Special Agent – Cyber Crimes

Job Announcement Code(s): 16-02659

County(ies): Dane
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
Special Agent-Cyber
Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary: Starting annual salary is between $58,676 and $77,126, depending on qualifications, plus an excellent benefit package. This position is in pay schedule and range 07-03. A 12-month probationary period will be required.
Contact: Jan Zadra, HR Specialist, (608)266-9627, [email protected]
Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented
Area of Competition: Open
Deadline to Apply: 10/12/2016
Assessment Information: 67561 –  016  Special Agent-Cyber Crimes
Preview Assessment
The Wisconsin Department of Justice/Division of Criminal Investigation is recruiting for the position of Special Agent.  This position conducts complex criminal investigations in the area of cyber crimes.Job Duties:
Special Agents are sworn law enforcement officers who provide assistance to local law enforcement agencies and investigate crimes of statewide importance and/or those that require highly specialized investigative resources.  Special Agents: Carry firearms and conduct criminal investigations; perform undercover investigations and surveillance operations; execute search warrants; make arrests; prepare evidence and testify in court; process crime scenes; interview witnesses and interrogate suspects; maintain records and prepare reports; participate on teams; adapt and react to diverse situations; function in high stress situations.
This position will investigate cyber crime activity and coordinate with organizations regarding cyber security incidents.  Provide investigative assistance to private sector companies or entities that are the victims of a cyber attack and leverage the DCI Digital Forensic Unit to conduct network and machine forensics to help determine the responsible party for the cyber attack.Special Agents may be subject to strenuous physical activity and/or adverse environmental conditions.  Each Special Agent is armed with a handgun and handcuffs.  Special Agents occasionally wear ballistic vests and may also utilize law enforcement equipment such as rifles, shotguns, batons, or electronic control devices.
Special Agents work a varied schedule that may require night, weekend and holiday hours.  Work assignments may require overnight stays and work during off hours, and may require response to assignments on short notice.
Special Notes:   Applicants must meet WI Law Enforcement Standards Board requirements, which include a thorough character and background investigation, drug screening, physical examination and psychological testing. Applicants must also:
– Be at least 21 years of age upon appointment.
– Possess/be eligible to possess a Wisconsin driver’s license upon appointment.
– Have no unpardoned felony convictions or convictions of domestic violence offenses.
– Reside or be willing to relocate (at own expense) to within 35 miles of the office.
– Be law enforcement-certified in the state of Wisconsin OR be eligible to take the reciprocity examination.
– Be free of Brady or Giglio obligations for testimony in court.
– Have the ability to attain and maintain a National Security clearance.
– Have 2 years of investigation experience meaning the primary duties were related to investigating criminal activity as part of an investigative work unit or task force or as a department’s primary investigator.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Certified Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officer, or be eligible to write the reciprocity exam; Knowledge of Wisconsin and Federal criminal statutes; Knowledge of Wisconsin Criminal justice system; Knowledge of modern overt and covert criminal investigative techniques and tools; Knowledge of crime trends; Knowledge of modern training methods and procedures; Knowledge of local, state and federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies; Skill in the use of firearms, police radios, motor vehicles, camera equipment, dictation equipment, computer applications and electronic surveillance equipment; Skill in the provision of courtroom testimony, the use of physical force and in self defense tactics; Skill in expressing ideas and incidents, both orally and in writing; Skill in observing and retaining pertinent information for later recall and recording; Skill in preparation of valid and complete criminal complaints sufficient to support arrest and search warrants; Skill in analyzing cases for purposes of extracting investigative leads.

In addition to Law Enforcement Certification, well qualified candidates will have education, training and/or experience in the following:

  • Investigation of cyber crime tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) which may include: website defacements, cross site scripting (XSS), Structured Query Language (SQL) injection (SQLi) attacks and denial of services attacks.
  • Application of security methodologies, processes, software application and hardware, which may include: firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS), as well as computer communication networks, protocols and analysis. 

How To Apply:

You must apply online and attach a resume and insert your cover letter to be considered for this position. Click on the “Login to Apply” button at the top of this announcement.  If you do not currently have a WISC.Jobs account, you will need to create one.  For instructions on how to create an account, click here. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, fax or as a hard copy.

Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Note: All candidates including current or former state employees must complete the assessment to be considered.


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