Temporary – Criminal Investigator I

Colorado Department of Revenue
July 11, 2019
Lakewood, CO
Job Type


Department Information

The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) employs approximately 1,600 hard-working and dedicated employees throughout Colorado. We can be seen performing functions as varied as auditing and collecting taxes, issuing driver licenses and motor vehicle titles, marketing lottery products, enforcing liquor laws, and regulating gaming, horse racing, marijuana, and the auto industry and assisting the citizens of our state.

CDOR Vision
To empower businesses and individuals through quality customer service, innovation and collaboration.

CDOR Mission
To become a trusted partner to every Coloradan to help them navigate the complexities of government so they can thrive.

The Department of Revenue offers 10 paid holidays per year, paid vacation and sick leave, discounted RTD Eco-Pass, BenefitHub program (discounted merchandise, food and travel, etc), CafeWell, employee wellness program and a great benefit package.
Description of Job

The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) is tasked with licensing and regulating the Medical and Retail Marijuana industries in Colorado. The Division implements legislation, develops rules, conducts background investigations, issues business licenses and enforces compliance mandates in order to maintain a robust regulatory structure. MED promotes transparency and clarity for all stakeholders by utilizing a highly collaborative process through which it develops industry regulations and furthers our primary mission to ensure public safety.

The professional in the position will conduct pre-employment background investigations and reports on potential MED employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, criminology, criminal justice, criminalistics, political science, police science, law enforcement, law, psychology, sociology or any related field
One (1) year of full-time professional investigative experience

Investigative experience in a field appropriate to the position may be substituted for the degree requirement only on a year-for-year basis.

A Master's degree in the required fields listed above may substitute for the Bachelor's degree.

Necessary Special Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a Colorado driver's license (at the time of application)
  • Applicants must be willing to work nights, rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and maintain on-call status while off-duty for emergency response
  • Applicants must be willing and able to perform heavy lifting, carrying, or otherwise moving objects, occasionally up to 100 pounds
  • Random drug tests may be required of all positions due to the nature of the industry
  • Candidate may be required to pass a Pre-Employment Drug Screen

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred applicants will possess more than the required minimum experience in professional investigative and/or compliance experience in a regulatory environment.

  • Experience conducting pre-employment background investigations.
  • Previous or current CO POST Certification, or like certification from another State.

Applicants applying for this opening will be subject to a Colorado Department of Revenue Background Check. In performing this investigation, there are certain offenses which as a rule will typically disqualify an applicant for any hiring consideration. These include having been convicted of and/or receiving a deferred judgment for a felony; deferred prosecution; or pleas of nolo contendre in the State of Colorado and other States with similar offenses. Due to the nature of the business, and more importantly this job assignment, the list of offenses includes, but is not limited to, the following: theft, fraud, unlawful possession of controlled or dangerous substances, assaultive offenses, and/or offenses involving use of a firearm or dangerous weapon. 

Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should an applicant's background reveal criminal charges, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department with written/official disposition of any charges during the background investigation process.

Applicants that have been terminated with cause from past employment and/or have sustained allegations of rule, policy and procedure violations will receive additional scrutiny as part of the investigation.

Applicants with a direct or indirect interest in any medical or retail marijuana license or licensee or hold an occupational license are prohibited from employment with the Marijuana Enforcement Division.

A state licensing authority employee with regulatory oversight responsibilities for marijuana businesses licensed by the state licensing authority shall not work for, represent, or provide consulting services to or otherwise derive pecuniary gain from a marijuana business licensed by the state licensing authority or other business entity established for the primary purpose of providing services to the marijuana industry for a period of six (6) months following his or her last day of employment with the state licensing authority.

Applicants must be willing and able to travel in and out of state as required to perform investigations. Applicants must be willing to work nights, rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays; and must possess and maintain a Colorado driver's license. (Be sure to include your driver's license number on your application). Random drug testing may be required of all positions due to the nature of the industry.

