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SC Department of Public Safety Special Investigator in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

This position is located in the Office of Legal, Legislative and External Affairs. The mission of the State of South Carolina Department of Insurance is to protect the insurance consumers, the public interest, and the insurance marketplace by enforcing and implementing the insurance laws of this State; and by regulating the insurance industry in an efficient, courteous, responsive, fair and equitable manner. For more information about the South Carolina Department of Insurance please visit

The Special Investigator is responsible for investigation allegations of misconduct or complaints that the insurance laws of the State of South Carolina have been violated. This position is responsible for seeking and collecting evidence to prove or disprove an allegation and ensuring that investigations conducted are thorough and well-documented. The Special Investigator works under the general supervision of the Chief Investigator.

Job Functions:

  • Reviews and investigates complaints and allegations that the insurance laws have been violated to determine whether the Department has jurisdiction before assigning cases to be investigated;
  • Accurately interprets the facts, circumstances and evidence common to the investigation process;
  • Prepares detailed narrative and evidentiary reports of alleged violations;
  • gathers on-site evidence including photographs, if applicable, witness statements, and supporting documentation;
  • Researches issue(s) and confers with the Chief Investigator or counsel to verify alleged violations;
  • Assists with the preparation of cases for administrative hearings and testifies before the Administrative Law Judge Division NOTE: This position does not have criminal jurisdiction and is not a law enforcement position. Assists with special projects as assigned.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A bachelor's degree from an accredited four year university or college and 5 -7 years' experience conducting investigations or performing law enforcement duties.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Ability to analyze complex situations, determine pertinent facts, reach reasonable conclusions and propose solutions based on applicable law;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the law, rules of evidence, investigative techniques, principles and practices;
  • An understanding of the application of state laws and the ability to communicate that understanding effectively;
  • Maintain a high degree of integrity in a position of public trust; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, law enforcement, and other government and insurance officials.
  • Ability to present clear, concise and comprehensive written and oral reports. Preferred Qualifications


Additional Comments

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of personal computers and software including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, photo images, investigative policies and procedures.

This position requires demonstrated skills and abilities in:

  • problem solving, decision making, and planning;
  • verbal and written communication;
  • interviewing witnesses;
  • photographing evidence; and
  • conducting, organizing and managing investigations.
  • ability to apply critical thinking to evaluate, analyze and interpret information;
  • work independently and with minimal supervision;
  • make sound decisions based on the fact and the circumstances discovered;
  • follow standard investigative guidelines to conduct investigations and evaluate evidence;
  • ability to respond professionally during stressful situations The successful applicant must be able to work in a team setting and be able to travel frequently throughout the state. There is the potential for some overnight travel.

*Educational Credentials: *Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application will be required to submit a sealed, certified copy of the transcript(s) prior to beginning employment. Failure to produce an official, certified transcript will result in any conditional offer of employment being rescinded.

It is the policy of the South Carolina Department of Insurance to provide equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees and applicants without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including, but not limited to, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and lactation), disability or age.* *

Salary: $33,494.00 - $61,975.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 107636

Closing: 12/4/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: JA15

Position Number: 60025927

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 5

Hiring Range - Min.: $40,000.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $45,000.00

Opening Date: 11/20/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: A RESUME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED NOR REVIEWED TO DETERMINE IF AN APPLICANT HAS MET THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION. If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 on the state closing date.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Insurance

Address: 1201 Main Street, Suite 1000 Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-737-6160