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Polygraph Examiner

G18

Basic Purpose

The positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities involving establishing and administering a comprehensive polygraph examination program.

Typical Functions

  • Tests applicants for law enforcement positions.
  • Administers polygraph examinations to employees and others suspected of criminal misconduct.
  • Develops task pertinent questions to determine suitability for employment.
  • Interprets results of examinations, formulates recommendations based on physiological responses.
  • Prepares and submits appropriate administrative or investigative reports.
  • Maintains polygraph equipment in accordance with appropriate standards.
  • Attends schools, seminars and conferences needed to maintain licensure.

Level Descriptors

Level I:                                                Code:  G18A                             Salary Band:  I

The Polygraph Examiner job family consists of only one level and incumbent employees are responsible for performing all functions related to the assigned position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required include knowledge of polygraph equipment such as Lafayette and Stoelting; of the procedures for using and maintaining such equipment; of laws concerning the administration and use of polygraph examinations; of interviewing and interrogation techniques; and of written and oral communications.  Ability to follow oral and written instructions; to give clear and concise written and oral reports; and to establish and maintain effective relationships with others;.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of current licensure as a polygraph operator by the Oklahoma Board of Polygraph Examiners and two years experience as a licensed polygraph operator.

Special Requirements

Some agencies may require:

Successfully complete a psychological evaluation similar to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (70, O.S.  Supp. 1989, Section 3311 D.2.b).

Have no record of conviction of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude (70 O.S.  Supp.  1989, Section 3311 D.2.a).

Be willing to attend and successfully complete a course of training as prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Safety and must either be certified as a Police Officer at time of appointment or must be certified as a Police Officer by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) as defined by 70 O.S. Supp. 1989, Section 3311 D within one (1) year from the date of initial appointment.

Possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's license at time of appointment.

Pass a stringent background investigation.

Submit to and successfully pass a controlled substance screening conducted by a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) certified laboratory (47 O.S. Supp 1990 Section 2-105.5).