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Recruitment #0507PM-09646-01

DATE OPENED:     5/4/2007 3:00:00 PM
JOB TYPE:      Open
FILING DEADLINE:     5/25/2007 11:59:00 PM
SALARY:     $6,307 - $7,668/month
City of San Luis Obispo
DEPARTMENT:     District Attorney

Conditional employment offers are based on successful completion of any preappointment background investigation, drug testing, and medical/psychological evaluation.

Classes in this series conduct a wide variety of investigations in criminal and civil cases, the prosecution of which come under the jurisdiction of the District Attorney; and do other related work as required.Under general supervision, conducts a variety of criminal and civil investigations.This is the journeyworker level.Incumbents must be capable of conducting proper investigations with a minimum of supervision and guidance; assists other law enforcement agencies and departments in criminal investigations.NOTE: The ELIGIBLE list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies under different work conditions (i.e. full-time, part-time, shift, temporary, contract, substitute, temporary, limited-term, permanent, etc.) and for the various locations throughout San Luis Obispo County.When completing your application be certain to indicate all work conditions and locations you would be willing to consider.

Investigates known and suspected violations of the law including failure to provide and consumer fraud; locates and interviews witnesses and suspected persons and analyzes and evaluates their testimony; reviews and evaluates a variety of records to secure information concerning suspected crimes; prepares detailed and comprehensive reports on all phases of investigations; may initiate criminal and civil complaints relating to child support matters; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other law enforcement and governmental agencies; may assist other law enforcement agencies with investigations; establishes and maintains contact with informational sources; assists Deputy District Attorneys in preparation of cases by interviewing witnesses, complainants and suspects and obtaining necessary evidence including laboratory and polygraph tests; testifies in court; serves subpoenas and arrest warrants; prepares and executes search warrants; prepares appropriate post‑judgment actions; develops and prepares necessary correspondence, reports, personnel and budgetary justifications; may conduct special investigations for the Grand Jury.

Knowledge of:Principles, methods and techniques of investigation including the gathering and presentation of evidence; criminal and civil law pertaining to cases in the jurisdiction of the District Attorney, including the laws of arrest, search and seizure, failure to provide and consumer fraud, rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, and administration of justice.Ability to:Obtain information through interview, interrogation and observation; enforce the law firmly, impartially and tactfully; analyze situations and people accurately and adopt an effective course of action; carry out special and general assignments requiring an organization of materials and development of procedures without direct supervision; care for and use firearms; prepare and review comprehensive reports; supervise assigned subordinate personnel; establish and maintain effective working relationships; prepare correspondence and maintain records.

Graduation from an accredited two‑year college with a degree or successful completion of a minimum of sixty (60) semester units of college course work in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or a closely related field.(Job-related District Attorney Investigator experience or its equivalent may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.) AND two years of District Attorney Investigator experience or its equivalent and possession of a State of California Regular Basic P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer's Standards and Training) certificate.The Regular Basic P.O.S.T. certificate must be valid and current at the time of application.The Regular Basic P.O.S.T. certificate requires graduation from a P.O.S.T. certified academy and completion of one year probation as a peace officer pursuant to California Penal Code Section 830.1 for any P.O.S.T. participatory law enforcement agency.Prior to July 1995, a P.O.S.T. basic academy was a minimum of 560 hours.After July 1995, the minimum P.O.S.T. basic academy is 664 hours.

Must successfully complete the 80-hour POST-certified District Attorney Investigator course within 12 months of appointment.

Equivalent experience for the position of District Attorney Investigator means an assignment to a specific investigative or detective unit as a peace officer defined by California Penal Code Section 830.1. Normal investigative activities while assigned to patrol or traffic-related functions do not qualify.

1)A valid driverís license is required at the time of application.A valid CALIFORNIA driverís license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment; 2) all applicants shall meet the minimum standards of employment required of a Peace Officer as set forth in Title II of the California Administrative Code.

Character:†† Good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint and record check.No conviction by any State, the Federal Government or a foreign government of a crime which could have been punishable by imprisonment in a Federal Penitentiary or a State prison.

In accordance with Government Code Section 1031, candidate's physical, emotional and mental health will be evaluated and must be free from any condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer or performance of the duties of this position.

This is only a partial job description. For a complete job description, please refer to our website at
http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/hr or contact the Personnel Department at 805-781-5959.

This class specification generally describes the duties and responsibilities characteristic of the position(s) within this class. Duties of a particular position within a multi-position class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class. Accordingly, the essential functions of a particular position (whether it be a multi-position class or a single-position class) will be identified and used by medical examiners and hiring authorities in the selection process. If you have questions regarding the duties or the working conditions of the position, please contact the Personnel Department.

Applicants will be notified 6-8 weeks after the final filing deadline. However, some recruitments may take less or more time depending on the type of exam and number of applicants. Primary notification for each phase of the recruitment process will be by email. Therefore, notify the Personnel Department of any mailing or email address changes for all applications submitted.

Applicants may be evaluated by use of an application, screening board, written examination, and/or oral board. Veterans and disabled veterans preference points will be assigned when applicable. The top nine or more ranks shall be certified for appointment consideration. Any part of this selection process may be changed. Eligible lists may be used to fill regular, limited term or temporary positions. New employees are required to complete an INS Employment Eligibility Verification form to certify citizenship or legal residency and authorization to work. Essential functions of a job for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act will be determined prior to the filling of each vacant position. A reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the needs of the disabled and the religious needs of an applicant. If you require special arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, you must inform the County Personnel Department in writing of the type and extent of accommodation no later than the final filing deadline.