District Attorney Investigator Technician

  • COUNTY OF LAKE, CA
  • Lake County, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Criminology and Forensics Legal Services
  • Salary: $3,329.73 - $4,047.33 Monthly USD

Job Description

General Recruitment Information

Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 - 12 months). Any person on promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.

The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.

The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.

To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered - resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify any applicant. Relevant experience and /or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.

Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.

Additional Information

This recruitment will stay open until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

An incumbent must successfully complete training in the use of computerized law enforcement information systems and P.O.S.T. courses in pre-employment background investigation and trial preparation investigation.

Education and Experience:

Three (3) years of full-time increasingly responsible experience performing a variety of law enforcement information gathering and records maintenance work, including work in a public contact position.

Previous experience in providing investigative support is highly desirable.

Job Description

DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR TECHNICIAN

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, provides trial preparation support for District Attorney Investigators and legal staff; develops and maintains working case files; develops photos; transports evidence between various locations; serves subpoenas for records and obtain law enforcement records and related documents; operates computers, cameras, tape recorders, and computerized law enforcement information systems; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a journey level classification. Incumbents gather and organize a variety of investigative information and records and organize and consolidate case files in preparation for trials. An incumbent must successfully complete training in the use of computerized law enforcement information systems and trial preparation investigation.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from the Chief District Attorney Investigator. Exercises no supervision over staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

  • Provides a variety of trial preparation support for District Attorney investigative and legal staff.
  • Operates computerized law enforcement information systems to obtain information and data related to department cases.
  • Develops and maintains criminal record request logs.
  • Maintains department training files and conducts annual audits for training completed.
  • Picks-up and transports evidence between various locations in the County, duplicating audio and videotapes, as necessary.
  • Transcribes tapes for trial preparation; maintains discovery sign out logs.
  • Locates, obtains, and distributes LEA reports for investigators and trial attorneys.
  • Assists with background investigations for the employment of department staff.
  • Organizes and consolidates a variety of information and evidence into case records for trial preparation.
  • Develops and maintains a variety of computerized record systems; operates photographic equipment and recording equipment.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies, including federal, state, and local agencies on a request-to-assist basis.
  • Provides trial attorneys with assistance in evidence review and evaluation, as well as preparation of cases for trial.
  • Serves record subpoenas and obtains records from other law enforcement agencies.
  • Attends training sessions.
  • Performs a variety of specialized, complex office support assignments; may be assigned to dispatching law enforcement officers to service calls.
  • May train new employees on the Department of Justice standards for accessing and using computerized law enforcement information systems.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

  • Basic knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures used in the District Attorney’s Office.
  • Basic knowledge of rules of evidence and court procedures.
  • Requirements for pre-employment background investigations.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.


Ability to:

  • Perform a variety of specialized assignments in the gathering and organizing of investigative and background data for department trial cases.
  • Gather and analyze a variety of information and data.
  • Provide a variety of support for legal staff and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Transports and preserves information.
  • Utilize state and federal computerized law enforcement information systems to obtain records and information.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive records and reports.
  • Read and understand codes, laws, and court decisions regarding the proper gathering and preservation of evidence.
  • Effectively represent the District Attorney’s Office in contacts with the public, other County staff, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally (including during presentations) and in writing.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

An incumbent must successfully complete training in the use of computerized law enforcement information systems and P.O.S.T. courses in pre-employment background investigation and trial preparation investigation.

Education and Experience:

Three (3) years of full-time increasingly responsible experience performing a variety of law enforcement information gathering and records maintenance work, including work in a public contact position.

Previous experience in providing investigative support is highly desirable.

WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Incumbents generally work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions and partially in the field. As such, incumbents may have occasional exposure to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, and direct exposure to hazardous physical conditions. Incumbents may also be subject to clients or members of the public afflicted with behavioral disorders or who are under emotionally stressful conditions.

Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary.

A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law). Incumbents in this position may not have any drug or alcohol related felony convictions.

Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

RETIREMENT - County employees are members of the California Public Employee Retirement system (CalPERS).CalPERS provides a defined benefit pension at retirement for County employees.The pension formulas and employee contribution amounts may vary by bargaining unit, date of hire, prior qualifying service, and classification. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

HEALTH AND INSURANCE BENEFITS - Medical, dental, hospital, vision, life and disability coverage is available to employees and their dependents. The County contributes $1,500 of the monthly premiums for the insurance plan options.

VACATION ACCRUAL may be adjusted for current city or county government employees.

VACATION - 80 hours per year during the first five years of service, 120 hours per year after five years, and additional accruals based on years of service beyond fifteen years. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SICK LEAVE - Accrues at a rate of 96 hours per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

HOLIDAYS- An average of twelve paid 8-hour holidays per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SALARY - Lake County has an adopted salary schedule. The salary range for most classifications is in five increments with a provision for longevity increases. Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range.

SOCIAL SECURITY - County employees participate in Social Security.

CALIFORNIA STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE - SDI is available to some County employees.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS and CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIPS are available to County employees.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay

3,329

Job Address

Lake County, California United States View Map