District Attorney Investigator I/II - #196484

County of Lake, CA


Date: 06/08/2022 06:00 AM

City: Lower Lake, California

Salary: $5,115 - $6,864 / month

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

General Recruitment Information



Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.




The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.




The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.




To apply for County examinations
- All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered – resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.


Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.





Application and Testing Information



This position may qualify for a Sign-On incentive. The appropriate Department Head with the County of Lake can request a Sign-On Incentive payment of 10% of the annual rate of pay to a newly appointed employee not to exceed $10,000.00, if the position meets qualifications. The hiring incentive will be made in two (2) payments (the total amount to be split in half). The first payment will be made to an employee within the next available pay period following the initial, first time hire of the employee with the County of Lake. The second payment will be made upon successful completion of employment probation.


Employee must remain employed with the County for two (2) years or repay the hiring incentive; the employee shall authorize such repayment as a payroll deduction from the final paycheck, and/or repay any shortage not covered in the final paycheck with a personal check payable to the County of Lake within 15 days of termination.





Minimum Qualifications



DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR I



Licensing and Certifications:




Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License




Possession of a valid Intermediate P.O.S.T Certificate




Completion of Range Weapons Training




Education and Experience:





Two (2) years of full-time experience performing professional law enforcement work for a public agency




Completion of advanced education in criminology, law enforcement, or a closely related field is highly desirable



DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR II


Training and Experience:


Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:




Two (2) years of experience performing criminal or civil investigations comparable to that of a District Attorney Investigator I with the County of Lake.




Completion of advanced education in criminology, law enforcement, or a closely related field is highly desirable.




Special Requirements:


Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.




Possession of a valid Advanced P.O.S.T Certificate.




Completion of Range Weapons Training.





Full Job Description




DISTRIC ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR I



DEFINITION

Under direct supervision, conducts assigned investigations referred to the District Attorney’s Office, including investigations related to felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, civil and related cases; and performs related duties as assigned



DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry and first working level in the District Attorney Investigator series. Incumbents learn the District Attorney’s Office policies and methods while conducting criminal and civil investigations with direction, guidance, and supervision




This class is distinguished from District Attorney Investigator II by the fact that incumbents perform a narrower range of investigative assignments on a more closely supervised basis. Many assignments are in a training and learning capacity




Positions in the District Attorney Investigator series are flexibly staffed. Incumbents may advance to the higher classifications after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class



SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direct supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff, depending on areas of work assignments. Exercises no supervision over staff



EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job




  • Plans, directs, and conducts complex investigations related to a variety of criminal, civil and juvenile cases, including child abuse, code enforcement, narcotics, sexual assault, environmental crimes, consumer fraud, real estate fraud, etc.
  • Gathers, assembles, preserves, and reports facts and evidence.
  • Interviews complainants, suspects, and witnesses, analyzing and evaluating their statements.
  • Prepares final investigative reports, presenting significant data in summary form.
  • Prepares and executes warrants and related affidavits for search or arrest.
  • Uses and maintains surveillance devices, photographic equipment, and recording equipment.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies, including federal, state, and local agencies on a request-to-assist basis.
  • Provides trial attorneys with assistance in evidence review and evaluation, as well as preparation of cases for trial.
  • Develops necessary information required by the exigent disclosure of information at or before trial or judgment.
  • Investigates white-collar crime, consumer fraud, official misconduct, insurance sales, corporate securities, stock and bond transactions, and false and misleading promotions.
  • Assists with Grand Jury investigations and presentations.
  • Researches hidden assets and actual ownership of suspect business enterprises.
  • Investigates alleged violations of revenue and taxation codes, election laws, and other specified areas as directed.
  • May serve arrest warrants and make on-view arrests.


  • Performs related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:




  • Principles, methods, and techniques of investigative procedures.


  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to rules of evidence and criminal investigations.
  • Interviewing techniques.
  • Sources of information used in locating persons.
  • Recordkeeping and reporting requirements for criminal investigations.
  • Basic accounting procedures and the application thereof to law enforcement and fraud investigations.
  • Use and care of firearms.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.




Ability to:



  • Investigate and analyze crime scene and other evidence, evaluate findings, and reach sound conclusions.
  • Provide a variety of support for legal staff and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive investigative reports.
  • Analyze financial and statistical data.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply codes, laws, and court decisions regarding the proper gathering and preservation of evidence.
  • Exercise good judgment in handling potentially hostile individuals and situations.
  • Effectively represent the District Attorney’s Office in contacts with the public, other County staff, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally (including during presentations) and in writing.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.




