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Investigator II

Office of the State Attorney 20th Judicial Circuit - Fort Myers, Florida

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$37,680.00 annual
Top Pay:
$76,003.00 annual

Job Description

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Conduct interviews with a wide range of persons. Secures documentary physical evidence. Takes sworn statements. Conducts physical surveillance. Prepares prospective summary reports. Assists prosecutors in preparation and presentation of criminal cases. Obtains and serves warrants and subpoenas and makes arrests. REQUIRED ENTRY-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to work in dangerous and stressful situations; to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; to deal with individuals critical situations in an effective manner; to gather and preserve evidence; to describe facts and events accurately; to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to analyze and interpret data; to effectively interview suspects, complainants and witnesses.

Additional Information

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Florida Statute 943 requires that any person employed in this class must:
  1. Be at least 19 years of age.
  2. Be a citizen of the United States, notwithstanding any laws of the State to the contrary.
  3. Be a high school graduate or its equivalent as the term may be determined by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission of the Department of Law Enforcement.
  4. Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, nor have received a dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
  5. Have his/her processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency.
  6. Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician, based on specifications established by the Commission.
  7. Have a good moral character as defined by Administrative Code 11B-27-0011, by a background investigation under procedures established by the Commission.
Possess a current certificate of compliance for basic employment certification issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. If the employee does not hold a current certificate of compliance issued by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission at the time of appointment to a position in this class, the individual must be appointed in accordance with the Florida State Statute and obtain the certificate of compliance within 90 consecutive days following such appointment.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : Any
  • Education: : High School
  • Experience: : 5-7 Years Criminal Investigations
STARTING SALARY: $38,000.00 to $42,000.00 ONLY APPLICANTS WITH A CURRENT FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION OR WHO ARE EQUIVALENCY OF TRAINING (EOT) ELIGIBLE WITH FIVE (5) YEARS OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE AND ONE (1) YEAR OF FINANCIAL CRIMES INVESTIGATION EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED. A college degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one (1) year of the required criminal investigative experience. Special preference will be given to applicants who hold or have been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner or prevalent experience in financial auditing or financial investigations. This position requires the successful completion of the following: a background investigation, including fingerprinting, polygraph, and urine drug test as a condition of employment.

Contact Informaton

Kevin Smith

Office of the State Attorney 20th Judicial Circuit
PO Box 399
Fort Myers, Florida 33902
phone: 239-533-1111

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