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Salary: $3,902.00 - $6,076.00
Posted: 03/21/2014

Job Description:
The Secretary of State is recruiting an Investigator in the Notary Public & Special Filings Section. This is a Peace Officer classification [PC 830.3(o)] subject to Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements.

Duties: Under direction of the Business Programs Division Notary Public & Special Filings Section Staff Services Manager II, the incumbent instructs, advises and works with investigative staff; triages complaints received against notaries public, and determines whether investigations should be initiated. The incumbent conducts independent investigations resulting from complaints received against notaries public concerning suspected misuse of commission privileges; investigates suspected violations of laws, rules or regulations; and investigates the character of applicants for notary public commissions. The incumbent organizes, prioritizes, and manages multiple case investigations and other assignments; prepares complete, detailed, in depth investigation reports based on investigations conducted and acts in a lead capacity. Works closely with and secures the cooperation of federal, state, local law enforcement and governmental agencies on field operations and special assignments. The Investigator must perform the full range of peace officer duties and responsibilities in the accomplishment of their assignments. This position does not authorize the incumbent to carry a firearm. Statewide travel is required and the incumbent must have a valid driver's license.

Desirable Qualifications: Ability to work independently with statewide responsibility in a small agency. Ability to interact effectively with the public and agency personnel. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. Ability to take initiative, display tact, and have the willingness to learn new duties. Exhibit emotional stability in the performance of duties under stressful conditions, keen observation skills, and a good memory for names, faces, and incidents, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and personal credibility.

Special Requirements: Applicants must have a valid Basic POST certificate before appointment to the position. A thorough background check, including criminal records checks, psychological screening and medical examination are required before a candidate can be appointed to this position.

Who Can Apply: Employees who are currently in the Investigator classification or have current list, transfer or reinstatement eligibility for a permanent, full-time appointment to this classification. Appointments are subject to State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) provisions. All applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

Submit applications (STD 678):

Secretary of State
Attention: Ivan Guevara
1500 - 11th Street, Room 475
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-6974

Final Filing Date: April 7, 2014, or until filled.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Investigator 785 - 400 - 8610 - xxx
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ivan Guevara

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