AFSC 7S0X1 - Special Investigations

Air Force Enlisted Job Description

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Specialty Summary

(Note: This is not an entry-level job). Conducts criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, personal background, and technical services investigations and special inquiries. Manages special investigations activities. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 832.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Plans, conducts, documents, and manages proactive and reactive investigative activities. Interviews victims and witnesses and interrogates persons suspected of committing major violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other laws.

Administers oaths to and obtains signed statements from persons interviewed and interrogated. Conducts crime scene searches. Identifies, seizes, preserves, and safeguards evidence, and requests laboratory analyses thereof. Plans and participates in surveillance operations. Conducts lineups and fingerprints suspects. Conducts economic, violation of public trust, and environmental crime investigations. Conducts liaison with counterpart investigative and security agencies. Identifies, tests, and recruits human sources of information. Conducts intrusion and other computer crime investigations. Documents investigative activity in management information systems and provides detailed reports to command and legal authorities for their action. Provides testimony in legal proceedings and regularly briefs command officials on the status of investigative services. Coordinates investigative matters of mutual interest with other local, state, federal, and foreign law enforcement and security agencies.

Plans, conducts, documents, and manages counterintelligence and force protection investigative activities. Investigates allegations of espionage, sabotage, terrorism, subversion, and major security violations. Establishes contact with host nation counterpart agencies and friendly forces to determine multi-discipline threats to USAF or DoD personnel, resources and operations.

Develops human source networks to obtain critical and timely threat information. Collects, analyzes, documents and expeditiously reports threat information to the appropriate command authorities. Conducts personnel suitability investigations, protective service operations, provides technical surveillance countermeasures support, and conducts special inquiry investigations. Conducts offensive counterespionage operations targeting foreign intelligence services. Conducts defensive and awareness briefings on threat posed by foreign intelligence services, terrorist, subversive groups and other threats.

Plans, conducts, documents and manages personnel security investigations to determine whether unfavorable information exists on persons regarding their character, loyalty, discretion, integrity, and financial responsibility.

Plans, conducts, documents, and manages technical services support to all AFOSI investigative mission areas. Performs preventative and corrective maintenance on equipment to ensure operational readiness. Plans, conducts, documents, and manages Psychophyisiological Detection of Deception (PDD) examinations and maintains equipment. Plans, conducts, documents, and manages computer crime investigative matters.

Specialty Qualifications:

Special Note:Special Investigations (Office of Special Investigations, OSI) is not an entry-level career field. In other words, you cannot become a Special Investigations Agent when you first join the Air Force.

Enlisted Air Force members may apply for special agent duty once they've first served in another career field. Those eligible are Master Sergeants, Technical Sergeants, and Staff Sergeants with fewer than 12 years of military service, Senior airmen with fewer than six years of service, and Senior Airmen-selects. All applicants must have outstanding records. (Grade requirements may be waived for special or unusual circumstances.)

Most eagerly sought by the command are applicants who possess computer skills or speak foreign languages (Japanese, Turkish, Korean, and Arabic are most critical).

Those knowledgeable in electronics are encouraged to seek investigative duties with OSI's Technical Services Division or Computer Crime Division.

Airmen cannot apply if they are filling a critical AFSC, as defined by the Air Force Personnel Center. In all cases, those interested should contact the nearest OSI detachment for the latest information regarding eligibility criteria and the application process. They should also contact their local Military Personnel Flight retraining branch.

Enlisted members from non-Air Force branches of the armed forces should visit an Air Force recruiter for details on how to join the Air Force.

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of special investigations policy, procedures, and techniques concerning criminal, economic, environmental, counterintelligence, force protection, computer crime and technical services computer use and operations.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general educational development equivalency with courses in accounting and a foreign language is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 7S031, completion of the Special Investigators Course at the United States Air Force Special Investigations Academy is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

7S071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 7S031. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as investigations or inquiries.

7S091. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 7S071. Also, experience managing special investigative activities such as criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, or technical services.

Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:

For entry into this specialty, qualification according to AFI 36-2110, Assignments.

For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs:

Ability to speak and write clearly and distinctly.

Qualification to bear firearms according to AFI 31-207, Arming and Use of Force by Air Force Personnel.

Specialty requires routine access to Top Secret material or similar environment. For award and retention of AFSCs 7S0XX, completion of a current Single Scope Background Investigation, (SSBI) according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management.

For award and retention of these AFSCs, certification by the Commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Deployment Rate for this AFSC

Strength Req: G

Physical Profile: 222221

Citizenship: Yes

Required Appitude Score : G-43 (Changed to G-44, effective 1 October 2004).

Technical Training:

Course #:5OBO7S00 000

Length (Days): 60

Location: Bol

Possible Assignment Information

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