The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.
As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time vacancies for up to one year.
The District Attorney Investigator is an experienced sworn peace officer who conducts felony and misdemeanor investigations under the jurisdiction of the District Attorney's Office and performs a variety of work activities related to investigative assignments. Candidates with at least 7 years of experience as a peace officer pursuant to California Penal Code Section 830.1, which includes criminal investigations experience, is preferred. District Attorney Investigators fall under the Law Enforcement Unit's Memorandum of Understanding and are eligible for incentive pay of up to 5% of base salary for degree attainment and/or P.O.S.T. certifications.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Conduct a variety of criminal investigations either independently, or as a member of a team; interview and take statements from witnesses and other individuals involved in assigned cases; review, analyze and maintain records, accounts, and other factual information; compile relevant data for assigned case investigation records; photograph crime scenes and items of evidence; prepare diagrams, charts, and other visual aids in support of investigative work; collect, analyze, and preserve evidence; prepare reports on investigations; assist attorneys in the District Attorney's Office with evaluation and preparation of cases for prosecution and be required to testify in court; serve subpoenas, execute search warrants and arrest warrants; assist in locating and making arrangements for the appearance of witnesses to present evidence; participate in investigative work involving various types of law violations; provide assistance to other law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies; and, may participate in meetings with community groups and other organizations relative to law enforcement functions and activities, as well as respond to crime scenes as necessary. Typical Qualifications
Investigation techniques and procedures.
Principles of identification, preservation and presentation of evidence.
Sources of information used in locating persons.
Legal rights of citizens.
Rules of evidence.
California Penal Code and other related laws to the proper procedures to conduct a legal investigation.
Search and arrest warrant preparation and service procedures.
Photography and audio/video recording relative to investigative work.
Functions of word processing programs.
Effectively operate field and office equipment and software used in criminal investigative work.
Interpret statutes, regulations, laws, rules and policies which impact criminal investigations.
Competently perform complex and intricate criminal investigations.
Perform responsible investigations with tact, resourcefulness and good judgment.
Obtain information and evidence by observation, record examination and interviews.
Analyze and evaluate statements of witnesses or suspected violators, as well as other crime scene evidence.
Secure and present evidence in oral and written form.
Prepare and maintain paper and automated investigative records, data and reports.
Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
Effectively communicate in a verbal manner and written format.
Understand and follow oral and written directions to carry out assignments.
Operate field and office equipment and software programs used in criminal investigative work.
Maintain department issued firearm in a workable condition.
Work cooperatively with departmental staff, the public, other department and outside agencies.
Work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Successfully complete scheduled range qualifications.
Conduct database searches.
Conduct interview with victims, witnesses and suspects.
The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.