New job Investigator 1 (T) in West Virginia

Investigator 1 (T)

Company : State of West Virginia
Salary : $31,146 - $57,620 a year
Location : West Virginia

Full Description

Nature of Work

Under general supervision, at the full-performance level, independently conducts investigations of violations of federal and state laws, agency specific policies and regulations or claims for damages involving state agencies. Involves direct public contact work as well as contact with insurance company representatives and lawyers. Work requires the use of a personal automobile for travel. Employee is subject to on-call status during non-business hours. May be required to deal with situations which are potentially dangerous. Performs related work as required.

Hiring Process: APPLY ONLINE. BE SURE TO RESPOND TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION QUESTIONS. This job is a tested position (T) and requires an examination. All examinations are administered online. Once your application is received, you will receive a notification from CourseMill. You must complete the online examination within 10 days of receiving your notification or your application will be inactivated.

DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU CAN TEST WITHIN 10 DAYS after receiving your notification from CourseMill. Online applicants who do not test within 10 days of receiving this notification will be inactivated. There is a 30 day re-test waiting period. Caution: Any time you re-take the same test your new score, whether higher or lower, will automatically replace any previous test scores.

Note: The same examination is used for: Investigator 2. YOU MUST APPLY FOR EACH TITLE SEPARATELY. YOU MUST APPLY PRIOR TO TESTING. You only need to take the test once to be scored for the titles for which you have applied. NOTE: If you have already taken this test for the above job title within the past 30 days and want to be considered for this title, contact our office for instructions on how to have your current test scores applied to this title.

If you have previously applied for this job and simply want to update your ID (name, address, etc.), work preferences, or county availability, do not re-apply. Instead, email us at

Examples of Work

  • Conducts field investigations to ascertain facts and obtain evidence on reported violations; obtains statements concerning alleged violations.
  • Explains pertinent laws or other agency regulations as it relates to a suspected violation during the investigatory process.
  • Initiates prosecution of violators and testifies in court.
  • Investigates businesses for proper licenses and cites for violations.
  • Keeps records and makes oral and/or written reports of all investigations.
  • Locates witnesses and obtains facts and evidence needed by attorneys in litigation of cases.
  • Interviews subjects of investigation, complainants and witnesses using prescribed procedures.
  • May check business records to determine amount of tax due to the state.
  • May schedule and perform limited video lottery machine installations, removals, maintenance, chip changes, swap-outs, add-ons and destructions; investigates complaints of missing meters; completes related forms for documentation of machine changes; maintains record of receipt and destruction of Erasable, Programmable, Read Only Memory Chips (EPROMs).
  • May maintain security and inventory of all limited video lottery machines and software at racetracks; oversees installation of new machines, software updates, movement of machines, conversion of terminals to new game themes, denomination changes and state required terminal maintenance; performs coin tests; maintains inventory of critical terminal repair parts; maintains security of warehouse storage facility.

Minimum Qualifications

You will not qualify for this position if you do not meet stated minimum requirements. We do not accept correctional officer or security guard experience as law enforcement.

Training: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Substitution: Experience as described below may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required training.

Experience: One (1) year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in law enforcement or investigative work or in determining eligibility for credit, insurance or government programs.

For Lottery only:
Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid investigative, law enforcement, desktop computer, surveillance, accounting/auditing and/or business operations, lottery operations, and/or casino operations, or gaming operations experience. Preference may be shown to applicants with investigative experience in casino or gaming operations.

Special Requirements: Possession of valid West Virginia driver's license and the availability of an automobile is required. Qualification to possess and use firearms may be required.

NOTICE: If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your OFFICIAL education transcript, license or training record. YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THIS VERIFICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time. It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or via email to:, FAX: 304-957-0396, or mail to: Division of Personnel, Building 3, Suite 500, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.

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