Special Agent Job Description

Special Agent Job Description

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Special agent provides instruction, instructional assistance, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for digital forensics, forensic analysis, network intrusion investigations, and CI investigations in a cyber-environment.

Special Agent Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Deliver and facilitate classroom instruction ensuring new and existing employees can perform required job duties
Become a subject matter expert and may assist with development of training materials o
Determines appropriate action to be taken on customer's behalf, which may include problem determination and appropriate next steps
Provide expertise to local law enforcement organizations investigating accidents and incidents at crossings and other railroad/public points of contact
Investigate crimes on or against the railroad that include theft, vandalism, derailment, signal damage, and track obstructions
Conducts timely, comprehensive and objective criminal investigations relating to financial crimes bringing such investigations to a logical conclusion, while protecting the rights afforded to all citizens
Gathers evidence in accordance with State Police procedures, while maintaining a proper chain of custody
Effects arrest when probable cause exists
Maintains communication with, state, federal and local prosecutors to contribute to successful prosecution of suspects
Conducts interviews of victims, suspects and witnesses

Special Agent Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Special Agent

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DCJS, CFE, TA, DPSST, BLEA, LEO, AZPOST, ASO

Education for Special Agent

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the special agent job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Criminal Justice, Accounting, Law Enforcement, Criminology, Finance, Computer Science, Sociology, Education, Government, Military

Skills for Special Agent

Desired skills for special agent include:

Criminal law and procedures
Like events
Load securement
Railroad industry and operations
2X Functions and Asset Validation
CI Investigations and Force Protection
CI Operations both tactical and strategic
Of the CI Enterprise
Appropriate grammar
Computers and computer applications

Desired experience for special agent includes:

Must qualify on the Operations Management Test Battery
Hours which include rotating on-call responsibilities which may be outside standard hours
Work hours may vary in length and schedule (may include a non-standard work week)
Work with other Law Enforcement Agencies during investigations and in joint enforcement operations
Maintain good working knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures
Effectively and efficiently plan, manage and prioritize workload and conduct general and directed patrols

