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State of Georgia Job Description

Job Title: Narcotics Agent
Job Code: 17497
Last Update: 12/1/2001
Salary Plan: SWD
Pay Grade: 015
Salary Minimum: $35,569.36/yr
Market Midpoint: $48,935.59/yr
Salary Maximum: $62,301.82/yr
Additional Job Statistics...
Company: 471

Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards:

1 Makes undercover drug purchases on a statewide basis as required. (Performed by all incumbents)
   ** Works undercover narcotics investigations on a statewide basis.
   ** Infiltrates the local drug culture and makes the purchases of drugs.
   ** Is available for work both day and night as required.

2 Testifies in court. (Performed by all incumbents)
   ** Presents a professional image in court.
   ** Coordinates the prosecution of cases with the District Attorney
   ** Presents accurate testimony in a clear and distinct manner.
   ** Thoroughly prepares and presents evidence of case during testimony.

3 Prepares complete and accurate case reports. (Performed by all incumbents)
   ** Organizes case report according to applicable guidelines.
   ** Prepares and presents complete case reports for file review.
   ** Ensures that all cases are disseminated to the proper authority in a timely manner as directed.

4 Interviews informants, witnesses, and defendants according to established guidelines. (Performed by all incumbents)
   ** Properly documents interviews according to applicable guidelines.
   ** Demonstrates skill in interviewing informants, witnesses, and defendants from diverse backqrounds, including educational level and race.
   ** Advises all defendants of their rights, and completes the necessary documentation.
   ** Completes Arrest Record on all defendants in a complete and timely manner.

5 Handles evidence according to established guidelines and procedures. (Performed by all incumbents)
   ** Demonstrates knowledge of the capabilities of the Division of Forensic Sciences.
   ** Demonstrates knowledge and skill in proper handling procedures for various types of evidence.
   ** Submits evidence to Division of Forensic Sciences in a timely manner.

6 Makes arrests. (Performed by all incumbents)
   ** Makes every reasonable effort to identify prospective defendants and ascertain their proper address.
   ** Behaves in a professional manner when arresting defendants.
   ** Assists other officers as required in all phases of the arrest/booking procedure.
   ** Properly prepares search warrants and arrest warrants based on established guidelines and policies.

7 Conducts sophisticated investigations and surveillance. (Performed by all incumbents)
   ** Demonstrates current knowledge and skill in proper use and maintenance of the Bureau's surveillance equipment, including body bugs and night scopes.
   ** Plans backup visual signals when using body bugs.
   ** Ensures that all buys/busts are planned thoroughly, and each participant knows his/her responsibilities.
   ** Ensures that all buys/busts and raids are conducted in accordance with prescribed Bureau policies and procedures.

Entry Qualifications:

Completion of an undergraduate degree at a four year college or university. Necessary legal requirement: incumbents in this job are by law considered to be peace officers. Therefore, applicants must meet the standards prescribed by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards And Training council (POST).

Preferred Qualifications:

No Preferred Qualifications information is available.

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