Special Investigator I

Workplace Alaska - Fairbanks, AK

Full-time$5,300 a month
This recruitment is open to all applicants.

The recruitment period for this vacancy has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied there is no need to reapply.

The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Division of Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office
is recruiting for a Special Investigator I to join our team.

Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
This position performs inspections and conducts compliance checks of establishments licensed to sell liquor and marijuana within the State, and assists and investigates violations of Title 04 (liquor laws), Title 17.38 and AS 11.71 (marijuana laws). Assignments require this position to possess a working knowledge of laws of arrest, search and seizure, service of legal process, and the rights of citizens. This position uses interviewing techniques and knowledge of the basic theories and concepts of human behavior and social organization in their day-to-day duty performance.

This position conducts investigations to detect or verify suspected violations; obtains information and evidence, records suspected violations; obtains information and evidence by investigation, observation and interviews; analyzes and evaluates the statements of witnesses or suspected violators. Interrogate and take statements from accused persons, witnesses, and others.

This position secures and prepares evidence in oral or written form; prepares correspondence, and considers all facts impartially and accurately. This position interacts with citizens, licensees, and public officials under conditions requiring the utmost intact and good judgment, and analyzes situations logically.

This position employs knowledge of the duties and functions of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies on a routine basis. This position is responsible for writing operations reports, preparing concise and complete documents of various types, and drafting accusations and criminal complaints. This position may also be required to transport prisoners to and from correctional institutions on behalf of the Alaska State Troopers.

Our successful candidate will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills and abilities. Please document your level of skill and/or experience with each item on this list in your separately attached professional cover letter. Applicants are not required to have experience in every area. If you do not have experience with a particular trait, simply say so:

Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Possesses the ability and/or has experience conducting training classes and other public speaking events on alcohol and marijuana laws for a variety of audience participants;
Demonstrated ability to deal with citizens and public officials under conditions requiring the utmost intact and good judgment;
Possess knowledge of investigation techniques and procedures, rules of evidence and court procedures;
Possess knowledge of principles of identification, preservation, and presentation of evidence;
Successful ability to interpret and comprehend statutes, regulations, policies and procedures;
Demonstrated ability and knowledge of report writing and preparing concise and complete reports;
Experience working with confidential information;
Demonstrated ability to conduct investigations and detect or verify suspected violations;
Demonstrated ability to testify in court relative to investigations which were personally accomplished;
Knowledge of laws of arrests, search, and seizures;
Ability to conduct duties of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies;
Must be proficient in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook and proficient with video and audio recording devices;
Ability to safely transport prisoners from rural communities on behalf of the Alaska State Troopers;
Must be willing and able to travel to remote areas of the State by motor vehicle, All Terrain vehicles (ATV), snow machine and small aircraft;
Prior law enforcement experience in Alaska, or in another state;
Experience using APSIN (Alaska Public Safety Information Network) is preferred; and
Experience using ARMS (Alaska Report Management System) is preferred.

If you believe you would be a good fit for this position, we encourage you to apply.

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Our mission: Promote a healthy economy, strong communities and protect consumers in Alaska.

More information about our department may be found on our website at http://commerce.alaska.gov

Four years advanced-level investigative work experience performing duties such as locating and gathering information, evidence and/or testimony to be used in civil or criminal proceedings, administrative actions, or governmentally regulated activities which included preparing reports in support of attorneys or agencies engaged in administrative adjudication, and/or detecting and verify suspected fraud, licensing violations, and other violations of state law.


Four years of full-time law enforcement experience.

Special Note:
An Alaska Driver's License is required.

Applicants applying for a position in the AMCO must meet the requirements for commission as a Special Officer with the State of Alaska as a condition of hire.

Upon appointment applicants applying for a position in the DEC Environmental Crimes Unit must meet the requirements to be Commissioned as a State of Alaska Peace Officer as designated under Alaska Statute 46.03.890.

Applicants must pass a background investigation, which includes a criminal record check for conviction of felony or misdemeanor crimes, as a prerequisite to employment.

Please attach a separate, professional cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting.

Your cover letter should:
Be professionally written and include proper format, grammar, spelling and punctuation;
Include a bullet point response to how your education or work experience meet the desired knowledge, skills and abilities as listed above; and
Also, address how you meet the minimum qualifications.
Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. If you do not attach a separate, professional cover letter, you will not move on to the interview phase.

Your professional cover letter will also be used as a writing sample.

Documents to be Attached to the Application:
A professional cover letter, completed per the instructions above;
Copies of your most recent three (3) evaluations (or you can bring to the interview, if selected); and
Three (3) professional references who have had supervisory responsibility over you along with their daytime contact phone numbers (or you can bring to the interview, if selected).

Documents Needed at the Time of Interview:
If you are selected to advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process, you must provide the following at the time of the interview (if not already attached to your application):
Copies of your most recent three (3) evaluations; and
Three (3) professional references who have had supervisory responsibility over you along with their daytime contact phone numbers.

Special Requirement of this Position:
Due to the nature of this position, applicants must be 21 years of age or older to qualify; must have a valid Alaska Driver's license; and will be subject to a psychological evaluation and medical examination as a condition of hire;
This position requires a security clearance to access APSIN (Alaska Public Safety Information Network) and ARMS (Alaska Report Management System);
This is an armed position requiring a Special Officer Commission from the Department of Public Safety. Individuals with any criminal conviction which prohibits the possession or use of a firearm, or access to APSIN or ARMS need not apply;
Must meet Alaska Police Standards Council requirements for certification as a police officer as a condition of hire;
Travel to remote areas of the State by motor vehicle, ATV, snow machine and small aircraft may be necessary in a variety of weather conditions. This position may be required to operate vehicles such as snow machines, or ATVs while in rural communities; and
This position is also subject to exposure of tobacco and/or marijuana smoke filled environments, and may have contact with inebriated or hostile individuals.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts must be attached at the time the application is submitted.

Work Experience:
If using work experience in order to meet the minimum qualifications of the position and it is not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

Multiple Vacancies:
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

EEO Statement:
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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If you have specific questions regarding the position, please contact the hiring manager directly:

Hiring manager: James Hoelscher
Phone number: (907) 269-0350
Email address: james.hoelscher@alaska.gov