Under general direction, to plan, organize, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate the work of investigation staff in the District Attorney's Office; to coordinate criminal cases under the jurisdiction of the District Attorney with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; to perform the more sensitive or responsible investigations; and to do other work as required.
This is a single-position class with department-wide responsibility for investigative services in the District Attorney's Office. This position reports to the District Attorney and represents the District Attorney on law enforcement matters. This position supervises and coordinates the work of investigators with attorneys and other law enforcement agencies.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of staff investigating cases for the District Attorney's Office; initiates and conducts criminal investigations coordinating with other law enforcement agencies; reviews incoming reports, complaints and requests for investigative assistance; evaluates, assigns and oversees the investigations; assists attorneys in preparing and evaluating cases for trial; conducts or leads complex or highly sensitive criminal investigations, such as complex homicides, charges against political figures or law enforcement officers, and charges of unfair political practices; coordinates the extradition of fugitives from other jurisdictions; assists the Grand Jury with investigations; establishes and maintains effective liaison with other law enforcement agencies; administers the District Attorney's Special Fund; develops, recommends and implements new programs including documenting policies and procedures; represents the District Attorney at criminal justice meetings; acts as a mediator in cases where agreement may be reached without filing a criminal complaint; appears in court as a witness; may conduct independent investigations on a county-wide basis for other jurisdictions and special districts; acts as a resource for other County departments and local law enforcement agencies.
Training and Experience
Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Five years of experience in criminal investigations with a governmental law enforcement agency, which would demonstrate possession and application of the knowledge and abilities listed above.
Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License.
Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate, or possess qualifying out-of-state or federal experience and obtain a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate within 18 months of hire.