Kotzebue Police Department
Job Description


Under the general direction of the Captain, the Investigator is responsible for on-going investigations considered "high profile" in nature such as deaths, sexual assaults, felonious assaults, burglaries, etc. Most major investigations undertaken by the department are referred to the Investigator.

Training/Education/Experience: Major crimes casework and assignments, investigatory education and training, crime scene technician/evidence collection experience, requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform complex tasks, investigations and detail oriented job tasks.

1. Must have a High School Diploma, or GED.
2. Must be 21 years of age, in good physical and mental condition, and with good moral character.
3. Must be a citizen of the United States.
4. Possess or be capable of obtaining an Alaska Drivers License.
5. Applicant should possess a combination of education, training and experience appropriate to the position.
6. Applicant should possess advanced knowledge and skill in evidence collection and interviewing.
7. Applicant should be eligible for an Intermediate Police Officer certificate from the Alaska Police Standards Council and must be bond-able and possess a valid drivers license.
8. Applicant must meet any other minimal standards for police officer as set out in 13AAC 85.010.
9. Complete testing/assessment components as required.

1. When manpower needs dictate, the Investigator also augments the patrol force and responds to calls for assistance by the public.
2. Interpret laws, especially those pertaining to search and seizure.
3. Arrest offenders and violators of the law.
4. Investigate crimes against persons and property.
5. Locate and interview witnesses, collect evidence and write detailed reports accurately describing an incident or crime.
6. Investigate juvenile crimes.
7. Apply to court for arrest warrants and court summons.
8. Apply for and testify before the court to obtain search warrants.

Salary: $29.50/hr. + D.O.E.
Permanent/Full Time
Immediate Supervisor: Police Captain
Positions Supervised: None

Opening Date: March, 2011
Closing Date: Open until Filled

Interested persons should submit an Alaska Police Standards Form F-3 found here
, including 2 sets of fingerprints, an application/resume, copy of Birth Certificate, and copy of 2 pieces of ID - one with a picture to:

City of Kotzebue
PO Box 46
Kotzebue, AK 99752

The City of Kotzebue is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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