MD Anderson Cancer Center Detective, University Police in Houston, Texas
The primary purpose of the Detective position is to provide investigative expertise and oversight on a wide variety of criminal investigations in the University of Texas Police Department at Houston.
The Detective is responsible for conducting investigations while enforcing criminal laws and institutional regulations that promote the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, patients, visitors and all property within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
Lead investigator on all major criminal matters and lengthy investigations; ability to effect forcible arrests of violators
Ability to communicate with witnesses and complainants in an effective manner
Conducts skillful interviews/interrogations of suspects, prisoners, complainants and witnesses to obtain information beneficial to the investigation and the apprehension and conviction of offenders
Prepares investigative and activity reports, maintains records and responds to correspondence.
Conducts investigations in cooperation with federal, state, county and local agencies and such other cases and matters as may be assigned
Maintains a close working relationship and liaison with department members and other law enforcement agencies.
Conducts complex criminal investigations
Interprets complex information
Frequently makes decisions without consulting a supervisor
Exercises extensive independent judgment and takes appropriate action with limited opportunity to evaluate alternatives
Obtains and executes search and arrest warrants
As directed, supervises subordinates while they are conducting investigations, surveillances, interviews, interrogations and crime scene processing; ability to work effectively over a prolonged period of time
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and to restrict the use of such information.
Analysis and Audits
When instructed by the Chief of Police or his/her designee, conducts undercover surveillance, investigations and internal investigations.
Conducts audits of criminal cases and is responsible for case management; performs transfer officer duties for criminal cases to offices of various prosecutors.
Develops sources of information; locates and interviews confidential informants
Visits locations frequented by criminals to determine criminal habits, associates, characteristics, aliases and other relevant information
Makes analysis of crime trends and patterns
Possesses forensic and technical surveillance equipment expertise.
Crime scene specialist; conducts crime scene searches, at which time appropriately searches for, seizes and preserves evidence which is needed for the investigation of the crime and the apprehension and conviction of the offender
Acts as custodian and technician of evidence.
Testimony and Administrative Tasks
Gives credible testimony in the criminal and civil courts of this state and The United States. Effectively testifies in grand juries, county, district and federal courts.
Participates in public relations and crime prevention enhancement activities by attending civic club meetings, churches, schools and other places of public or university gathering and explaining the activities and functions of the police department and crime prevention methods.
May conduct research on key topical areas and develop targeted presentations for departmental personnel.
Trains and mentors investigators by providing training and instruction in the methods and techniques of criminal investigations
Prepares administrative documentation necessary to the work function
Provides training for departmental personnel and conducts crime prevention programs on campus
Determines investigators' training needs.
Complies with all state and university policies.
Maintains current knowledge of the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the department pertaining to assigned area of responsibility
Remains current on job-specific procedures, laws, rules and regulations through professional development courses, meetings, research and job-related publications
Demonstrates the skill to apply these specialized techniques in the course of his/her duties.
Keeps supervisor informed of activities and findings.
Provides dignitary protection and transportation services as required.
Other Duties as Assigned (including, but not limited to):
Emergency recall and/or may be required to remain onsite or work extended hours during man-made or natural disasters and unusual occurrences on campus.
Local or long distance travel may be required for training or other business purposes occasionally.
Required: In accordance with current levels of education for commissioned police officers of the University of Texas System as adopted by the Board of Regents.
Required: Ten years of experience as a commissioned peace officer, with six years as an investigator or detective.
All of the following are required:
Commissioned/licensed peace officer for the State of Texas.
Valid Class C Texas driver's license.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Requisition ID: 129915
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Work Week: Days
Fund Type: Hard
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,400
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 85,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 102,600