Chief District Attorney Investigator

Recruitment #19-417020-01


Achieving Justice and Protecting the Community

It is the mission of the District Attorney's Office to seek and do justice by assisting law enforcement and other public agencies in the investigation of crimes, prosecuting only those crimes which can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, ensuring a fair trial for those accused of crime as well as for victims and witnesses of crimes, advocating to the public and to the Board of Supervisors necessary improvements to the criminal justice system, and educating the public by providing prompt and accurate information regarding the activities of the office and the administration of criminal justice.

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The Position

Under general direction, the Chief District Attorney Investigator manages the Bureau of Investigations of the District Attorney's office; plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the work involved in conducting investigations of criminal and civil law matters, subpoena services and crime victim assistance; and conducts the more complex or sensitive investigations of criminal and civil law matters.


A 4/10 modified work schedule is available in the District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation. 

This position is an "at-will" senior management position and is exempt from the civil service; incumbents serve at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. 




Five years of progressively responsible investigative and supervisory experience in a law enforcement agency. Note: To meet this experience requirement, the majority of time must have been spent performing duties or supervising others who are performing duties such as gathering evidence, interviewing and locating witnesses, investigating crime scenes, and writing reports of findings to be used in Court in the prosecution of defendants.  Incidental investigative work which is gained through performance of duties such as patrol, inmate custodial work, accident investigation, etc. is not considered qualifying. 



Associate’s degree or equivalent, or higher from an accredited college is required. A Bachelor's degree or higher may be a factor considered during the rating and/or selection process.



Possession of valid California P.O.S.T. Advanced and Supervisory certificates is required.

Completion of a certified Investigation and Trial Preparation Course is required within 12 months from date of hire.

Completion of a valid P.O.S.T. Management Course is required within 12 months from date of hire.

Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required.

Incumbents may be assigned to work outside of normal office hours.

Peace Officers must meet minimum standards concerning citizenship, age, character, education and physical/mental condition as set forth in Sections 1029 and 1031 of the California Government Code.


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Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2019 calendar year is $1,498.09 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.  

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security. 

Vacation is accrued at approximately 15 days per year for the first three years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Effective July 1 of each year, employees are granted 80 hours of Administrative Leave. Unused Administrative Leave at the end of the Fiscal Year is converted and paid into the RHS in early July.

The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year. 

Employees in this classification are also eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years. Employees may receive credit for prior years of service employed with California cities, counties, joint power authorities, and other special districts as approved by the Director of Human Resources and the County Administrator. 

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Selection Process

Open Until Filled with application review at two week intervals. Submit application and required documents to be considered in a timely manner.


TBD - Tentative week for oral panel interviews for most qualified applicants.


Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.


RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing date.

Advanced and Supervisory CA POST Certificates, and an Associate's Degree or higher are required for this position. Applicants must submit either a copy of their certificates, and their degree OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree conferred, by the final filing date

Previously submitted application materials (e.g. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Document Submittal Requirements

Advanced and Supervisory CA POST Certificates, and an Associate's Degree or higher are required for this position. Applicants must submit either a copy of their certificates, and their degree OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree conferred, by the final filing date


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Chief District Attorney Investigator) and the recruitment number (18-41702001).  If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form:

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County


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The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (2016): 431,498

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.