Dor Required Skills & Competencies

Competencies required for all DOR positions include good communications skills (both oral and written), interpersonal skills, the ability to follow written and oral instructions, the ability to multi-task, the ability to work with confidential information, the ability to work in high-stress environments, and the demonstrated ability to assist customers in an effective, efficient, and elegant manner.

The following are conditions of employment with the Colorado Department of Revenue:

  • All employees must be current with their income tax filings and payments with the State of Colorado. This includes successfully passing a pre-employment evaluation of your tax records/accounts.
  • Employees are in a position of public trust in the performance of their job duties and must operate in a manner that maintains the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and public confidence. All job finalists require successful completion of a background investigation and reference check prior to appointment. Background checks may include national criminal, financial, traffic, civil, education, and/or experience checks or any other checks related to the job assignment. Fingerprint background checks and pre-employment drug testing may also be required for some positions.

Supplemental Information

E-mail Address

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail. Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. Exam information or notification will take place via email; check your email frequently. Please include your current e-mail address on your application and set up your e-mail to accept messages from "state.co.us" and "info@governmentjobs.com" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

Applicant Checklist

Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.

Complete Applications Must Include The Following Documents

  • A complete CDOR Application for Announced Vacancy (Submit online using the link in this announcement)
  • A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (Submit online as part of your application)
  • A chronological resume (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)
  • A Cover Letter with a Written Narrative. The written narrative should describe your interest in this position and specifically how your education, abilities, skills and experience relate to the requirements, responsibilities and competencies listed in the job announcement. (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)

Minimum Qualifications And Comparative Analysis

Part of, or the entire review process for this position, will involve a review of the information submitted in the application material, including the answers to the supplemental questions. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of the application, the applicant describes the extent to which they possess the education, experience, competencies and background as they relate to the duties outlined in the job announcement, as well as the special and/or preferred qualifications. List your employment history starting with the most recent job, including part-time, temporary, and volunteer jobs. If more than one job was held with a given organization, list each job held as a separate period of employment. Under "Duties," describe clearly the tasks you performed and the nature of your supervisory, technical, or other responsibilities as they relate to the job for which you are applying. Be complete and specific in detailing of duties. Information must be accurate, including dates of employment. If it is found that information provided is falsified, you will not be considered for a job with the State of Colorado and/or may be removed from a job after hire. "See resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of a properly competed application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect the application review and/or prevent you from competing in any subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. Factors to be assessed are those outlined in the requirements, competencies, and preferred qualifications.


Company Description

With just under 1500 employees, the Colorado Department of Revenue oversees the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Enforcement Division, the Colorado State Lottery, and the Taxation Division. These services touch every Colorado resident. That's why we strive to:

-Provide outstanding customer service
-Develop regulations that protect our consumers, ensure public safety and support good business practices
-Guide and assist Colorado residents in complying with the state's laws, rules and regulations
-Instill public trust and confidence through professional and responsive employees

The Division of Motor Vehicles is dedicated to providing excellent identification, driver and motor vehicle services. You're always first in line when you use online services at www.colorado.gov/dmv

The Enforcement Division strives to uniformly enforce Colorado laws in a fair, consistent, and equitable manner through education, compliance, administration, and criminal enforcement. The Enforcement Division includes: Auto Industry Division, Gaming Division, Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division, Marijuana Enforcement Division, and the Division of Racing Events.

The Colorado Lottery creates and sells lottery games of chance that are held to the highest standards of integrity, efficiency and entertainment, in order to maximize proceeds for the people of Colorado. The Colorado State Lottery began in 1983 with just a single scratch game. Today, there are a variety of scratch and jackpot games. Since its inception, the Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 billion to the state of Colorado.

The Taxation Division promotes voluntary compliance with all Colorado state tax laws through information, education, assistance and customer service. Revenue Online, www.Colorado.gov/RevenueOnline, allows convenient and secure online access to file taxes, check refund status, set up payment plans and view tax records from previous years.