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Senior Investigator

Fortitude Valley

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community. Our functions and powers are set out in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification AO7
Workplace Location Brisbane - North
Job ad reference QLD/CCC/VRN/59/17
Closing date 19-Dec-2017
Job duration 5 years
Contact person Roy Paterson
Contact details (07) 3360 6377 /

We are looking for an individual to

  • Conduct complex investigations into serious corruption by members of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and by officers in other units of public administration.
  • In consultation with the Operations Co-ordinators, plan, develop and oversee the implementation of innovative and effective investigations into allegations of corruption.
  • Be required to be available for on call duties on a roster basis to attend and overview QPS investigations into deaths or likely deaths and other significant events with a nexus to the Queensland Police Service.

The Senior Investigator is responsible for:

  • Investigating and reporting on serious, complex and sensitive cases of alleged corruption on the part of members of the QPS and officers of other units of public administration.
  • Liaising closely with Commission staff from other disciplines including legal officers, financial investigators, intelligence analysts, complaints officers, monitoring officers, police officers and prevention advisers to achieve significant investigative and preventative results.
  • Liaising with officers and senior managers from other public sector agencies to obtain evidence relating to the investigation of allegations of corruption.
  • Provide recommendations for procedural reforms in the public sector to limit the opportunities for and to detect official corruption.
  • Assist legal officers of the Commission in the conduct of hearings undertaken for the purpose of investigations.
  • Prepare briefs of evidence in relation to matters arising from investigations for presentation in courts and tribunals.
  • As required, appear as a witness for the Commission or the Crown in relation to hearings or prosecutions, as appropriate, arising from Commission investigations.
  • Where required, assist the Operations Co-ordinator with the planning and development of innovative and effective investigations into allegations of official corruption.

 Key accountabilities of the role

  • Analytical and investigative skills in complex matters, using investigative techniques and technologies and utilising specialist contributions to investigations.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage complex investigations, demonstrated by substantial experience as an investigator in a law enforcement agency or within the public sector.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and oral communication skills including ability to negotiate effectively, conduct investigative interviews and operate as an effective team member.
  • High level of written communication skills including ability to prepare detailed reports, briefs of evidence and correspondence dealing with complex issues.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of criminal or administrative law and its application.  Knowledge of, or ability to acquire knowledge of, the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 and other relevant legislation and the Commission’s policies and procedures.

Qualifications/professional registration/other requirements

  • Certified copies of all qualifications must be produced at time of interview
  • Experience as an investigator in a law enforcement agency or within the public sector and who holds a Certificate IV in Government (Investigations) would be looked upon favourably.

For more detailed information, including how to apply, see the position description for vacancy VRN 59/17. For any inquiries, please contact Roy Paterson on telephone (07) 3360 6377 or email

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