Job Opportunity: Special Victims Unit Investigator (Detective)

SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT INVESTIGATOR (Detective)
Provo Police Department
Part Time Contract Position

Posted: July 10, 2017

Essential Duties: This is a Special Victims Unit Investigator (Detective) position with the Provo City Police Department. The appointed employee will be required to perform the following duties: enforce all laws of the State of Utah and/or the City of Provo and Utah County; work under special assignment in the Provo City Criminal Investigative Division and investigate cases for the Victim Assistance Program, (specifically violence against women), coordinate cases with the Victim Services Program Coordinator; gather intelligence through the investigative process, investigate complaints and crimes by interviewing complainants, suspects, witnesses, victims and prisoners; prepare, compose, and submit reports of a quality to be used in a court of law or as a basis for further investigation or intelligence gathering; maintain case files and inform other detectives of relevant case information; testify in court or at hearings when subpoenaed; arrest suspects by proper and approved methods; subdue, overcome, and control persons by using reasonable force; maintain security of and escort prisoners from crime scenes to jail, court, or other assigned areas; handle inquiries or complaints; render first aid when necessary; notify next-of-kin in cases involving death; and perform other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements: Requires a POST Category I certification and at least 5 years of previous law enforcement. Preference will be given to those with experience as a detective. Schedule: Approximately 25 hours per week, Monday through Thursday. License: A valid, lawful Utah driver=s license is required at time of appointment.

Schedule: Approximately 25 hours per week, Monday through Thursday. License: A valid, lawful Utah driver=s license is required at time of appointment.

License: A valid, lawful Utah drivers license is required at time of appointment.

The applicant may be disqualified based on an unacceptable driving record as reflected by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Wage: $26.00 per hour. Payment will be made by direct deposit. Duration: Approximately July 2017 – September 2019. As this is a grant-funded position, duration will be determined in part by the continuation of grant funding. Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions.

Duration: Approximately July 2017 – September 2019. As this is a grant-funded position, duration will be determined in part by the continuation of grant funding. Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions.

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions. Nondisclosure may result in dismissal. Physical/Environmental Factors: Essential tasks require remaining seated at a computer or desk for extended periods of time; handling stressful, extremely sensitive, and uncomfortable situations; and infrequent exposure to adverse weather conditions. Pre-employment Testing: Prior to appointment,

Physical/Environmental Factors: Essential tasks require remaining seated at a computer or desk for extended periods of time; handling stressful, extremely sensitive, and uncomfortable situations; and infrequent exposure to adverse weather conditions. Pre-employment Testing: Prior to appointment, the applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation. Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screen results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months. To Apply: Apply online at

Testing: Prior to appointment, the applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation. Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screen results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months. 

Closing Date: Open until filled.

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