This Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Nominating Commission gives notice that, because the term of the Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will expire on June 30, 2022, the Commission will hold public meetings to screen and interview applicants pursuant to the scheduling order below. The Commission (pursuant to TCA 38-6-101) is charged with recommending three (3) nominees for consideration by the Governor for appointment to the office of Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Applications will be accepted until 12:00 noon Central Daylight time Friday, June 10, 2022. Applications should demonstrate the applicant’s experience and ability in the detection of crime and should be submitted by email to: Kimberly Mantlo, Tennessee Department of Human Resources Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org
A public meeting will be held on Monday June 13, 2022, at 9:00 a. m. CDT on the 1st Floor of the Cordell Hull Building for the purpose of screening all applications.
Some members of the Commission may participate in this meeting virtually or by conference call. A public meeting will be held on Monday June 20, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. CDT on the 1st Floor of the Cordell Hull Building for the purpose of interviewing applicants by the Commission.
Thereafter, the Commission will submit three (3) names to the Governor for his consideration to fill the next term of Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation beginning after June 30, 2022.
The State of Tennessee continues to invite applications from qualified individuals for the position of Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least seven years’ experience at a command level. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered. The successful candidate must be able to meet the certification requirements for law enforcement officers in Tennessee and may be required to obtain a top-secret security clearance. Candidates will be subject to a background check. Preferred qualifications also include evidence of continuing training and self-development such as graduation from the FBI National Academy or other police leadership development programs.
The TBI, an independent agency of state government, is the primary criminal investigative agency for Tennessee. The TBI, upon request of the District Attorney General, is responsible for investigating crimes, as well as assisting local law enforcement in major and technical investigations.
The TBI has original jurisdiction to conduct investigations into illegal drugs, victimization of children by computer or other electronic devices, human trafficking, fugitives, public corruption, official misconduct, organized crime, domestic terrorism, Medicaid fraud, fire and explosives, and patient abuse.
The Director is responsible for administering the Bureau as its chief executive officer and oversees an annual budget of over $123 million. The bureau consists of more than 700 employees statewide, of which approximately two/thirds are commissioned law enforcement officers.
The TBI is organized into eight major divisions: the Criminal Investigation Division, the Drug Investigation Division, the Forensic Services Division, the Technology and Innovation Division, the Administrative Services Division, the Training Division, the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, and the Medicaid Fraud Control Division.
The director is appointed by the governor from a list of three nominees submitted by a five-member nominating commission. Pursuant to the Tennessee Code (TCA §38-6-101), the director’s compensation shall be fixed at an amount no less than that provided for the Tennessee commissioner of safety. The current salary for the commissioner of safety is $171,744.00. The appointing authority will set starting salary commensurate with experience. The director serves for a term of six (6) years from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2028. Learn more about the TBI at https://www.tn.gov/tbi.
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