Under supervision, conducts investigations in support of the District Attorney's Office, of alleged or suspected violations of criminal and civil laws. In order for your online application to be submitted and accepted, you must attach a copy of your Regular Basic (or higher) California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certificate. Please note: Candidates who meet the employment standards will be invited to participate in the oral examination tentatively scheduled for the week of October 14, 2019.
• Conducts investigations of suspected violations 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; • Investigates crime scenes and gathers intelligence information related to organized crime or gang activities; • Serves legal documents such as subpoenas, warrants and summonses; • Gathers pertinent information and evidence by interviewing complainants, witnesses, and suspects;
• 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; • Makes arrests and custodial detainments; • Assists Deputy District Attorneys in preparation of cases for prosecution; • Returns prisoners extradited to the State of California; • Assists in the tasks performed by Criminal Investigator II's; • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; • Performs related work as required.
Completion of sixty (60) semester units (90 quarter units) of college level course work, AND Three (3) years of patrol work as a peace officer. Special Requirements
• Possession of a current Regular Basic (or higher) California Peace Officer Standards and 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, psychological, and physical examination before appointment. • Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment, and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver's authorization. • Upon appointment, incumbents must continue to meet department training and qualification standards established by the California 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 investigation; • Techniques of identifying, preserving and presenting evidence; • Laws and ordinances effective in the County, State and Federal Governments relating to the area of enforcement, arrest and the rules of evidence, court procedures in criminal trials; • Computer software programs commonly used in the District Attorney's Office such as word processing, spreadsheets and commercial databases.
• Must be in good physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities and must maintain this requirement during the duration of employment. • 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.
About Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney
Santa Clara County is comprised of fifteen cities, including San Jose, and has more than 1.8 million residents who come from all over the world to live in our beautiful, prosperous and diverse valley.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is the largest prosecutor’s office in Northern California. The Office has 640 employees, including 196 prosecutors. The Office prosecutes more than 40,000 criminal cases each year including drunk driving, identity theft, fraud, elder abuse, burglary, robbery, sexual assault, domestic violence, gang violence and murder.
The District Attorney's Crime Laboratory is the pre-eminent forensic laboratory in Northern California and analyzes thousands of evidence items each year using the most sophisticated and cutting edge technology.
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