Job SummaryResponsible for investigating violations of U.S. laws, compiling evidence, and reporting findings to the attorney general.
- Investigate crimes such as kidnapping, money laundering, counterfeiting, extortion, terrorism, espionage, bank robbery, fraud, and sabotage.
- Interview witnesses and suspects.
- Perform undercover surveillance.
- Investigate criminal violations of federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution
- Take photographs.
- Participate in raids.
- Use the evidence during court proceedings.
- Analyze crime scenes and bag evidence.
- Examine blood spatters.
- Collect and record physical information about arrested suspects, including fingerprints, height and weight measurements, and photographs.
- Work in crime detection laboratories and analyze blood or DNA samples.
- Work within fingerprint databases.
- Track down criminals wanted for international crimes.
- Investigate federal crimes, such as tax evasion and counterfeiting.
- Run character and security checks on government employees.
- Use informants to get leads on suspects or illegal activity.
- Coordinate activities with other offices or agencies.
- Obtain and act on search warrants.
- Search property such as buildings, houses, and vehicles for evidence of illegal activity.
- Present findings in an impartial way.
- Review completed cases for accuracy.