Law Enforcement Compliance Agent
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving criminal and administrative investigations to the enforcement of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Act and Oklahoma Administrative Code 475 as they relate to Diversion and Compliance related matters.
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
- Investigates violations of State and/or Federal laws, rules and regulations concerning controlled dangerous drugs to include drug forgery rings and persons who obtain controlled dangerous drugs by forgery, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, and theft.
- Investigates violations of any OBN Registrant who violates state laws, rules and regulations to include administering, prescribing, dispensing, storing and proper record keeping as they relate to controlled dangerous drugs.
- Gathers and analyzes information; searches for and gathers physical or documentary evidence or clues; interviews witnesses; interrogates suspects; obtains signed statements and affidavits; prepares investigative reports and case reports; presents findings in clear, logical, impartial and properly documented reports.
- Assists prosecutors in filing charges, appears as a witness in criminal and administrative court proceedings; drafts and executes legal documents for use in a criminal and administrative investigations, subpoenas for evidence, search warrants, arrest warrants and affidavits.
- Investigates Registrant applicants who apply for an OBN Registration and disclose actions defined in Title 63 O.S. Section 2-304 (A) (1-11).
- Conducts investigations and makes recommendations to the OBN Director for waiver requests by OBN Registrants who want to hire a person pursuant to OBN rules, OAC 475:20-1-5 (g) (h).
- Examines physical security safeguards and accounting procedures of persons registered to manufacture, receive, hold and dispense controlled dangerous substances.
- Participates in training, studies professional material relating to new investigative procedures and techniques, studies legal materials relating to court rulings and state and federal law; attends training sessions to acquire new skills.
The Law Enforcement Compliance Agent job family consists of three levels which are distinguished based on the level of complexity of assigned tasks, the expertise required to complete assigned work, and the responsibilities assigned for the leadership and others.
Level I Code: G26A Salary Band: I
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities involving beginning level work in conducting diversion/compliance criminal and administrative investigations. In this role they will exercise the general powers of a law enforcement officer while receiving training to conduct investigations of criminal violations of Oklahoma state laws and violations of Oklahoma Administrative Code 475.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the principles and techniques of investigation; of state and federal laws pertaining to controlled dangerous substances; of laws, court decisions, and rules pertaining to search and seizure, invasion of privacy, arrest, and rules of regulations relating to investigating, interviewing, and interrogating witnesses, suspects, and informants; and of firearm safety practices. Ability is required to analyze, interpret and evaluate, information obtained; to recognize, collect and preserve physical evidence and controlled dangerous substances; to subdue persons; to protect oneself, associates and others; to organize and present facts and opinions clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to use a firearm; to cope with stressful and/or potentially dangerous situations; to handle confidential work and tact and discretion; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies and state medical licensure agencies. Compliance Agents must be able to pass the basic fitness course as identified to support CLEET compliance.
Education and Experience requirements at this level are statutory (Title 63 O.S. Section 2-103B) ….. “agents shall be at least twenty-one years of age and shall have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university” and must be a Certified CLEET Law Enforcement Officer through the Oklahoma Counsel for Law Enforcement Education and Training or must be eligible for CLEET certification through reciprocity certification prior to employment.
Level II Code: G26B Salary Band: J
This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level for performing a full range of basic criminal and administrative investigative duties pertaining to the enforcement of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Act and Oklahoma Administrative Code 475. This involves completing all required activities to investigate violations of applicable laws, rules and regulations, participate in undercover operations and surveillance operations, gather and analyze evidence, interview witnesses, interrogate suspects and other related duties regarding the diversion of controlled dangerous substances.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus the ability to carry out undercover work assignments; to evaluate the reliability and credibility of statements and witnesses; to write reports where facts are presented clearly and concisely; and to complete any necessary training required by the agency.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I and one year of Diversion/Compliance drug enforcement experience.
Level III Code: G26C Salary Band: K
This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities as a senior agent involving advanced level criminal and administrative investigative work including coordinating and partnering in major investigations and specialized criminal and administrative investigations, acting as a lead worker on investigations, providing training or guidance to lower level Compliance Agents, or similar duties and responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities included those identified in Level II plus knowledge of covert investigations; of agency policies and procedures; of the investigative jurisdiction of the agency; and the use of electronic surveillance equipment; and the ability to conduct a wide range of investigations and to guide and direct the work of others in completing assigned investigations or other activities.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus two additional years of qualifying experience.