#22-56 Detective 1 or 2 State Investigator LPS

Trenton, NJ
New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice

Come join the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and make a difference!

ABOUT DCJ:

The Division of Criminal Justice (the Division), on behalf of the Attorney General, provides a variety of functions pertaining to the administration of criminal justice. Primarily, the Division is charged with the responsibility to detect, enforce and prosecute the criminal business of the State through the uniform and efficient administration of our criminal laws. In addition to its direct law enforcement operations, the Division provides oversight and coordination within New Jersey’s law enforcement community. The activities of the Division are conducted through a staff consisting of deputy attorneys general, detectives and professional personnel. It is the goal of the Division to coordinate law enforcement efforts and cooperate to share resources within criminal justice communities on the state, county and municipal levels, to ensure the safety and security of all New Jersey citizens.

ABOUT WP&FLE:

The newly created Worker Protection and Fair Labor Enforcement Unit within the Division is committed to the investigation and prosecution of violations of labor laws, wage theft, misclassification, payroll fraud, prevailing wage violations, labor trafficking, assaults in the workplace, unsafe working conditions, criminal mistreatment of laborers, and all criminal violations endangering the safety of New Jersey’s workforce. The Division is looking for outstanding candidates passionate about this area of law to conduct both proactive and reactive criminal investigations and prosecutions of violations of laws impacting our workforce.

DUTIES:

The Detective 1 or 2, State Investigator will conduct work concerned with the detection and investigation of criminal activities and specialize in the investigation of violations of labor laws, wage theft, misclassification, payroll fraud, prevailing wage violations, labor trafficking, assaults in the workplace, unsafe working conditions, criminal mistreatment of laborers, and all criminal violations endangering the safety of New Jersey’s workforce.

The Detective 1 or 2 , State Investigator also:

  • Will work closely with supervisory and executive staff as representatives of the Attorney General to cultivate/improve and maintain strong working relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, relevant community stakeholders (such as organized labor and workers’ rights advocacy groups), NJ Department of Labor, as well as other Department of Law and Public Safety Divisions and State agencies, committed to the just treatment and protection of New Jersey’s workforce.
  • Shall be available on an on-call basis in response to all duties.
  • Are authorized to exercise all powers and rights of police officers, constables, and special deputy sheriffs in criminal matters, and are empowered to act as an officer for the detection, apprehension, arrest, and conviction of offenders against the law.
  • Shall have the keen ability to objectively review and assess current and past investigations and to work closely with law enforcement and attorneys in the thorough investigation and prosecution of all matters deemed appropriate.
  • May be required to provide training to law enforcement, members of the legal community, and conduct outreach to community members.
  • Will perform other related duties and tasks, as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.

DETECTIVE 1, STATE INVIESTIGATOR, LAW AND PULIC SAFETY: Three (3) years of as a sworn law enforcement officer (OR) Successful completion of the Detective Trainee- State Investigator, Law and Public Safety program.
OR
DETECTIVE 2, STATE INVIESTIGATOR, LAW AND PULIC SAFETY: Four (4) years of investigatory experience as a sworn law enforcement officer conducting investigations, collecting evidence, and/or preparing investigative reports related to criminal and/or civil matters involving acts of criminal and/or civil misconduct.

Experience as a police officer performing criminal follow-up investigations (not preliminary investigations) may be substituted for the above experience on a year-for- year basis

Applicants must have successfully completed the police training commission course administered by the Police Training Commission. This training includes successful attainment of a required level of proficiency in the use of firearms.

There is only one position available. Selections can be made at either level. Statewide travel required for work responsibilities.

We strongly encourage applicants to submit a cover letter indicating interest in job vacancy announcement #22-56, a current resume, and a completed Division of Criminal Justice Application for Employment, found at:https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/pdfs/DCJ–Employment-Application-v03.27.18.pdf , through our company website for consideration.

For complete details regarding salary, requirements and other details, please visit:
https://www.nj.gov/oag/job-postings/22_56_Det1orDet2_LPS_LaborUnit.pdf