New job Special Investigator 1 (PCN 9014) in Alaska

Special Investigator 1 (PCN 9014)

Company : State of Alaska
Salary : $34.08 an hour
Location : Alaska

Full Description

This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only.
The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office
Is recruiting for a Special Investigator 1 located in Fairbanks!
This position is in the General Government Unit (GGU) at a range 19.
What you will be doing:
As the Special Investigator you will be enforcing and ensuring compliance with alcohol and marijuana laws and regulations by conducting inspections, investigations, compliance checks and undercover operations. You would use your extensive knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures, rules of evidence and court procedures, interviewing techniques, knowledge of the basic theories of human behavior, as well as other techniques. As a Special Investigator you would be responsible for writing reports, preparing concise and complete documents of various types, obtaining search warrants and drafting accusations and criminal complaints. Special Investigators participate in ongoing law enforcement training including but not limited to community policing, less-lethal weapons, firearms, first aid and CPR. Special Investigators provide training on alcohol and marijuana laws to local and state law enforcement agencies.

Our organization, mission, and culture:
AMCO’s mission is to enforce alcohol and marijuana commerce laws and provide clear, consistent standards for licensure to protect the public from harm.

In your role you will be an essential part of the enforcement team and the AMCO office. The Special Investigators are a vital position in enforcing the alcohol and marijuana laws and regulations to ensure compliance and protecting the health and safety of Alaskans.

The working conditions you can expect:
This position is in the Fairbanks Regional Office Building. You would have your own office, work vehicle, and work independently without direct supervision. This position is required to travel to various locations within the interior region.

As a Special Investigator you will work with a team of highly dedicated, hardworking individuals all working towards the common goal of enforcing alcohol and marijuana regulations and statues. The hours and schedule can be flexible, but you may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Training will be provided in Anchorage. The position is part of the enforcement team that is made up of (7) Special Investigator I's located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Wasilla, a Special Investigator II (Supervisor), and a Criminal Justice Technician II.

Who we are looking for:
AMCO is looking for a candidate that possess some or all of the following core competencies:
  • Successful ability to interpret, comprehend, and communicate statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Skill in conducting investigations, detecting or verifying suspected violations, gathering and analyzing facts, reasoning logically, drawing valid conclusions and making appropriate recommendations, and prepare complete and concise reports.
  • Considerable knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures, rules of evidence and court procedure, principles of identification, preservation, and presentation of evidence, sources of information used in locating persons, laws of arrests, search and seizure, and service of legal processes, and the legal rights of citizens.
  • Completed law enforcement instructor development training and/or are certified instructor in law enforcement competencies; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a proficiency in the use of computer technology and software programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe, Zoom, and Teams.

If this sounds like your skill set, please submit your complete application through Workplace Alaska!
A cover letter IS required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Special Notice:
  • Requires frequent travel within the State of Alaska by motor vehicle, ATV, snow machine and/or small aircraft in a variety of weather conditions, including travel to rural communities off of the road system (normally no more than 3 days during a trip). This position may be required to operate vehicles such as a snow machine or ATV while in rural communities.
  • Due to the nature of the position, applicant must be 21 years of age or older to quality and must pass a background investigation including fingerprinting, medical examination and psychological evaluation as a condition of hire.
  • Requires a valid Alaska Driver's license.
  • Requires ability to qualify with a handgun on agency approved course of fire.
  • Must possess a valid, unexpired Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) Police Officer certification OR must satisfy law enforcement training standards as specified by APSC requirements for certification as a police officer as a condition of hire
  • This position is subject to exposure of tobacco and/or marijuana smoke filled environments and may have contact with inebriated or hostile individuals.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years advanced-level investigative work experience performing duties such as locating and gathering information, evidence and/or testimony to be used in civil or criminal proceedings, administrative actions, or governmentally regulated activities which included preparing reports in support of attorneys or agencies engaged in administrative adjudication, and/or detecting and verify suspected fraud, licensing violations, and other violations of state law.


Four years of full-time law enforcement experience.

Special Note:
An Alaska Driver's License is required.

Applicants applying for a position in the AMCO must meet the requirements for commission as a Special Officer with the State of Alaska as a condition of hire.

Upon appointment applicants applying for a position in the DEC Environmental Crimes Unit must meet the requirements to be Commissioned as a State of Alaska Peace Officer as designated under Alaska Statute 46.03.890.

Applicants must pass a background investigation, which includes a criminal record check for conviction of felony or misdemeanor crimes, as a prerequisite to employment.

Additional Required Information


This Recruitment is for Alaska Residents Only
This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time.

Cover Letter
In addition to answering the supplemental question regarding how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, applicants are ALSO required to attach a cover letter to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not attach the required cover letter will not advance to the interview phase of this recruitment. The cover letter may be used as a writing sample. Applicants are advised to pay particular attention to spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Your cover letter must provide the following information:
  • The cover letter must describe how you possess the core competencies required for this position as they pertain to the bulleted points in the job description above. Give specific examples to demonstrate your experience.
  • The cover letter must describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • The cover letter must be in standard business format.

Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting (if email is not an option, please call the contact person to obtain a fax number). Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Documents to be Attached to the Application:
  • Post-secondary transcripts, if using to meet the minimum qualifications.

Documents Needed at the Time of Interview:
If you are selected to advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process, you must provide the following at the time of the interview:
  • Copies of your most recent three (3) evaluations;
  • Post-secondary transcripts, if using to meet the minimum qualifications; and
  • Three (3) professional references who have had supervisory responsibility over you along with their daytime contact phone numbers.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts must be attached at the time the application is submitted.

Multiple Vacancies:
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

EEO Statement:
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information
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Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:

Hiring Manager: Melissa Walter
Title: Administrative Officer 1
Phone Number: (907) 754-3427

Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See for additional information
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

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