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The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) / Department of Community Corrections (DCC) Internal Affairs Investigator is responsible for investigating complaints and allegations filed in

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel and exposure to an element of danger while interviewing inmates are required.

Typical Functions:

Conducts investigations of allegations, complaints, and incidents of a serious nature made by the Department of Correction inmates and staff, which occur within the Department of Correction. Compiles facts, evidence, and documents collected from investigations. Assists the Department of Correction staff with preparing legal defense, affidavits, taking depositions, and forwarding information to the Attorney General’s office and other agencies as required. Reviews lawsuits, allegations, and complaints, determines the methods and areas to investigate, and coordinates the investigation process with the department and involved staff. Maintains logs and files on complaints, allegations, and lawsuits filed against correctional officers to ensure expedient investigations and rapid retrieval of documentation. Assists in the search for escaped inmates by patrolling designated areas, monitoring two-way radio transmissions, and performing other related duties. Testifies in court to about investigative findings as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing correctional institutions. Knowledge of correctional institution policies and procedures. Knowledge of investigation and interviewing techniques and methods. Ability to analyze information and compile reports. Ability to review files and determine appropriate course of action. Ability to maintain logs and files. Ability to patrol areas and monitor radio transmission to aid in the search of escaped inmates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field; plus two years of experience in law enforcement, corrections, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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