Class Title: Investigator II
Title Code: 5297
Semi-Monthly Salary: $1,471.00 - $2,338.00
Pay Range: 6
Overtime Code: 2


This is mid-level investigative work conducting complex internal and external civil, criminal, administrative, regulatory, and/or environmental investigations within a program, correctional facility, or agency-designated region or area.

This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification.

Job Duties:

Directs and/or conducts investigations of suspected violations and incidents; interviews, or directs the interview of staff, victims, and witnesses to obtain evidence; and ensures adherence to chain of custody standards.

Locates, interviews, and prepares statements from victims, witnesses, and persons suspected of violating statutes, policies and/or procedures, or program requirements administered by the assigned agency.

Locates and interviews individuals and representatives of business or governmental entities to obtain evidence of suspected violations or diversion efforts.

Serves as liaison with staff, law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorneys' offices, and other governmental entities in the conduct of investigative and surveillance activities.

Compiles, analyzes, evaluates, and preserves facts, statements, affidavits, and other evidence for use in legal actions; reviews background investigations; and prepares detailed reports of investigative findings.

Conducts confidential internal investigations of staff in situations which may involve theft, misfeasance, and malfeasance of state funds, or abuse of programs or policies.

Examines and analyzes a variety of records to secure information concerning suspected violations of federal and state laws and/or regulations.

Prepares requests for and issues subpoenas.

Traces funds through banking systems and other institutions, and analyzes complex financial transactions.

Trains and/or provides direct or functional supervision to lower level investigators and others involved in investigative activities.

Testifies in criminal, civil, or administrative proceedings.

Exercises independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.


Key Skills:

Intermediate knowledge of investigative and interviewing techniques and procedures, including effective methods of obtaining information from hostile or reluctant witnesses.

Intermediate knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the programs administered by the assigned agency.

Intermediate knowledge of sources of information to be utilized in obtaining evidence and documentation, and the principles of identification, preservation, and presentation of evidence.

Intermediate knowledge of the procedural requirements and differences of administrative, criminal, and civil cases.

Intermediate knowledge of the legal rights of victims, witnesses, and suspects involved in an investigation process.

Intermediate knowledge of the use of expert witnesses and informants in the preparation of criminal cases.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles of training, supervision, and management in an investigative organization.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to analyze, prepare, and/or present investigative evidence and other data.

Ability to prepare clear and detailed reports of investigative findings.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff; federal, state, and local agencies; business entities, law enforcement officials, prosecutors, witnesses, and the general public.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

One or more years of experience as an Investigator I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Criminology, Business Administration, social sciences, environmental sciences, or a closely related field; and,

Two or more years of civil, administrative, or criminal investigative (non-clerical) experience (e.g., tax fraud, licensing, environmental, client care, public assistance, insurance, or military); or experience as a law enforcement officer with responsibility for conducting investigations.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.)

(Minor Revision 11/1/13)