Polygraph Operator

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Office of Human Resources Management
1400 McCormick Drive, Suite 159
Largo, MD 20774
(301) 883-6330
http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
POLYGRAPH EXAMINER – PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACT POSITION 18-032-22-LC (Part-time)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY
$80.00 /Hour

OPENING DATE: 02/08/18

CLOSING DATE: 02/22/18

THE POSITION

ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Bi-Lingual applicants are encouraged to apply

The Prince George’s County Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) is currently seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill a part-time Polygraph Examiner contract position, which will be assigned to the Public Safety Investigations (PSI) Division. This is full performance professional and administrative staff work, whereby the incumbent is responsible for administering comprehensive pre-employment polygraph examinations; interpreting results to determine truthfulness or deception for sworn and civilian positions within the County’s Public Safety Agencies, i.e., Police Department, Office of the Sheriff, Department of Corrections, Fire/EMS Department, and the Office of Homeland Security’s Public Safety Communications Division.EXAMPLES OF WORK

The incumbent will be responsible for scheduling and conducting polygraph examinations and/or Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA); conducting pretest interviews to determine factors affecting test conditions; demonstrating investigative proficiency, including the ability to systematically search for and examine the particulars of an applicant’s history to uncover facts that may preclude the applicant from being employed within the County’s Public Safety Agencies; interpreting results of physiological responses noted on charts to determine truthfulness or deception; and reporting results of examination in writing.

The incumbent must demonstrate knowledge of all applicable Federal, State, and Local employment laws; knowledge of polygraph techniques, chart analysis and interpretation; conversant with the legal requirements for appointments to public safety positions; ability to base relevant inquiries and evaluations of a candidates’ behaviors to the requirements and demands of the position, with consistency and without bias; skill in operating polygraph equipment, including computerized polygraph systems; ability to accurately and comprehensively articulate the information gathered, from a variety of sources, and explain how the information is used in determining a candidates’ suitability; ability to prepare and maintain all case files and final reports; submit files and reports to the PSI Manager for review on a weekly or as needed basis; performs all professional services thoroughly and timely; and ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity and truthfullness at all times.  Incumbent ensures that polygraph/CVSA examinations are conducted in accordance with the American Polygraph Association standards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Forensic Science, Criminology or a related field; graduation from an accredited polygraph school approved or recognized by the American Polygraph Association (APA) or the Maryland Polygraph Association (MPA); certified Polygraph Examiner from an accredited polygraph school approved or recognized by the American Polygraph Association (APA) or the Maryland Polygraph Association (MPA).  A combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.  EACH APPLICANT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION THAT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Candidates should be self-motivated individuals with outstanding oral and written communication skills; have high quality customer service skills to represent the County favorably; have the ability to work as a team to fulfill the mission of  PSI; have experience in establishing and maintaining effective and confidential relationships; demonstrate proficiency in the use of Windows-based computer applications; performing polygraph examinations, experience preparing  comprehensive reports; demonstrate active listening, comprehension of information, and use of logic and reasoning to ask questions, confirm and uncover facts.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license;
2. Pass a thorough background investigation, (including criminal, credit, traffic, employment history, drug screen);
3. Maintain complete confidentiality regarding the County’s hiring standards and all applicant information in accordance with established County policies, procedures, and laws; and
4. Participate in mandated background investigation training (16 hour requirement) as identified by the PSI Manager.

PREFERENCES
Four (4) years experience conducting pre-employment background investigations using polygraph examination and or Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA).

DURATION OF ELIGIBILITY: Candidates will be selected from a temporary register of eligibles which will become effective approximately four (4) weeks after the closing date. Once a selection has been made, the register will expire.

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK:  Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.

CLOSING DATE:  Applicants must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST) onFebruary 22, 2018.
Prince George’s County Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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