|EXAMPLE OF DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. |
Conduct a variety of criminal investigations either independently, or as a member of a team; interview and take statements from witnesses and other individuals involved in assigned cases; review, analyze and maintain records, accounts, and other factual information; compile relevant data for assigned case investigation records; photograph crime scenes and items of evidence; prepare diagrams, charts, and other visual aids in support of investigative work; collect, analyze, and preserve evidence; prepare reports on investigations; assist attorneys in the District Attorney's Office with evaluation and preparation of cases for prosecution and be required to testify in court; serve subpoenas, execute search warrants and arrest warrants; assist in locating and making arrangements for the appearance of witnesses to present evidence; participate in investigative work involving various types of law violations; provide assistance to other law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies; and, may participate in meetings with community groups and other organizations relative to law enforcement functions and activities, as well as respond to crime scenes as necessary. Typical Qualifications
Investigation techniques and procedures.
Principles of identification, preservation and presentation of evidence.
Sources of information used in locating persons.
Legal rights of citizens.
Rules of evidence.
California Penal Code and other related laws to the proper procedures to conduct a legal investigation.
Search and arrest warrant preparation and service procedures.
Photography and audio/video recording relative to investigative work.
Functions of word processing programs.
Effectively operate field and office equipment and software used in criminal investigative work.
Interpret statutes, regulations, laws, rules and policies which impact criminal investigations.
Competently perform complex and intricate criminal investigations.
Perform responsible investigations with tact, resourcefulness and good judgment.
Obtain information and evidence by observation, record examination and interviews.
Analyze and evaluate statements of witnesses or suspected violators, as well as other crime scene evidence.
Secure and present evidence in oral and written form.
Prepare and maintain paper and automated investigative records, data and reports.
Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
Effectively communicate in a verbal manner and written format.
Understand and follow oral and written directions to carry out assignments.
Operate field and office equipment and software programs used in criminal investigative work.
Maintain department issued firearm in a workable condition.
Work cooperatively with departmental staff, the public, other department and outside agencies.
Work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Successfully complete scheduled range qualifications.
Conduct database searches.
Conduct interview with victims, witnesses and suspects.
Serve as Investigating Officer for jury trials.
Successfully complete legislatively-mandated, off-site, 80 hour Investigation and Trial Preparation class.
Work nights, weekends, holidays, and/or rotating shifts.
Respond to after-hours call-outs to investigate major crimes.
Sit for long periods to conduct investigations.
Use physical force as needed to execute search and arrest warrants.
Walk for extended periods to track witnesses.
Bend down to collect evidence at search site.
Operate a motor vehicle.
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The final filing date is 5/01/2017 at 5:00 PM (PST)