Criminal Investigator I-Marijuana Enforcement Division

State Of Colorado Denver , CO 80208

Posted 6 days ago

Department Information

Why Work for Colorado?

Meaningful Service in Colorful Colorado

It's no secret that we live here because Colorado is beautiful. We are rich in natural, colorful beauty in a stunning landscape that includes the highest sand dunes in North America to 54 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet. Not only do we have one of the most unique and varied natural landscapes in the nation, we have a diverse heritage in history, lifestyle, and culture that is reflected in our devoted State of Colorado workforce.

When You Work With The State Of Colorado,

You Will Find Meaningful Work In Public Service To Colorado And Its Citizens

As the largest employer in the state, the State of Colorado offers a wealth of career opportunities. In fact, we have over 25,000 state government professional, technical and service positions within over 50 agencies. Each position makes a difference by helping people, enhancing our livelihood and making Colorado a better place to live. No other Colorado-based employer is as dynamic and nowhere in Colorado will you find so many opportunities with one employer. A career with the State of Colorado also puts you on a rich and rewarding professional path. Whether you are looking for "a stepping stone" to launch your professional life, growing a long-term career or changing career paths, you'll find jobs in dozens of fields.

Colorado Department of Revenue

The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) employs approximately 1,600 hard-working and dedicated employees throughout Colorado. We can be seen performing functions as varied as auditing and collecting taxes, issuing driver licenses and motor vehicle titles, marketing lottery products, enforcing liquor laws, and regulating gaming, horse racing, marijuana, and the auto industry and assisting the citizens of our state.

The Colorado Department of Revenue will provide quality service to our customers in fulfillment of our fiduciary and statutory responsibilities while instilling public confidence through professional and responsive employees.

At CDOR, we value:

  • Communication

  • Dedication

  • Ownership

  • Responsible Government

Our department values being effective, efficient and elegant. That means doing the right thing, achieving the best outcome and delivering the best customer experience with each interaction.

Effective

  • Measure every aspect of government to be sure it's doing what it's supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.

Efficient

  • Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency.

Elegant

  • Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving state services.

The Department of Revenue also offers:

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan, PERA Defined Contribution Plan, State Defined Contribution plan plus 401K and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Paid life insurance

  • Automatic short-term (and optional long-term) disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off

  • ECO PASS offered at a reduced cost (in some locations)

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as some flexible work schedules, training opportunities and more

Marijuana Enforcement Division

The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) is tasked with licensing and regulating the Medical and Retail Marijuana industries in Colorado. The Division implements legislation, develops rules, conducts background investigations, issues business licenses and enforces compliance mandates in order to maintain a robust regulatory structure. MED promotes transparency and clarity for all stakeholders by utilizing a highly collaborative process through which it develops industry regulations and furthers our primary mission to ensure public safety.Description of Job

The employee in this position, located in the Colorado Springs Office, is responsible for planning and conducting investigations of violations of marijuana and criminal laws. Position will prepare written investigative reports and affidavits for search and arrest warrants; execute warrants and collect and preserve physical and documentary evidence.

Specific duties include transporting prisoners to jail incident to arrest; testifying in court; providing assistance to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies with information on marijuana practices, methods and licensees; proactively visit marijuana businesses monitoring for compliance with Colorado Marijuana Laws and Regulations; participating in comprehensive compliance inspections to ensure that licensees, patrons, premises, records and devices are within approved minimum guidelines and licensees and patrons are in compliance with Marijuana Laws and Regulations necessary to ensure the integrity of the marijuana industry.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Colorado Residency Requirement:

Applicants may be ineligible to apply for this position and subsequently disqualified if they do not have a Colorado address and a Colorado State issued Driver's License at the time of application

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, criminology, criminal justice, criminalistics, political science, police science, law enforcement, law, psychology, sociology or any related field

AND

One (1) year of full-time professional investigative experience

AND

CO POST Certification required (active and valid at the time of application)

Substitutions

Investigative experience in a field appropriate to the position may be substituted for the degree requirement only on a year-for-year basis.

A Master's degree in the required fields listed above may substitute for the Bachelor's degree.

Necessary Special Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a Colorado driver's license (at the time of application)

  • Applicants must be willing to work nights, rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and maintain on-call status while off-duty for emergency response

  • Must be able to qualify and maintain qualification with a firearm

  • Certify and maintain certification in arrest control techniques

  • Applicants must be willing and able to perform heavy lifting, carrying, or otherwise moving objects, occasionally up to 100 pounds

  • Random drug tests may be required of all positions due to the nature of the industry

  • Candidate may be required to pass a Pre-Employment Drug Screen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred applicants will possess more than the required minimum experience in professional investigative and/or compliance experience in a regulatory environment

  • Outstanding candidates will have recent experience with: investigations involving financial fraud, marijuana enforcement, interpreting and applying statutes, and researching databases

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

Applicants applying for this opening will be subject to a Colorado Department of Revenue Background Check. In performing this investigation, there are certain offenses which as a rule will typically disqualify an applicant for any hiring consideration. These include having been convicted of and/or receiving a deferred judgment for a felony; deferred prosecution; or pleas of nolo contendre in the State of Colorado and other States with similar offenses. Due to the nature of the business, and more importantly this job assignment, the list of offenses includes, but is not limited to, the following: theft, fraud, unlawful possession of controlled or dangerous substances, assaultive offenses, and/or offenses involving use of a firearm or dangerous weapon.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should an applicant's background reveal criminal charges, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department with written/official disposition of any charges during the background investigation process.

