Full Job Description
The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) employs approximately 1,600 hard-working and dedicated employees throughout Colorado. We can be seen performing functions as varied as auditing and collecting taxes, issuing driver licenses and motor vehicle titles, marketing lottery products, enforcing liquor laws, and regulating gaming, horse racing, marijuana, and the auto industry and assisting the citizens of our state.
To empower businesses and individuals through quality customer service, innovation and collaboration.
To become a trusted partner to every Coloradan to help them navigate the complexities of government so they can thrive.
The Department of Revenue offers 10 paid holidays per year, paid vacation and sick leave, discounted RTD Eco-Pass, BenefitHub program (discounted merchandise, food and travel, etc), CafeWell, employee wellness program and a great benefit package.
Description of Job
This position is located in the Colorado Springs Field office of the Auto Industry Division of the Specialized Business Group.
The purpose of the Auto Industry Division is to processing license applications and collect fees, conduct background investigations of applicants. In addition, this work unit is tasked with criminal and administrative investigations of a licensees alleged to have violated statutes and regulations concerning various types of consumer/public harm. This position will also aid in compliance efforts of the regulated community by conducting compliance investigations as well as providing educational services to licensees and the public.
As a Criminal Investigator I, this position is responsible for performing duties as a peace officer tasked with investigating and enforcing Colorado Revised Criminal Statutes. This position will be tasked with the following:
CRIMINAL & REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT
Plans and conducts investigations of criminal activity involving motor vehicle and/or powersports manufacturers, motor vehicle and/or powersports dealers, motor vehicle and powersports salespersons, and individuals selling motor vehicles or powersports without a license.
Investigates alleged violations of local, state and federal statutes, rules and regulations.
Investigates activities involving organized crime activities, conspiracy, complex securities fraud, criminal impersonation, theft, defrauding secured creditor(s), forgery, perjury, odometer fraud, salvage fraud, complex title fraud, illegal motor vehicle sales by perpetrator(s) acting on their own or in an organized crime effort.
Applies investigative techniques used in obtaining evidence, documents, financial records, statements, etc. and analyzing the evidence to determine a plan for conducting the investigation and alternatives available for prosecution of the perpetrator(s).
Conducts extensive interviews to include dealership personnel, reviewing hundreds of documents and may result in the issuance of subpoenas or search warrants.
Based on the analysis of the evidence, the Investigator will determine and recommend the most appropriate avenue(s) for prosecution and/or adjudication of the persons involved.
Prepares comprehensive detailed investigative reports. The report includes the who, what, where, why and how of the facts in the case. The report also includes witness statements, interviews, and witness lists/contacts.
Inspections are a necessary and regular function of the Auto Industry Division, as well as an investigative tool used to gather additional information.
Conducts inspections on licensed dealers to include the analysis of financial records, payroll records, temporary registration permits, sales files, etc.
Determines compliance with applicable law and regulations.
This position recommends the proper course of action should violations be found.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, criminology, criminal justice, criminalistics, political science, police science, law enforcement, law, psychology, sociology or any related field
One (1) year of full-time professional investigative experience
Criminal Investigative experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must possess a valid Colorado driver's license
Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification is required (active and valid at the time of application).
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS and COMPETENCIES The following preferred experience(s), competencies and abilities are highly desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting the successful candidate:
Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders with competing interests.
Those candidates that possess more than the minimum requirement of one (1) years' experience performing professional investigative and/or compliance job duties in a regulatory environment are strongly encouraged to apply.
Outstanding candidates will have recent experience with: criminal investigations,interpreting and applying statutes, and researching databases.
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
CONDITIONS of EMPLOYMENT
Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license (at the time of application).
Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check.
Must pass a pre-employment Physical and Psychological evaluation.
Applicants must be willing to work nights, rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and maintain on-call status while off-duty for emergency and supervisory response.
Maintains proficiency and qualification with firearms and other defensive equipment assigned and as required by Colorado P.O.S.T.
Attends all DOR compliance training modules..
Certify and maintain certification in arrest control techniques
Applicants must be willing and able to perform heavy lifting, carrying, or otherwise moving objects, occasionally up to 100 pounds
CDOR Special Requirements
1. As a condition of employment with the Colorado Department of Revenue, a requirement exists that all personnel timely file all necessary Colorado Individual Income Tax (CIIT) returns and timely pay tax obligations. As such, all employees must undergo a pre-employment evaluation of their tax records/accounts to ensure compliance with this policy.
2. Employees are in a position of public trust in the performance of their job duties and must operate in a manner that maintains the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and public confidence. All job finalists require successful completion of a background investigation and reference check prior to appointment. Background checks may include national criminal, financial, traffic, civil, education, and/or experience checks or any other checks related to the job assignment. Fingerprint background checks and pre-employment drug testing may also be required for some positions.
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. However, if NOT applying online, applications from Department of Revenue employees may be faxed to 303-866-3718.
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, and INCLUSION COMPLIANCE
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment Guidelines for EDI Compliance for Job Announcements in CO-Jobs Prepared by: Department of Personnel & Administration Division of Human Resources, Consulting Services Page 1 of 3 January 29, 2020 opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
The Colorado Department of Revenue is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Jacqueline Brown-Tremble at firstname.lastname@example.org
All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail. Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. Exam information or notification will take place via email; check your email frequently. Please include your current e-mail address on your application and set up your e-mail to accept messages from "state.co.us" and "email@example.com" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.
Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDOR Application for Announced Vacancy (Submit online using the link in this announcement)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (Submit online as part of your application)
3) A chronological resume (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)
4) A Cover Letter with a Written Narrative. The written narrative should describe your interest in this position and specifically how your education, abilities, skills and experience relate to the requirements, responsibilities and competencies listed in the job announcement. (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS:
Part of, or the entire comparative analysis for this position, may involve a review of the information submitted in the application material, including the answers to the supplemental questions. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of the application, the applicant describes the extent to which they possess the education, experience, competencies and background as they relate to the duties outlined in the job announcement, as well as the special and/or preferred qualifications. List your employment history starting with the most recent job, including part-time, temporary, and volunteer jobs. If more than one job was held with a given organization, list each job held as a separate period of employment. Under "Duties," describe clearly the tasks you performed and the nature of your supervisory, technical, or other responsibilities as they relate to the job for which you are applying. Be complete and specific in detailing of duties. Information must be accurate, including dates of employment. If it is found that information provided is falsified, you will not be considered for a job with the State of Colorado and/or may be removed from a job after hire. "See resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of a properly competed application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect the applicant's score and/or prevent them from competing in any subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. Factors to be assessed are those outlined in the requirements, competencies, and preferred qualifications.
Years will be expressed in terms of full-time equivalent service with full-time workload equal to one (1) Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) year. No more than 1.00 FTE year may be credited in any twelve (12) month period. Positions working 40 hours or less per week will be pro-rated (30 hrs/wk=0.75 FTE=9 mos credit; 20 hrs/wk=0.5 FTE=6 mos credit; 10 hrs/wk=0.25 FTE=3 mos credit)