BCI Special Agent
Company : State of Ohio Jobs
Salary : $28.84 - $40.64 an hour
Location : Ohio
BCI Special Agent(210003PE)
The Ohio Attorney General's Office is currently seeking an experienced individual for a BCI Special Agent vacancy in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Section. The headquarter location is London, OH. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, known as BCI, is the state’s official crime lab serving the criminal justice community and protecting Ohio families. BCI also provides expert criminal investigative services to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies upon request. With offices throughout the state, BCI stands ready to respond 24/7 to local law enforcement agencies’ needs at no cost to the requesting agency.
Staff at BCI work every day to provide the highest level of service. This includes special agents who are on call 24/7 to offer investigative assistance at crime scenes, knowledgeable scientists and forensic specialists using cutting-edge technology to process evidence to bring criminals to justice, and criminal intelligence analysts and identification specialists who help local law enforcement solve cases. Experienced special agents, forensic scientists, and other law enforcement experts’ staff BCI’s three main divisions: 1) Identifications 2) Investigations and 3) Laboratory.
The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate within 90 days in the Southern Ohio Region which includes Franklin, Pickaway, Fairfield, Muskingum, Guernsey, Perry, Ross, Fayette, Madison, Clark, Greene, or Montgomery counties.
The duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Serves as case agent assuming responsibility for conducting overt and/or covert criminal investigations.
- Performs various tasks in the field such as crime scene processing, subject, victim and witness interviewing.
- Develops informants and confidential sources.
- Conducts raids, searches and surveillance.
- Performs background investigations.
- Makes arrests.
- Gathers, evaluates and forwards criminal intelligence information.
- Completes and submits investigative reports for criminal and/or administrative actions.
- Serves as liaison to and works in cooperation with local, state, federal and other law enforcement/investigatory agencies.
- Provides courtroom evidence and testifies in court.
- Confers with prosecuting attorneys.
- Delivers speeches or presentations to specialized audiences and/or general public.
- Other duties as assigned.
Completion of bachelor's degree in criminal justice, social sciences (e.g., criminology, sociology, psychology), or other field commensurate to the Crime Scene Unit; 2 years' experience in investigations with a law enforcement agency; OPOTC peace officer certification or equivalent peace officer certification (e.g., another state, another government agency, military) and valid driver's license.
-OR equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.
- Any experience as a full-time evidence technician at a law enforcement agency, OR
- Extensive experience in the collection of non-drug related evidence. (Fingerprinting, trace evidence, biological evidence, impression evidence, diagramming and photography), OR
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a detective or investigator at a law enforcement agency where the candidate routinely collected physical evidence (not exclusively drug related evidence), OR
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a detective or investigator at a law enforcement agency exclusively conducting death investigations or other violent crime investigations, OR
- Possessing 200+ hours of advanced training in forensics, evidence collection or death investigation from a reputable organization (OPOTA, IAI, university, etc.), OR
- Possessing forensic certifications from organizations such as the International Association of Identification.
Employees of the Attorney General's Office must have been in their current positions for at least 12 months in order to be eligible for consideration.
The Attorney General's Office may fill additional, similar positions as a result of this posting.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office provides eligible full-time and part-time employees a variety of quality, competitive benefits. They range from affordable health care to discounts for popular Ohio entertainment venues. To learn more about our benefits, click here!
As a high-impact organization focused on protecting Ohio families, the Attorney General’s Office knows diversity is our strength. Office leaders make it a priority to incorporate diversity and foster inclusion in all levels of our office. To learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion at the AGO, click here!
Unusual working conditions include: Must be willing to respond to crime scenes as needed at night and on weekends; Must be willing to work in undesirable conditions and locations. This would include indoors and outdoors in extreme heat and extreme cold; Must be willing to work with coroner’s offices and process deceased individuals for evidence; Must be willing to work with and around bodily fluids, insect activity and decomposition; Must be willing to attend the National Forensic Academy, a 10-week residency training at the University of Tennessee. All expenses paid for by the employer; Must remain in the Crime Scene Unit for a minimum of three years prior to transfer eligibility into another BCI Unit.
Selected candidate(s) will be subject to the following background checks:
In addition, an Internet search may be conducted of publicly available and job-related information through social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) or through the use of search engines (Google, Bing, etc.).