supplemental Information

  • Job requires POST certification; Peace Officer Standards Training in Utah.
  • Applicants must pass a background check.
  • Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. working at great heights, working in extreme outdoor weather conditions, being subject to possible physical attack, etc.
  • The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas, defending oneself and/or others against physical attack.
  • Valid driver license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA53-3-202(1)(a).