Special Agent I/II/III – Investigative Services/Low Country

US Government, State Law Enforcement Division (SLED)

The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is searching to fill a Special Agent position in our Investigative Services/Low Country unit.  The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, integrity, and a strong desire for public service. 

General Responsibility

As part of the Low Country Region under general supervision, participate in the detection of crime and enforcement of criminal laws. Plan and conduct complete investigations and administrative cases, or conduct portions of investigation. Perform tasks supporting local law enforcement in assigned counties.

Specific Duties

  • Conduct Investigations: Gather and develop material facts and obtain supporting information relating to violations or possible violations of state or federal law. Interview or interrogate, as appropriate, suspects, victims and witnesses to crimes or relevant matters. Examine records, collect physical and documentary evidence and establish contacts with law enforcement personnel and the public. Make arrests, raids, searches and seizures. Serve subpoenas and court orders. Conduct surveillance of criminal suspects. Organize and manage case load. Initiate contact with persons in a position to provide information and/or operational assistance in a matter under investigation and be responsible for controlling the assigned activities of persons who have agreed to act as an informant or confidential source. Gather and develop material facts and obtain supporting information relating to the suitability and fitness of persons being considered for high public office or for employment, license or registration with SLED.
  • Support Local Law Enforcement: Provide manpower and technical assistance to various law enforcement agencies as provided within SLED’s mission statement. Participate in the evacuation of persons from areas threatened by actual or impending disaster. Perform extraditions, transport high risk prisoners. Provide physical security for judges, juries and witnesses in high risk trials. Assist in the sequestration of juries in high profile or capital case trials. Participate in stakeouts for fugitives or high risk targets of anticipated crimes as well as tracking, locating, and apprehending fleeing suspects.
  • Report Information: Prepare written administrative and investigative reports that are in compliance with agency standards. Provide oral communication concerning cases and matters for briefing/advising other agents, supervisors, prosecutors and other officials. Prepare various reports of investigative findings and prepare status reports for investigations. Provide written or oral testimony in state or federal court as to investigative findings.
  • Perform Administrative Tasks: Perform various administrative tasks related to training, communications, special assignments and other functional areas of responsibility. Conduct various administrative investigations, and reports findings in a clear and concise report. Maintain and organize case material for reporting. Ensure that Victim services are rendered to victims of crime. Must execute duties in compliance with agency policies and procedures, as well as CALEA standards.
  • Support Program Areas: Perform various support to the various units within SLED (ie. executive protection, criminal intelligence, missing person matters, regulatory services, tactical services). Perform related duties as required.

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