Washington State AGO Senior Investigator/Analyst, Criminal Justice Division, Attorney General's Office in Seattle, Washington


Agency Information

The Washington State Attorney General's Office (AGO) provides excellent, independent, and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protects the rights of its people. The chief legal office for the state of Washington, the AGO's attorneys and staff in 27 divisions and 12 locations across the state provide legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commissions.

Led by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the AGO works hard to protect consumers and seniors against fraud, keep our communities safe, protect our environment, and stand up for our veterans.

For more information about the AGO, we encourage you to review the Office's newest Annual Report which can be found HERE.

The Opportunity

The Attorney General's Office is recruiting for a permanent full time AGO Investigator/Analyst Supervisor in the Criminal Justice Division. This position is located in downtown Seattle.

The mission of the Criminal Justice Division (CRJ) is to work with and support its partners in the criminal justice community and to work towards creating safe communities. Upon request from the Governor, local law enforcement and local prosecutors, the division investigates and prosecutes criminal cases throughout the state and provides investigative and prosecutorial support to local law enforcement and prosecutors in several areas including homicide cases, sexual assaults, white-collar crime, identity theft, and computer and high tech related crime.

The CRJ civilly prosecutes previously convicted sexually violent predators who have served their criminal sentence and who still pose a serious threat to re-offend. The CRJ provides state and nationwide investigative expertise and assistance through the office's Homicide Investigation and Tracking System (HITS) Unit, and through the investigators and crime analysts who are part of HITS. The CRJ also represents and advises the Washington State Patrol and Criminal Justice Training Commission.


This position investigates cases involving the civil commitment of sexually violent predators. In consultation with the Section Chief, the senior investigator/analyst locates victims and witnesses, conducts interviews, uncovers documents, court records, other evidence and information pertinent to the case, investigates proposed less restrictive alternative placements, and conducts other such investigative efforts as requested.

This position has been designated as a Senior Investigator/Analyst by the Criminal Justice Division Chief for the following reasons: special investigations, training with BLEA, expert consultation, and establish and maintain relationships with law enforcement and prosecutor's offices.


Bachelor's degree and ten years of experience conducting investigations, which include the authority to independently plan and conduct investigations specializing in crimes against persons and sexual offenses against children and adults.

Additional qualifying experience in criminal and civil investigations may substitute year for year for education.


Five years' experience as an AGO Investigator/Analyst.

Supplemental Information

A background check consisting of employment history, professional references, and education verification (e.g., degree, license or official transcript) may be conducted. Incumbent will be required to submit to and pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check conducted by the Washington State Patrol (WSP), Criminal Records Division, as a condition of employment and every five (5) years thereafter. Incumbent may also be required to submit to and pass a criminal background check at any time during the period of employment if, in the scope of their employment and assigned duties, they are identified as a witness by an AAG prosecuting a criminal case.


In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

  • A letter of interest, describing your specific qualifications for the position;
  • A current resume detailing experience, education, and current salary.


  • Carefully review your application for accuracy, spelling and grammar before submitting.
  • You may not reapply to this posting for 30 days.
  • The initial screening of applications will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "work experience" and "education" sections of your application in www.careers.wa.gov, completeness of the application material submitted, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire.
  • A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.
  • All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring this announcement in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at (360) 586-7693 or Washington Relay Service at (800) 676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.

For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Judith Vandergeest at (360) 586-7691 or judithv@atg.wa.gov.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com.

Salary: $62,748.00 - $82,344.00 Annually

Location: King County - Seattle - Downtown Business, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Attorney General's Office

Job Number: 2017-09324

Closing: 10/31/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov