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TBI Special Agent Criminal Investigator

Are you interested in a career as a TBI Special Agent? We're currently hiring for 28 positions across Tennessee!

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation seeks interested and qualified candidates for the following open positions:
TBI SPECIAL AGENT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR 1

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.

JOB DUTIES
Responsible for conducting criminal investigations, processing crime scenes, and developing prosecutable criminal cases against persons who violate state and federal laws. Conducts interviews and interrogations, arrests suspects, and may operate surveillance equipment. Maintains regular contact with law enforcement agencies and witnesses to gather intelligence and conduct investigations. Prepares investigative reports to be used by District and U.S. Attorneys for prosecution.

A total of 26 vacancies are available in the following counties/territories:

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION
Putnam County: 1
Loudon County: 1
Hawkins County: 1
Campbell County: 1
Claiborne County: 1
Tipton County: 1
Humphreys County: 1
Montgomery County: 1
Smith County: 1
Washington County: 1

DRUG INVESTIGATION DIVISION
Hamilton County: 1
Marion County: 1
Cumberland County: 1
Overton County: 1
Henderson County: 1
Shelby County: 3
Hamblen County: 1
Washington County: 1
Wilson County: 1
Sumner County: 1
Davidson County: 1
Maury County: 1
Williamson County: 1

MEDICAID FRAUD CONTROL UNIT
Shelby County: 1

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $3,777 - $5,860

For additional information, please contact:
TBI Human Resources Unit
TBI.HR@tn.gov

Apply for these positions on requisition 174663 on the Tennessee Department of Human Resources website.

Positions will remain posted from March 13 – March 19, 2019, for a total of five business days.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation seeks interested and qualified candidates for the following open position:
TBI SPECIAL AGENT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR 1
TECHNICAL SERVICES UNIT, DIGITAL FORENSICS
DAVIDSON COUNTY

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
A minimum of 15 college credit hours of computer science OR at least three years’ work experience in an IT role. Additionally, possession of an advanced IT related certification or training is preferred (e.g., CompTIA A+, Net+, Security+, CISSP, ACE Examiner, EnCE, etc.).

JOB DUTIES
Conducts investigations in which computers, cell phones, or digital media were used during the commission of a crime.  Digital Forensics Special Agent-Criminal Investigators acquire digital evidence through onsite and lab searches, conduct examinations and analysis of all types of digital evidence, prepare reports detailing the results of findings, provide expert courtroom testimony, and advise investigators and District Attorneys on the availability and reliability of digital evidence.

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $3,777 - $5,860

For additional information, please contact:
TBI Human Resources Unit
TBI.HR@tn.gov

Apply for these positions on requisition 174663 on the Tennessee Department of Human Resources website.

This position will remain posted from March 13 – March 19, 2019, for a total of five business days.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation seeks interested and qualified candidates for the following open position:
TBI SPECIAL AGENT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR 1
CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT, HUMAN TRAFFICKING
SHELBY COUNTY

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Two (2) or more years of experience in a special investigations unit at a law enforcement department that involved complex organizational criminal investigations (e.g., Special Victims Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Drug Investigations, Vice, Gang Unit, etc.) Additional experience training law enforcement personnel is desired.

JOB DUTIES
Conducts investigations in which Human Trafficking and other related crimes are the sole focus. Human Trafficking Special Agent-Criminal Investigators identify and target Human Trafficking organizations through covert operations, operate proactive investigations integrating electronic surveillance equipment and other digital evidence gathering means, and conduct training and education for law enforcement agencies and other organizations in regards to proper identification and reporting of Human Trafficking and related investigative processes. Additionally, advises local agency investigators and area prosecutors on the intricacies of Human Trafficking cases in order to consistently provide thorough investigative files for prosecution. 

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $3,777 - $5,860

For additional information, please contact:
TBI Human Resources Unit
TBI.HR@tn.gov

Apply for these positions on requisition 174663 on the Tennessee Department of Human Resources website.

This position will remain posted from March 13 – March 19, 2019, for a total of five business days.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

General Information

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year accredited college or university
  • Be willing to and able to qualify with, carry, and use assigned weapons; nor shall applicant be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm per 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) or any other state or federal law;
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the date of application;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license;
  • Upon appointment, be willing to and able to obtain a Security Clearance.
  • Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  • Complete a criminal history and background disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority and agree to release all records involving any criminal history or necessary records to the appointing authority;
  • Be subject to an intense background investigation in a manner prescribed by the appointing authority, which includes but not limited to a check of State and Federal criminal records, driving history, social media accounts, credit check, education, military, previous employment, drug use, and reference verification as well as a polygraph examination to this effect, which will require some travel to the appointment;
  • A candidate must not have been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendre to any violation of any federal or state law or city ordinance considered a felony or a misdemeanor based on integrity (to include, but not limited to: force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, DUI, or controlled substances). This includes a sufficient number of misdemeanors, of any nature, to establish a pattern of disregard for the law. Violations considered "youthful indiscretions" or experimentation (domestic related offenses excluded) may be considered on a case by case basis by the appointing authority;
  • Have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces;
  • Must participate in pre-employment, random and for cause drug and substance abuse testing as required by departmental policies and procedures;
  • Pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  • Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  • Upon appointment, successfully complete the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Academy that includes the following coursework: interviewing and interrogation; drug enforcement training and surveillance/undercover operations; communication skills, interpersonal skills, and/or leadership skills; case organization training; basic financial crimes investigation; handling informants; and training and instructor development. Must also successfully complete the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA), if TLETA or other TBI approved basic police training has not been previously completed
     

TBI Special Agents are sworn law enforcement officers with the authority to investigate and enforce state and federal criminal laws. Special Agents conduct criminal investigations including, but not limited to, violent crime, drug violations, conspiracies and organized crime. Agents must be able to interview individuals, seize property, handle evidence, attain information contained in computer databases and arrest suspects. Thoroughly documenting work activities as part of a case file and gathering evidence to be used by a state or federal prosecutor is of the upmost importance. Testifying before Grand Juries, judges and jurors, and handling records or evidence in a criminal case is expected. Special Agents audit financial records to determine if fraudulent activity is occurring. Agents may be selected to take part in special investigations including marijuana eradication, methamphetamine lab eradication, polygraph testing administration, and/or aerial surveillance. After a successful completion of a two-year training period, all Special Agents will be promoted to the next higher class. Inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in demotion or termination.