Under supervision, conducts investigations in support of the District Attorney's Office, of alleged or suspected violations of criminal and civil laws.
•Conducts investigations of suspected violation of laws, rules and regulations; •Plans and conducts criminal investigations to support Deputy District Attorneys in the prosecution of a wide variety of complex fraud cases, crimes against persons and alleged public corruption; •Serves legal documents such as subpoenas, warrants, and summonses; •Gathers pertinent information and evidence by interviewing complainants, witnesses, and suspects; investigates crime scenes and conducts intelligence and evidence gathering activities; •Prepares reports, files and recommends issuance of complaints and testifies as a witness in court or at administrative hearings; •Conducts background investigations; •Establishes and maintains working relationships with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; •Develops contacts so that information may be obtained concerning crimes; •Prepares detailed reports of investigations, including synopsis of facts, dates, names, places, findings of arresting officers, statements of witnesses, victims and suspects, and listings of evidence; •Investigates and gathers intelligence information related to organized crime or gang activities; •Makes arrests and custodial detainments; •Assists Deputy District Attorneys in preparation of cases for prosecution; •Returns prisoners extradited to the State of California; •May coordinate a special unit or field office and serve as a lead for investigators and other support staff, as assigned; •May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; •Performs related work as required.
To apply, please submit applications directly from the job requisition located at www.sccgov.org found in Open Competitive Employment Opportunities starting February 6 - 24, 2017
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Completion of sixty (60) semester units (90 quarter units) of college level course work, and two (2) years of investigative experience equivalent to Criminal Investigator I with the County of Santa Clara.
Possession of a current Basic (or higher) Peace Officers Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) Certificate.
Must meet all current hiring standards of P.O.S.T., including passing a P.O.S.T. background investigation, and a psychological and physical examination before appointment.
Possession of a valid California Drivers license prior to appointment, and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Drivers Permit.
Must be in good physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. This requirement must be met on an on-going basis.
Must be willing to work unusual hours, possibly over extended periods of time throughout the County and State. Some duties may require out of state travel.
Must be willing to work overtime when assigned which may include nighttime hours and weekends.
Upon appointment, incumbents must continue to meet department training and qualification standards established by P.O.S.T and department policy in the use of various firearms, arrest control techniques and perishable skills.
•Practices and methods employed in crime detection and criminal investigations; •Laws and ordinances effective in the County, State and Federal Governments relating to the area of enforcement, arrest and the rules of evidence and court procedures in criminal trials; •Computer software programs commonly used in the District Attorney's Office such as word processing, spreadsheets and commercial data bases. Ability to: •Acquire, retain and apply police knowledge, procedures and department policies; •Express oneself clearly and concisely orally and in writing, and be able to prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; •Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; •Communicate and effectively interact with a diverse community. •Act calmly and make decisions during emergencies •Exercise sound judgment, especially under stressful conditions; •Project professional authority; •De-escalate hostile and aggressive behaviors; •Observe accurately.
About Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is the largest prosecuting agency in Northern California. The Office represents the law enforcement needs of Santa Clara County, also known as "Silicon Valley", which has a population exceeding 1,700,000 residents in fifteen cities, including San Jose and unincorporated areas. The District Attorney's Office handles over 45,000 cases a year. The Off...ice has a staff of over 500 people, including attorneys, investigators, forensic analysts, paralegals, clerical workers and volunteers. The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Crime Laboratory analyzes thousands of evidence items each year.