In the Division of Criminal Justice, this class is accountable for assisting in the preparation of criminal and motor vehicle cases for prosecution and trial and for investigating or assisting in the post-arrest investigation of crimes within the jurisdiction of the assigned prosecutorial office.
Works under the general supervision of a Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney or other employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Screens, reviews, prioritizes and prepares incoming motor vehicle and criminal files; ensures that all case file information necessary for prosecution is complete; interviews and takes statements from police, witnesses, and victims; obtains relevant documentation (e.g. police reports, hospital records, toxicology laboratory reports, etc.); locates individuals; prepares case chronology for prosecutor; prepares necessary reports and may make initial recommendation regarding pretrial diversion; briefs victims and witnesses prior to court appearances; responds to inquiries from victims regarding case progress; serves as liaison with police departments and other State and Federal agencies; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant State laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of investigative methods and techniques; knowledge of rules of evidence and legal processes; considerable interviewing skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to gather and interpret data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience as a law enforcement officer.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related fields may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel within the State in the course of their daily work.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(57)-DCJ AFSCME LOCAL 749
This replaces the same specification of DCJ Investigator in Salary Group CJ 15 approved effective September 1, 1998. (Revision of specification and change in salary group) 2616A 9/30/99 nv