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Investigator IV

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 6/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00004924

Job Description




This position works in the EnforcementDivision as a peace officer (Sergeant/Investigator) and performs complex(journey-level) investigative work. Work involves conducting administrative andcriminal investigations. Works under general supervision, with moderatelatitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  Position requires moderate travel (approximately 50%) paid by theagency.



Conductsinvestigations of alleged violations of Texas Administrative Code, TexasOccupations Code, and Penal Code as applicable to law enforcement and theagency's mission.


Inspectsrecords and investigates complaints


Determinewhether violations have occurred and whether criminal or administrative chargesare warranted.


Collectsand reviews evidence and data and conducts field investigations.


Contactsand interviews witnesses and complainants.


Reviewsand maintains evidence and documents for use in investigations.  Evaluates and summarizes investigativefindings.


Reviewsand analyzes records for compliance with laws and regulations.


Preparesrecords, correspondence, and reports and makes recommendations for action.


Preparescases for presentation and presents testimony and evidence at administrativehearings or criminal proceedings.


Providesinformation to a District Attorney for the issuance of subpoenas or searchwarrants to be served and arrests to be made. 


Examine,investigate, and analyze the business activities of regulated agencies andentities to ensure compliance with statutory standards and regulations.


Assistin the prosecution of cases filed by documenting and testifying


Assistsother law enforcement agencies


Reviewsinvestigative techniques and recommends improvements as appropriate. 


Mayconduct background and personal history investigations, reviews records, andverifies information.


Mayperform undercover or surveillance work regarding suspected violators.


Mayperform Homeland Security functions


Mayperform Executive Protection functions


Performsrelated work as assigned.



Experience and Education

Five years experience in law enforcement isrequired. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university withmajor course work in criminal justice or a related field is generallypreferred. Experience in addition to the required five years may be substitutedfor education on a one for one basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be able to multitask and handlestressful situations.

Must be able to meet deadlines and be teamoriented.

Knowledge of investigative principles,techniques, and procedures and of court procedures, practices, and rules ofevidence.

Skill in conducting investigations and takingwritten witness statements.

Skill in the operation of technical equipmentand detection devices, in mediation and negotiation, and in using a computerand applicable software, and in mediation and negotiation techniques.

Ability to conduct investigations; tointerpret and apply laws and regulations; to work with members of local, state,and federal agencies; to conduct interviews and gather facts; to evaluatefindings; to prepare reports; to testify in hearings and court proceedings; towork with members of local, state and federal agencies; to communicateeffectively; and to train others.

Registration, Certification, orLicensure

Must be currently licensed as a PeaceOfficer.

QUALIFICATIONS:(Experience, Education, Etc.)

  • Five years ofexperience within law enforcement as a commissioned officer.

  • Investigativeexperience is highly preferred.

  • Experienceconducting interrogations and taking written statements.

  • Graduation froman accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a fieldrelevant to the assignment is highly preferred. Experience in addition to therequired five years may be substituted for education on a one for one basis.

  • Currently licensedas a peace officer in the State of Texas and able to be commissioned as a peaceofficer.


    Note:  The following Military Occupation Specialty(MOS) codes are generally applicable to this position: 31B, 31D, 35L, 35M,311A, 31A, EOD, FC,GM, IS, MA, SB, SO, 181X, 182X, 642X,644X, 649X, 742X, 744X, 749X, IV, 401, 023, 024, 47, 84, INV, OAP12, OAP14,5813, 5819, 5821, 5822, 5805, 7596, 1NOX1, 3POX1, 75OX1, 13CX, 13DX, 14NX,31PX, 71SX, 31, 35, 58, 75, 1N, 3P, 13, 14, 71. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine ifminimum qualifications are met. Additional Military Crosswalk information canbe accessed at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/compensation/militarycrosswalk/mosc_inspectorsandinvestigators.pdf