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Special Agent

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2022
Requisition ID:  414861

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.



About the Office of the Inspector General (OIG):

The Indiana Inspector General is responsible for investigating and addressing fraud, waste, abuse, and wrongdoing in any agency within the executive branch of the Indiana state government. This includes any authority, board, branch, commission, committee, department, division, or other instrumentality of the executive branch of the Indiana state government. The Inspector-General does not have jurisdiction over the judicial or legislative branches of state government or local or county government.


The State Ethics Commission has jurisdiction over (1) a current or former state officer; (2) a current or former employee of a state agency; (3) a person who has a business relationship with a state agency; or (4) a current or former special state appointee. The State Ethics Commission has the ultimate authority to interpret the Indiana Code of Ethics.



The salary for this position traditionally starts at $53,222.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


Role Overview:

As a Special Agent, you will conduct investigations of alleged fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and wrongdoing in state executive branch agencies. Based upon investigative findings, present to the Inspector General recommendations for criminal or civil prosecution, or issuance of an efficiency report that will aid the Inspector General in fostering a culture of integrity that contributes to public confidence in state government.


About the Job:

The Special Agent (SA) is a law enforcement officer statutorily charged to support the mission of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to investigate fraud, waste, abuse, and wrongdoing in any agency within the executive branch of Indiana state government to foster a culture of integrity that contributes to public confidence in state government.  

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Investigate a wide range and variety of practices within the Executive Branch state agencies dictated by the parameters established in Indiana Code. 
  • Investigate personnel and fiscal records to ascertain misappropriation of public assets or funds. 
  • Investigate assigned complaints concerning violations of statutes and regulations by state employees or agencies. 
  • Research files, records, statutes, and rules to ensure proper authorization and other compliances. 
  • Prepare and file formal complaints against offending or alleged offenders on behalf of the Inspector General. 
  • Present testimony and serve as an expert witness in criminal court and State Ethics Commission hearings. 
  • Obtain and serve arrest warrant, search warrants, and subpoenas as directed.  

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Must have a High School Diploma or a High School Equivalent (HSE).  
  • Must be Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Tier 1 Certified or obtain once hired. 
  • Must have minimum of 5 years criminal investigative experience, with a preference in White Collar, Public Corruption, Financial Fraud, or Internal Personnel.  
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience in, investigative procedures, interview techniques, criminal detection, and apprehension.  
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience in, evidence collection and chain of custody procedures, criminal and civil liability, due process, and criminal justice information databases.  
  • Thorough knowledge of state government organization and procedures as well as state statutes, rules, and laws governing areas of responsibility. 
  • Working knowledge of filing and enforcement requirements of the Office of Inspector General. 
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and make determinations and recommendations relative to the necessity of conducting investigations. 

This person must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

  • Must maintain ILEA Tier 1 law enforcement certification through completion of annual ILEA mandated training requirements. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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