$27.46-$34.29 Hourly / $4,759.73-$5,943.60 Monthly / $57,116.80-$71,323.20 Yearly
To assist in conducting criminal and civil investigations, including alleged welfare and other fraud, check forgeries and other violations of laws and regulations; to perform routine and preliminary data collection, gathering of evidence, and investigative research; and to perform a variety of clerical and related duties.
Positions in this classification are typically located in the County Executive Office (CEO) - Risk Management Division, District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Health and Human Services - Welfare Fraud Unit and the Sheriff’s Office.
When assigned to the CEO - Risk Management Division, investigations focus on gathering of information and evidence, interviewing and locating witnesses involving civil matters regarding employee misconduct, tort claims, civil complaints and background investigations.
When assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, investigations focus on gathering evidence, interviewing and locating witnesses, crime scene investigations, and writing reports on findings for use in prosecution.
When assigned to the Welfare Fraud Unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, investigations focus on criminal investigations of alleged welfare and other fraud, check forgeries and violations of welfare law and regulations.
When assigned to the Sheriff’s Office, investigations focus on gathering information and evidence, locating and interviewing victims and witnesses, recording statements, working closely with other law enforcement agencies, reviewing police reports, preparing court exhibits and/or testifying in court.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: When assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, or the Sheriff’s Office the Investigative Assistant requires two years experience, either as a California Peace Officer as defined by Section 830 of the California Penal Code, or as a Community Service Officer or equivalent position with a law enforcement agency performing crime prevention and other law enforcement related work or three years of experience performing civilian field and office clerical work in direct support of sworn police personnel or department programs.
When assigned to the CEO - Risk Management Divsion, the Investigative Assistant requires three years of experience assisting senior investigators in conducting civil investigations.
When assigned to the Department of Health and Human Services - Welfare Fraud Unit, the Investigative Assistant requires two years of law enforcement or three years of experience performing public assistance eligibility determination, or social service duties, which include evaluating cases to determine their completeness and accuracy, verifying information by locating and interviewing clients and witnesses, and preparing reports of findings.
Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Completion of POST certified PC 832 course is desirable.
License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.