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Occupational Report for Detectives and Criminal Investigators (33-3021) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes. Excludes "Private Detectives and Investigators" (33-9021).

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Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Employment Outlook for Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a much slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable, but limited, employment opportunities exist for trained workers largely due to the need to fill replacement openings.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Detectives and Criminal Investigators There are 6 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 6 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/17/14 La Grande
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/17/14 Salem
35G Imagery Analyst 10/17/14 Clackamas
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/17/14 Clackamas
35N Signals Intelligence Analyst 10/17/14 Clackamas
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/17/14 Bend
Job Openings from the Web for Detectives and Criminal Investigators The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 27 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Criminal Records Specialist I 10/20/14 Hillsboro Washington County
Criminal Records Specialist I 10/18/14 Hillsboro Washington County Oregon
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/17/14 Bend Army National Guard
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/17/14 Bend
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/17/14 Clackamas
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/17/14 Clackamas Army National Guard
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/16/14 Bend Army National Guard
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/16/14 Clackamas Army National Guard
35N Signals Intelligence Analyst 10/16/14 Clackamas Army National Guard
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/16/14 Salem Army National Guard
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/16/14 La Grande Army National Guard
OPA-3 (Client Civil Rights Compliance Investigator) 10/15/14 State of Oregon
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/15/14 Salem National Guard
35G Imagery Analyst 10/15/14 Clackamas National Guard
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/15/14 Clackamas National Guard
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/15/14 Bend National Guard
35F Intelligence Analyst 10/15/14 La Grande National Guard
35N Signals Intelligence Analyst 10/15/14 Clackamas National Guard
SUPERVISORY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR 10/10/14 Portland Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs
Signals Intelligence Analyst 10/3/14 Clackamas Army National Guard
Information Analyst - Entry Level 10/3/14 Beaverton
Intelligence Analyst 10/3/14 La Grande Army National Guard
Intelligence Analyst 10/3/14 Bend Army National Guard
Intelligence Analyst 10/3/14 Clackamas Army National Guard
Imagery Analyst 10/3/14 Clackamas Army National Guard
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State of Oregon License Information for Detectives and Criminal Investigators No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $21.62 $27.99 $35.19 $44.21 $57.47 $36.87 $76,683
Multnomah / Washington 21.44 29.41 38.95 46.15 60.37 39.07 81,256
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 21.08 24.66 30.39 35.83 42.10 31.18 64,857
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 24.18 26.06 29.12 32.78 35.39 29.52 61,404
Lane 25.13 30.39 37.61 46.72 59.46 40.19 83,586
Douglas 24.12 29.41 32.38 36.69 59.46 36.45 75,809
Jackson / Josephine 23.23 29.41 38.30 48.62 57.81 39.76 82,700
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 30.45 33.15 37.79 43.50 46.85 39.17 81,472
Clackamas 29.42 31.97 35.72 46.85 60.93 39.79 82,769
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Regional Employment Projections for Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 826 883 57 6.9% 6 18 24
Multnomah / Washington 320 339 19 5.9% 2 7 9
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 159 162 3 1.9% 0 4 4
Clackamas 64 67 3 4.7% 0 1 1
Lane 44 48 4 9.1% 0 1 1
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 36 38 2 5.6% 0 1 1
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 33 35 2 6.1% 0 1 1
Jackson / Josephine 32 33 1 3.1% 0 1 1
Douglas 16 17 1 6.2% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 10 11 1 10.0% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 8 8 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Klamath / Lake 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 826
Total All Industries Federal 165
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 165
Total All Industries State 151
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 144
Total All Industries Local 506
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 503
Educational Requirements for Detectives and Criminal Investigators The typical entry level education for this occupation is an Associate's degree. Those with a Bachelor's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. Up to five years of related work experience is commonly considered necessary for this occupation. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Detectives and Criminal Investigators
  • Analyze Evidence
  • Apply Active Listening Techniques
  • Apply Appropriate Physical Restraint
  • Apply Arrest, Search And Seizure Law
  • Apply Expert Observation In Criminal And Civil Investigations
  • Apply Mediation Techniques
  • Apply Pursuit Tactics
  • Apply Rules Of Evidence
  • Communicate Details Concisely And Consistently
  • Compile Biological Data As Part Of Police Investigations
  • Conduct Investigations And Research
  • Conduct Legal Searches
  • Conduct Polygraph Examinations
  • Enforce Laws, Ordinances And Regulations
  • Gather Physical Evidence
  • Identify Firearms And Weapons
  • Locate Persons (Skip Tracing )
  • Operate And Monitor Surveillance Equipment
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Reach Conclusions Quickly In Law Enforcement Situations
  • Recognize Physical And Emotional Abuse
  • Recognize Public Safety Hazards
  • Resolve Conflicts
  • Supervise Canine Officers
  • Use And Maintain Firearms
  • Use Appropriate Physical Response In Law Enforcement Situations
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Interviewing Techniques
  • Use Law Enforcement Methods And Procedures
  • Use Rescue Procedures
  • Use Surveillance Techniques
  • Verify Investigative Information
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Detectives and Criminal Investigators The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

ITT Technical Institute-Portland
9500 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: (503) 255-6500
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Pioneer Pacific College
27501 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9296
Phone: (503) 682-3903
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Klamath Community College
7390 South Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603-7121
Phone: (541) 882-3521
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Detectives and Criminal Investigators These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Central Oregon Community College
Lane Community College
Rogue Community College
Treasure Valley Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Detectives and Criminal Investigators matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Police And Sheriff'S Patrol Officers 68%
Transit And Railroad Police 57%
Fish And Game Wardens 55%
First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives 51%
Private Detectives And Investigators 42%
Correctional Officers And Jailers 40%
Animal Control Workers 34%
Gaming Surveillance Officers And Gaming Investigators 34%