Special Agent Examples

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Special Agent Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of special agent. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for special agent
  • When necessary, qualifies as an expert witness and testifies to findings in court
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates investigative assignments relating to crimes other than those which are financial in nature
  • Pursues assigned criminal investigations to the extent possible by the identification and expeditious pursuit of all leads
  • Effectively develops and utilizes sources of information
  • Maintains regular ongoing communications with victims or victim’s family as appropriate, about the status of the investigation
  • Reports accurately reflect and document interviews, actions and investigations
  • Initiates and produces appropriate documents as needed to include, but not limited to Department forms, memos, outside letters, summaries
  • Reports are produced accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with established guidelines and instructions
  • Inspects and helps maintain accuracy of case files
  • Submits substantive intelligence reports when such information becomes available relating to any possible or ongoing criminal activity
Qualifications for special agent
  • Be prepared to travel on assignments, in response to incidents and for training
  • Provide assistance to victims of crime
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and prosecution files and deliver court testimony
  • High school diploma with College or University programs an asset
  • Must be a full-time state commissioned Police Officer
  • Knowledge of the U.S. Criminal Justice System
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of special agent. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special agent
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and patterns at local, state, and national level in matters related to criminal investigations
  • Maintains liaisons and professional working relationships with state, local and federal agencies with whom this agency has a mutual interest
  • Maintains all equipment, including Department issued vehicles in a satisfactory condition
  • Maintains personal appearance and complies with the Weight Control Program as defined by policy
  • Attends and participates in all assigned training including Departmental training, Learning Management System, and other outside training and conferences
  • Attends bi-annual in-service training
  • Participates in annual firearms training and qualifies with all issued Departmental firearms
  • Identifies and participates in additional training related to the investigation of criminal acts and financial crimes
  • Conducts timely, comprehensive, and objective criminal investigations bringing such investigations to a logical conclusion while protecting the rights afforded to all citizens
  • Gathers evidence in accordance to State Police procedures, while maintaining a proper chain of custody
Qualifications for special agent
  • Must meet Flex Facilitator Certification
  • Ability to be very flexible to train as needed and to work as Agent when not training
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of curriculum and ability to facilitate curriculum using Learner Led methodologies during certification, train-the-trainer sessions and classroom assignments
  • Must have a clear criminal record
  • Must acquire a passport upon hiring
  • Must pass extensive background and financial/credit checks
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of special agent. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special agent
  • Analyzes financial data and prepares spreadsheets, charts, and other related aids which serve to explain the method, technique or pattern of criminal activity
  • Initiates and produces appropriate documents as needed to include, but not limited to State Police forms, memos, outside letters, summaries
  • Inspects and helps maintains accuracy of case files
  • Completes necessary training to maintain certification and competency in the fields of criminal investigations with an emphasis on financial crimes
  • Maintains liaisons and professional working relationships with state, local and federal agencies with whom this agency has mutual interest
  • Develops and utilizes sources of information
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates investigative assignments
  • Pursues assigned financial related cases to the extent possible by the identification and expeditious pursuit of all leads
  • Stays thoroughly familiar with state and federal statutes concerning money laundering, asset seizures and asset forfeitures
  • Capable of tracing and documenting the flow of assets and identify methods used to conceal
Qualifications for special agent
  • Ability to pass medical examination and drug test
  • Meet vision standards of uncorrected vision acuity of at least 20/40, corrected visual acuity of 20/30 with normal color vision
  • Meet minimum hearing requirements
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license for the state in which they are employed
  • Must be qualified in First Aid, CPR and AED
  • Community involvement would be an asset
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a special agent. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for special agent
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and patterns of local, state, and national level in matters related to criminal investigations
  • Completes necessary training to maintain certification and competency in the fields of criminal investigations
  • Conducts independent felony-level criminal investigations
  • Processes crime scenes and collects evidence
  • Conducts interviews or interrogations of complainants, victims, witnesses and subject
  • Provide forensic laboratory support
  • Performs Protective Services operations
  • Provides management, oversight and leadership to the investigative teams to keep projects on track and ensure accurate and timely work in the process
  • Provides vision, direction, and focus to align investigative work to accomplish the Inspector General’s strategic goals by supervising multiple, high risk/impact, or sensitive investigations, ensuring soundness, legality and integrity of investigations and the effective utilization of assigned staff and resources
  • Provides advice and assistance to the Federal and state prosecutors during investigations and prosecutions, including testifying in court if necessary
Qualifications for special agent
  • Must be able to meet CPPS Firearms and Use of Force Standards
  • Providing support to the airport help desk including weekend cover
  • Handle customer calls from the special needs assistance line
  • Provide back office assistance to the revenue department
  • Assist Customer Services department
  • Report any system issues to our internal support team
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a special agent. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for special agent
  • Is responsible for the effective use of resources, manages the budget for the assigned region, and identifies improvements in work processes, policies and procedures to ensure both effectiveness and efficiency
  • Polices terminals, yards, right-of-ways, and other railroad property
  • Protects property, employees, patrons, and goods in transit
  • Performs inspections, background checks, and criminal investigations, as assigned
  • Exercises proper prevention techniques, makes inspections of freight, applies security devices, and conducts surveillances to prevent crimes against the company
  • Responds to police calls for service and, as a first responder, facilitates the effective coordination of fire and rescue, hazmat and environmental, law enforcement, and/or other emergency service
  • Monitor physical access to company facilities
  • Promotes department security goals and enhances the department’s professional image by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within and outside KCS (e.g., local, state, federal law enforcement agencies other public safety agencies)
  • Maintain good working knowledge of relevant Transport Canada’s legislation, policies and procedures
  • Manage and assist in the daily operations of Counterintelligence (CI) Special Agents assigned to the Counterintelligence-Cyber Special Agent (CCSA) training program
Qualifications for special agent
  • Understand the criminal justice system in the United States
  • No discipline within the last 3 years
  • Must possess computer literacy to include Microsoft word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and computer forensic skills
  • Ability to develop and implement plans and make tactical adjustments as situations develop
  • Ability to manage multiple high stress, fluid and geographically diverse situations at once
  • Ability to differentiate the role of a commissioned police officer from the role of an employee with CP and to balance the potential for competing priorities

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