Applicants that have been terminated with cause from past employment and/or have sustained allegations of rule, policy and procedure violations will receive additional scrutiny as part of the investigation.

Applicants with a direct or indirect interest in any medical or retail marijuana license or licensee or hold an occupational license are prohibited from employment with the Marijuana Enforcement Division.

A state licensing authority employee with regulatory oversight responsibilities for marijuana businesses licensed by the state licensing authority shall not work for, represent, or provide consulting services to or otherwise derive pecuniary gain from a marijuana business licensed by the state licensing authority or other business entity established for the primary purpose of providing services to the marijuana industry for a period of six (6) months following his or her last day of employment with the state licensing authority.

Applicants must be willing and able to travel in and out of state as required to perform investigations. Applicants must be willing to work nights, rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays; and must possess and maintain a Colorado driver's license. (Be sure to include your driver's license number on your application). Random drug testing may be required of all positions due to the nature of the industry.

DOR REQUIRED SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:

Competencies required for all DOR positions include demonstrated communication skills (both oral and written), excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to follow written and oral instructions, the ability to multi-task, the ability to work with and maintain confidential information, the ability to work in high-stress environments, and the demonstrated ability to assist customers in an effective, efficient, and elegant manner.

The following are conditions of employment with the Colorado Department of Revenue:
1.All employees must be current with their income tax filings and payments with the State of Colorado. This includes successfully passing a pre-employment evaluation of your tax records/accounts.
2.Employees are in a position of public trust in the performance of their job duties and must operate in a manner that maintains the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and public confidence. All job finalists require successful completion of a background investigation and reference check prior to appointment. Background checks may include national criminal, financial, traffic, civil, education, and/or experience checks or any other checks related to the job assignment. Fingerprint background checks and pre-employment drug testing may also be required for some positions.
3.Department of Revenue employees are prohibited from "...exercising any regulatory control over any organization at which the employee was formerly employed or associated for a period of three years from the employee's last employment with such organization..." Prior employment, as it may be covered by this policy, will be considered in the hiring process.
4.Effective January 1, 2005, newly hired employees should be aware that employment with a state government employer offering public pension plans may cause a potential reduction of future Social Security benefits. The Department of Revenue is such an employer.
5.Employees in positions designated as overtime eligible under FLSA provisions (non-exempt), must be willing to accept compensatory time off in lieu of cash compensation for overtime work performed.

APPEAL RIGHTS:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

E-MAIL ADDRESS:

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail. Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. Exam information or notification will take place via email; check your email frequently. Please include your current e-mail address on your application and set up your e-mail to accept messages from "state.co.us" and "info@governmentjobs.com" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

APPLICANT CHECKLIST:

Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.

Applicants MUST submit a resume, cover letter/letter of interest and transcripts (if applicable) detailing how their experience and background address the stated minimum and preferred qualifications/competencies of the job (late submissions will not be accepted).

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

  1. A complete CDOR Application for Announced Vacancy (Submit online using the link in this announcement)
  2. A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (Submit online as part of your application)
  3. A chronological resume (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)
  4. A Cover Letter with a Written Narrative. The written narrative should describe your interest in this position and specifically how your education, abilities, skills and experience relate to the requirements, responsibilities and competencies listed in the job announcement. (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)
  5. A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS:

  • The application will be used to determine if the applicant meets the Minimum Qualification requirements.

  • The application, resume and cover letter/letter of interest are the first step in the comparative analysis process and will be used to determine whether an applicant will move on to the next step in the process. They may also be used to determine the top group to be invited for further testing, the applicants rank or establish an eligible list.

Part of, or the entire comparative analysis for this position, may involve a review of the information submitted in the application material, including the answers to the supplemental questions. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of the application, the applicant describes the extent to which they possess the education, experience, competencies and background as they relate to the duties outlined in the job announcement, as well as the special and/or preferred qualifications. List your employment history starting with the most recent job, including part-time, temporary, and volunteer jobs. If more than one job was held with a given organization, list each job held as a separate period of employment. Under "Duties," describe clearly the tasks you performed and the nature of your supervisory, technical, or other responsibilities as they relate to the job for which you are applying. Be complete and specific in detailing of duties. Information must be accurate, including dates of employment. If it is found that information provided is falsified, you will not be considered for a job with the State of Colorado and/or may be removed from a job after hire. "See resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of a properly competed application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect the applicant's score and/or prevent them from competing in any subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. Factors to be assessed are those outlined in the requirements, competencies, and preferred qualifications.

Years will be expressed in terms of full-time equivalent service with full-time workload equal to one (1) Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) year. No more than 1.00 FTE year may be credited in any twelve (12) month period. Positions working 40 hours of less per week will be pro-rated (i.e. 30 hrs/wk=0.75 FTE=9 mos credit; 20 hrs/wk=0.5 FTE=6 mos credit; 10 hrs/wk=0.25 FTE=3 most credit)


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