Investigator-Human Trafficking Section
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- Attach a current Resume
- Cover Letter
- Attach "Department of Law Employment Application" (click link to obtain: http://law.georgia.gov/careers/application-forms)
- Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts
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The mission of the Department of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia by providing legal representation of the highest quality to the agencies, officers and employees of state government and by honorably and vigorously carrying out the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the Attorney General. The position filled through this announcement will serve in the Human Trafficking section of our Prosecution Division.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Investigator assists Senior Investigator in conducting human trafficking investigations with a focus on domestic minor sex trafficking.
- Assists criminal justice personnel, including, but not limited to: Analysts, Advocates and Prosecutors in conducting human trafficking investigations.
- Maintains and applies professional knowledge of current trends and developments related to work unit assignment.
- Position requires POST Certification.
- Responds to assignments and requests for assistance by reviewing documentation, conducting interviews of witnesses and suspects, and gathering intelligence information for human trafficking investigations.
- Assists in executing search warrants to obtain evidence of human trafficking. Assists in the identification and seizure of human trafficking evidence during the execution of on-site search warrants.
- Follows appropriate laws, guidelines, and policies in maintaining the chain of custody of evidence.
- Collects, reviews, and evaluates the necessary electronic evidence to identify and investigate domestic minor sex trafficking.
- Assists the appropriate parties in identifying potential assets subject to seizure due to human trafficking.
- Assists the appropriate entities and parties in submitting, organizing, analyzing, and processing items of evidence and other documentation for investigation and prosecutorial purposes in human trafficking investigations.
- Demonstrates knowledge of computer software in creating databases, spreadsheets, graphs, presentations and all other computer skills necessary to conduct human trafficking investigations.
- Prepares thorough and accurate case reports for all investigative activities in a timely manner, including: reports documenting interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects and reports documenting the execution of search warrants and the seizure of evidence.
- Presents accurate courtroom testimony utilizing proper courtroom demeanor.
- Assists prosecutors in preparing for trial by locating witnesses, serving subpoenas and assisting with trial preparation.
- Transports witnesses to court as needed.
- Maintains assigned equipment based on Department policy and standards.
- Participates in seminars and professional meetings, including law enforcement intelligence meetings, when available and approved in advance.
- Interacts with all levels of state and local government in a way that promotes respect, encourages cooperation, and contributes to excellent performance.
- Maintains relationships and liaisons with other agencies, departments, and the public according to Unit requirements.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in law enforcement, Three (3) or more years of experience conducting Human Trafficking or child sexual abuse investigations.
Preference will be given to applicants who possess one or more items below:
- Criminal Justice or related degree from an accredited four year college or university
- Experience and/or training in gang investigations
- Experience as an investigator in a District Attorney’s Office or similar setting
A criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation. Candidates that are being strongly considered for the position will also be required to submit a Department of Law employment application & waiver, Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter and copies of official college transcripts.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All applicants will be considered, but may be screened for the preferred qualifications of the position, and may not necessarily receive an interview. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.