DOPL Investigator

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
Put your investigative skills to work! The State of Utah Department of Commerce has a full-time DOPL Investigator position open in the Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL).

This position may be in the office for training, and then may be able to telework up to two days per week (if eligibility requirements are met).

This DOPL Investigator position is a working level, Investigator II, Non-POST position. You are assigned a larger caseload of moderately complex cases that require less supervision than employees in an Investigator I position. Duties include:

Conducting investigations and inspections into allegations of a variety of inappropriate activities, rules infractions, or illegal actions.
Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards, and guidelines, etc.
Receiving, researching, and responding to incoming questions or complaints; providing information, explaining policy and procedures, and/or facilitating a resolution.
Maintaining detailed inspection or investigation records, prepares reports, and attends to other related administrative requirements.
Acting as an expert witness. Giving testimony and /or recommendations in court cases and/or hearings.
Gathering, preserving, and/or storing evidence; maintaining the integrity of evidence through the appropriate collection, handling, security, and chain of custody, etc.
Performing initial background and history research on individual(s) being investigated as well as screening, composing, and/or controlling sensitive data/documentation.
Conducting interviews to gather or clarify information.
Writing detailed reports based on investigation or inspection.
Coordinating investigative efforts with federal, state, and/or local agencies.
Investigative duties include:Regulatory investigations and inspections,
Protecting the public from incompetent, negligent, unethical, and criminal practices of those licensed by DOPL and those unlicensed, working in regulated and licensed occupations.

Our Ideal candidate will:Have prior investigative experience
Possess excellent report writing skills

The mission of DOPL is to protect the public and enhance commerce through licensing and regulation. To learn more about our division, please visit our website.This position is eligible for a rich benefits package, generous paid time off, and great work-life balance. You can learn more about offered benefits here.

Department of Commerce is the licensing and registration agency for Utah’s professional and business community. We provide oversight of business registrations, trademarks, Uniform Commercial Code filings, professional licensing, consumer protection, public utilities, securities, real estate and residential mortgage lending. You can learn more about the agency by visiting the website.

Typical Qualifications
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

Ability to use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
Ability to use case management software systems
Ability to use computer relational database software
Ability to deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
Knowledge of agency, professional and/or industry standards and practices
Knowledge of interviewing techniques
Knowledge of investigative techniques and processes
Knowledge of civil and criminal justice laws
Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures
Knowledge of legal processes and procedures
Ability to speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
Ability to organize information in a clear and concise manner
Ability to read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
Ability to compose and produce reports, documents and related material
Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
Ability to develop and maintain applicable professional contacts, resources and /or networks
Ability to coordinate the activities or tasks of people, groups and/or organization(s)
Knowledge of agency and community resources and services

Supplemental Information

Job Classification: Investigator II, Non-POST (83151).
Preference for applicants who have completed at least a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
Valid driver license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA53-3-202(1)(a).
DHRM rules apply for promotions/transfers.
As a condition of employment with the Department of Commerce, employees shall receive compensatory time off in lieu of payment in cash for all overtime worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, lifting moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) or similar activities.
Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g. working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.

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