Work for Indiana
Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.
About the Department of Child Services:
DCS protects children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers child support, child protection, adoption and foster care throughout the State of Indiana.
Mission: The Indiana Department of Child Services engages with families and collaborates with state, local and community partners to protect children from abuse and neglect and to provide child support services.
Vision: Indiana children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.
Values: Respect, Prevention, Safety, Stability, Permanency, Responsibility, Accountability, Continuous Improvement
The minimum salary for this position is $37,778. Additional compensation may be commensurate with education and experience.
About the Job:
The DCS Fusion Center Investigator assists the DCS Investigators by providing information to locate parents (including absent fathers), relatives and any other person (over 18 years of age) who is a possible connection/person of interest at the onset of a case as well as any time during the life of a case for a child. This requires complex, challenging, and time-consuming investigative work. This position is also responsible to perform analytical tasks on criminal intelligence for the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center.
What You'll Do:The essential functions of this role are as follows:
Utilize a variety of internet search tools (i.e., Accurint, White Pages, Public Records Now, etc.) social media, public records, and other databases (court records, BMV, child support) to identify and locate absent parents, relatives or other involved individuals.
Complete initial searches for parents, relatives or other individuals in new cases as well as any time during the life of a case.
Complete searches for parents who are unable to be located during an assessment or on-going case.
Provide pertinent information to FCM’s for ADI use and testify in court if necessary.
Complete searches for out of state criminal or child welfare history.
Provide information to DCS attorneys in instances where there have been unsuccessful attempts to provide notice for CHINS/TPR.
Complete searches and provide information involving youth in runaway status and DCS care.
Verify, when possible, no contact orders when child safety is at stake.
Verify and obtain, when possible, birth records and death records.
Collate and evaluate information from reports.
Subject information to correlation and analysis in order to discern patterns, recurring events, identities, and activities or criminal groups and their members.
Perform background intelligence checks for various agencies.
Handle and monitor incoming and outgoing mail.
Annual evaluation of intelligence files which includes reviewing and either updating or purging of the documents.
Perform special project assignments for user agencies.
Examine raw data in order to assemble it into a focused collection of information to be used for investigative leads or for court proceedings.
Assemble information and/or intelligence of various crime in order to produce visual aids charts; bar graphs; telephone analysis; calendar, flow and organizational charts, etc.).
Draft and disseminate information through written and oral presentations.
Prepare criminal bulletins for printing and dissemination to authorized agencies.
Code/enter data into the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center computer databases/files.
Perform computerized analysis of data, generate statistics, and compose reports.
Assist with routine administrative activities when required.
Other duties as approved by Permanency and Practice Support Management and the Director of the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
What You'll Need to Succeed:
A minimum of 5 years Law Enforcement experience, other Law Enforcement Agent experience, Military Criminal Investigation experience, or a combination of any of the 3 equivalent to 5 years.
Demonstrate experience in utilizing internet search engines, social media, and other person search databases to successfully locate people.
Experience in utilizing a variety of media, such as computer databases, social media, telephones, public records, court systems/records, and the Internet in order to gather information.
Working knowledge of computers and the operation of investigative software programs.
Ability to operate and maintain office equipment to include computers, copy machine and facsimile.
Knowledge of state and/or federal laws, regulations, guidelines and standards affecting child protection services, foster care, family preservation, adoption and criminal intelligence.
Ability to travel throughout the state and country as needed.
Must be able to access input and retrieve information utilizing computer.
Must be able to organize, file and retrieve information.
Must be able to perform analysis and interpret criminal intelligence information.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision, prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Ability to prepare clear and accurate reports.
Ability to communicate articulately for court testimony.
Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
Required to maintain a valid drivers’ license and appropriate automobile insurance coverage at all times.
Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
New Parent Leave
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer