Investigator I / II (Homeland Security Division) - Prince George's County , MD

August 13, 2019

Prince George's County ,MD

Investigator I / II (Homeland Security Division)

Nature and Variety of Work


Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply
The Prince George's County Police Department is currently seeking a highly qualified individual to fill a vacant Investigator I/II position, grade P-18/21, in the Homeland Security Division.

This is an entry-level to full performance professional position by which the incumbent performs various duties and responsibilities carried out in support of the Homeland Security Division Manager.  The incumbent in this position is authorized to carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with established performance standards and is subject to reporting and justifying task outcomes through their chain of command.  Work is performed under the supervision of a higher level investigator and performance will be evaluated based on accuracy, timeliness, and compliance with established guidelines and procedures.

This position is designated "Essential" and essential employees must be willing to participate during emergencies, in the event of a natural or manmade disaster; special activities/events.  Essential employees are expected to report to or remain at work when other county employees are granted administrative leave.


Examples of Work


  • Investigates and processes requests for information pertaining to crimes;
  • Provide information on the background of victims, suspects, and identify property and connections to assist in the arrest of perpetrators;
  • Processes information in the recovery of stolen property;
  • Investigates and processes information in the recovery of physical evidence through crime scene searches;
  • Gathers/obtains relevant information and data through approved agency techniques/procedures as part of the investigative process;
  • Responds to incoming phone calls;
  • Maintains situational awareness of developing crime trends and patterns and large scale or unusual events currently active in the county, or have the potential to affect the county;
  • Analyzes and evaluates crime trends through the use of computer systems and programs;
  • Maintains constant knowledge of current local, national and international events using multiple media outlets;
  • Acts as a liaison for the agency with various state and local partners and agencies;
  • Maintains working knowledge of critical infrastructures and facilities within the county;
  • Creates and maintains a log during relevant large scale and unusual events;
  • Prepares cases for trials or hearings; and
  • Testifies in Court.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Criminology, Law Enforcement, Business/Public Administration, one of the Social Sciences or related fields.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. EACH APPLICANT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION THAT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

Additional Information

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Upon selection, the candidate:

  1. Must pass a thorough background investigation and drug screening.
  2. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  3. May be assigned shift work to include (day/evening/midnights), weekends, and holidays.
  4. This is an essential position.  Essential employees are expected to report during standard or non-standard hours as operations necessitate.  Essential employees are expected to report or remain at work when other county employees are granted administrative leave.

DURATION OF ELIGIBILITY: Candidates will be selected from a temporary register of eligibles, which will become effective approximately four (4) weeks after the closing date. Once a selection has been made, the register will expire.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.
CLOSING DATE:  ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on August 26, 2019. 

Prince George's County Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace.

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
August 27, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.