Licensing and Certifications:





Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License




Possession of a valid Intermediate P.O.S.T Certificate




Completion of Range Weapons Training




Education and Experience:





Two (2) years of full-time experience performing professional law enforcement work for a public agency




Completion of advanced education in criminology, law enforcement, or a closely related field is highly desirable




DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR II




DEFINITION

Under direct supervision, conducts assigned investigations referred to the District Attorney’s Office, including investigations related to felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, civil and related cases; and performs related duties as assigned



DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the fully experienced level in the District Attorney Investigator series. Incumbents conduct the full range of criminal and civil investigations with minimal direction and supervision




This class is distinguished from District Attorney Investigator I by the fact that incumbents perform a broader range of investigative assignments on a more independent basis



SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direct supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff, depending on areas of work assignments. Exercises no supervision over staff. May provide lead direction and work coordination for support staff as needed



EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job




  • Plans, directs, and conducts complex investigations related to a variety of criminal, civil and juvenile cases, including child abuse, code enforcement, narcotics, sexual assault, environmental crimes, consumer fraud, real estate fraud, etc.


  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and conducts criminal and child abduction investigations.
  • Gathers, assembles, preserves, and reports facts and evidence.
  • Interviews complainants, suspects, and witnesses, analyzing and evaluating their statements.
  • Prepares final investigative reports, presenting significant data in summary form.
  • Prepares and executes warrants and related affidavits for search or arrest.
  • Uses and maintains surveillance devices, photographic equipment, and recording equipment; assists other law enforcement agencies, including federal, state, and local agencies on a request-to-assist basis.
  • Provides trial attorneys with assistance in evidence review and evaluation, as well as preparation of cases for trial.
  • Develops necessary information required by the exigent disclosure of information at or before trial or judgment.
  • Investigates white-collar crime, consumer fraud, official misconduct, insurance sales, corporate securities, stock and bond transactions, and false and misleading promotions.
  • Assists with Grand Jury investigations and presentations.
  • Researches hidden assets and actual ownership of suspect business enterprises.
  • Investigates alleged violations of revenue and taxation codes, election laws, and other specified areas as directed.
  • May serve arrest warrants and make on-view arrests.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:




  • Principles, methods, and techniques of investigative procedures.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to rules of evidence and criminal investigations.
  • Interviewing techniques.
  • Sources of information used in locating persons.
  • Recordkeeping and reporting requirements for criminal investigations.
  • Basic accounting procedures and the application thereof to law enforcement and fraud investigations.
  • Use and care of firearms.


  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.




Ability to:





  • Investigate and analyze crime scene and other evidence, evaluate findings, and reach sound conclusions.
  • Provide a variety of support for legal staff and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive investigative reports.
  • Analyze financial and statistical data.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply codes, laws, and court decisions regarding the proper gathering and preservation of evidence.
  • Exercise good judgment in handling potentially hostile individuals and situations.
  • Effectively represent the District Attorney’s Office in contacts with the public, other County staff, and other law enforcement agencies.


  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.




Licensing and Certifications:





Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License




Possession of a valid Advanced P.O.S.T Certificate




Completion of Range Weapons Training




Education and Experience:





Two (2) years of full-time experience performing criminal or civil investigations comparable to that of a District Attorney Investigator I with the County of Lake




Completion of advanced education in criminology, law enforcement, or a closely related field is highly desirable



WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions




Incumbents generally work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions and partially in the field. As such, incumbents may have occasional exposure to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, and direct exposure to hazardous physical conditions. Incumbents may also be subject to clients or members of the public afflicted with behavioral disorders or who are under emotionally stressful conditions




Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met




Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work




Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects




Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary




A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law). Incumbents in this position may not have any drug or alcohol related felony convictions




Disaster Service Workers:
As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County




The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.











RETIREMENT - County employees are members of the California Public Employee Retirement system (CalPERS). CalPERS provides a defined benefit pension at retirement for County employees. The pension formulas and employee contribution amounts may vary by bargaining unit, date of hire, prior qualifying service, and classification. Please contact Human Resources for more information

HEALTH AND INSURANCE BENEFITS - Medical, dental, hospital, vision, life and disability coverage is available to employees and their dependents. The County contributes $1000 of the monthly premiums for the insurance plan options for all employees other than the Lake County Deputy Sheriff's Association (LCDSA). For the LCDSA, the County contributes 80% of the premium for health, dental, and vision benefits.

VACATION ACCRUAL may be adjusted for current city or county government employees.

VACATION – 80 hours per year during the first five years of service, 120 hours per year after five years, and additional accruals based on years of service beyond fifteen years. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SICK LEAVE - Accrues at a rate of 96 hours per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

HOLIDAYS- An average of twelve paid 8-hour holidays per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SALARY - Lake County has an adopted salary schedule. The salary range for most classifications is in five increments with a provision for longevity increases. Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range.

SOCIAL SECURITY - County employees participate in Social Security.

CALIFORNIA STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE – SDI is available to some County employees.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS and CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIPS are available to County employees.











Agency


County of Lake






Address


255 N. Forbes Street

Lakeport, California, 95453








Phone


707-263-2213

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