The Investigator conducts various types of criminal, civil, and proprietary investigations, covert surveillance, and background checks. The position will record all findings, obtain written and/or recorded evidence, prepare thorough investigative reports, and as needed, testify at legal proceeding and/or hearings.
Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence.
Independently develop and execute appropriate investigation strategy for assigned investigations.
Obtain and verify evidence by interviewing, conducting covert surveillance, and/or through the use of open-source and database information on suspects and witnesses.
Examine records/data, gather evidence, classify, and differentiate investigative elements.
Maintain proper evidence chain-of custody.
Assist in identifying trends and recommend corrective action to client.
Conduct security risk assessments, workplace violence activities, and crisis interventions.
Complete investigative reports in a thorough and professional manner.
Establish partnerships and collaborate with law enforcement agencies.
Testify at hearings and legal proceedings, as needed.
Serve as the liaison between the client and Pinkerton to ensure all inquiries/concerns are addressed in a confidential and appropriate manner
All other duties, as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or a security-related field with three to five years of experience as an Investigator in either the private or public sector.
Professional Certified Investigator, preferred.
Experience with complex criminal, civil, and/or proprietary investigations.
Working knowledge of criminal law and criminal justice rules of evidence, pertaining to theft/fraud and misappropriation issues.
Hands on knowledge of current federal/state laws governing investigations, evidence collection and handling, civil and criminal proceedings.
Effective independent judgment/decision-making and problem resolution skills.
Able to prepare accurate, clear and concise reports.
Effective written, verbal, and presentation skills.
Able to interact effectively at all levels, including management and across diverse backgrounds.
Able to prioritize and complete multiple assignments simultaneously while preserving the integrity of the investigation process.
Serve as an effective team member.
Computer skills; Microsoft Office.
With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:
Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, drug testing, and/or behavioral selection survey.
Maintain composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
Regular computer usage.
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or customers.
Manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment.
Close and distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
Frequent sitting, standing and/or walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs and walking up inclines and on uneven terrain.
On occasion, may be required to perform stressful and physical activity.
Travel, as required.
Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law.