Investigative specialist 1

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Agency: DOC-Adult Probation & Parole
Opening Date: Tue. 03/11/14
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 03/16/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $12.43 - $26.17 hourly
$2,155.00 - $4,536.00 monthly
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Promotion
Location: Minden,
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Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions
A baccalaureate degree.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience tosubstitute for the baccalaureate degree.
An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws are granted.
May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment.
Some positions may require that applicants reach their twenty-first birthday at time of application.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Supplemental Information:
If you arenot currently employedwith the Louisiana Division of Adult Probation and Parole, please do not apply for this position as your applicationwill notbe considered.
The selected employee may be required to serve a trial Detail period of up to 12 months prior to being permanently promoted.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for8100-Professional Level Examin order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicantswithoutcurrent test scores can apply to take the testhere.
within the PLE test series, an applicant who has obtained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an overall grade-point average (GPA) of3.5 or highermay be appointedprobationallyor byjob appointmentto anyprofessional leveljob for which possession of the baccalaureate degree alone is sufficient to meet the Minimum Qualifications. Applicants appointed under this rulemustmeet the full Minimum Qualifications including the required degree from an accredited college or university, as verified by official transcript.
If you selected option "I have a 3.5 GPA or higher for my baccalaureate degree. (Rule 22.8(c))" an original transcript must be provided attached to your application or fax over to by the closing date of this job posting.
Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application Status Message
What it Means
Application received
Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score
We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Evaluating experience
Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Eligible for consideration
You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Referred to hiring
for review
Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled
Someone has been selected for the position.
Position cancelled
The agency has decided not to fill the position.
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Desha P. Walden
Probation and Parole Human Resources
P.O. Box 94304, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304
Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To support local, state, and federal criminal investigations by providing accurate, concise, and complete analysis of diversified criminal intelligence data in a timely manner which involves recording, evaluating, and classifying this data for retrieval purposes. To perform investigative work related to Gaming Operations.
Level of Work:
Supervision Received:
General from the Investigative Specialist
or other supervisory personnel.
Supervision Exercised:
May have functional supervision over industry employees.
Location of Work:
Department of Public Safety & Corrections, Office of State Police.
Job Distinctions:
Differs from Investigative Specialist 2 by the presence of performing routine, but highly technical, analytical tasks.
Examples of Work:
Requests, receives, compiles, and disseminates criminal intelligence data.
Completes routine field requests and gains proficiency in research, analytical, and system retrieval skills.
Assists an Investigative Specialist 2 or 3 in complex criminal investigations.
Performs background investigations of all applicants seeking approval by the Office of State Police, Gaming Enforcement Section and the Louisiana Gaming Control Board including gaming entities, employees, vendors, suppliers, etc.
Performs inspections of gaming operations and investigations into violations of statutes and administrative rules.
Performs review and analysis of contractual agreements and other legal documents involving applicants and approved persons and/or entities to include gaming internal control documents, management agreements, etc.
Conducts audits on Licensee gaming operators, employees, and vendor records.

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