- Age: 18
- Education: High School Diploma
- Experience: Former or retired law enforcement
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES (KSA's): KNOWLEDGE of: Arizona law related to special victims, forensics, homicide, domestic violence, missing persons or a closely related law enforcement unit; multi-disciplinary approach, including Child and Family Advocacy Centers; child welfare practices; policy pertaining to abuse and neglect of children; conducting high profile, complex and sensitive investigations. SKILLS in: working with the public-public relations; conducting interviews with children and family members; training investigative techniques and approaches with families and children; identifying criminal or neglect and abuse in an investigation; verbal and written communication; preparing reports; working with diverse groups and individuals; training staff in investigative techniques. ABILITY to: conduct a high profile, complex and sensitive investigations; identify and analyze highly confrontational situations and resolve; testify in court; document investigations; recognize issues/concerns at the inception and take appropriate action; share and enhance the understanding of investigative techniques; demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution.
SPECIAL/SELECTION FACTOR: At the time of appointment, candidates must possess a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of Arizona. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment. Must comply with the Fingerprint requirements of Section 41-1968
PREFERRED/IDEAL CANDIDATE: Former or retired law enforcement experience; should possess a law enforcement background specializing in crimes against children and child abuse investigations and experience supervising child abuse and sex crimes investigations; a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five years of satisfactory full time experience in the field of law enforcement; at least three years of this experience must have been obtained while working in sex crimes, child crimes, forensics, homicide, domestic violence, missing persons or a closely related law enforcement unit, or two years of post-high school education and at least three years of the above experience, including at least two years obtained while working in a listed specialized unit.
TO APPLY, go to www.azstatejobs.gov. Select the Search for Jobs button. Type in keyword DES, find and select Child Welfare Investigative Specialist job title and click Search button. Select the job title, scroll to the bottom of the screen and apply.