Criminal Investigators and Special Agents :

Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $69,040.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 801
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.38 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Conflict Management
Following Directions
Intellectual Risk-taking
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Gather physical evidence
Conduct legal searches or investigations
Use databases to locate investigation details or other information
Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Examine related files, records, or data to investigate criminal activities
Identify trends and patterns in criminal activity
Request reports or records
Operate surveillance equipment to detect suspicious or illegal activities
Perform manual or electronic surveillance to detect or record suspicious or illegal activities
Search for missing persons
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Interview people to obtain information about actions or status of individuals
Interview people to gather information about criminal activities
Analyze evidence or facts
Review laws for understanding and application
Investigate accidents to determine causes
Investigate illegal or suspicious activities
Locate persons through skip tracing
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Conduct legal research
Review maps to determine location or routes

Performing General Physical Activities

Employ firearms
Perform tactical law enforcement operations
Serve court ordered documents
Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items
Apply appropriate physical restraint
Serve arrest, search, or seizure warrants
Issue warnings or citations
Locate illegal narcotics using drug-sniffing dogs
Detain suspects or witnesses
Apprehend suspects or perpetrators of criminal acts
Control situations through non-lethal use of force
Serve summonses or subpoenas
Identify public safety hazards
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Search for contraband on person or in facilities

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