The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office is looking for an experienced, innovative person of the highest integrity to serve as the Chief of Investigations. The District Attorney's Office is responsible for the prosecution of all criminal violations of state and local laws and the investigation and filing of criminal or civil actions. The duties of the Fresno County District Attorney's Office range from prosecuting criminals and investigating criminal activities, to providing legal and investigative assistance to other law enforcement agencies within Fresno County. Within this framework, the Chief of Investigations is responsible for the management of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations.
As a condition of employment, candidates must undergo and pass a thorough and detailed personal background investigation, medical, psychological and polygraph examination. These investigations include employment/credit histories, arrest/criminal records, drug/alcohol use, and personal conduct. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive and other relevant areas of a candidate’s background may be investigated and verified.
Desired Attributes and Personal Characteristics:
1. Highest degree of maturity, integrity, confidentiality, loyalty, and good judgment;
2. Strong organizational, managerial, and supervisory abilities;
3. Superior investigative training and experience;
4. Energetic application of the latest organizational and management strategies;
5. Proven experience and desire to work cooperatively with all facets of the organization;
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including working effectively with the public.
Candidates must meet one of the following two options:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system.
Experience: Four (4) years of full-time, paid public law enforcement investigative experience equivalent to that gained as a District Attorney Investigator with Fresno County; two (2) years of which must have been at a supervisory or management level.
Education: Completion of 60 semester units from an accredited college or university that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system.
Experience: Six (6) years of full-time, paid public law enforcement investigative experience equivalent to that gained as a District Attorney Investigator with Fresno County, two (2) years of which must have been at a supervisory or management level.
In addition to the above listed options, candidates must also possess the following:
Certificate: Possession of a valid Advanced Certificate issued by the State of California, Department of Justice, the Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training. Advanced POST certificate must be current and valid. Expired certificates are not acceptable.
Age: At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license.
Other: Under California Penal Code Section 830.1, the Chief of Investigations is defined as a Peace Officer. Therefore, candidates must be able to meet all pre-employment as well as ongoing peace officer status requirements pursuant to federal, state, and local legislation.
- College/university transcripts may be requested to verify completion of the required units.
- Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for this position prior to the filing deadline.
- Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications if the applicant can provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States’ accredited college or university system.
SAMPLE OF DUTIES:
1. Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the District Attorney's Bureau of Investigations.
2. Confers with the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorneys in the formation of investigative policy and procedures, and development and administration of the division budget.
3. Confers with Deputy District Attorneys, personnel from other County departments, and other agencies regarding mutual problems of jurisdiction and procedure.
4. May direct investigation of the more difficult, sensitive, and complex cases.
5. Supervises lower level managers, supervisors, and investigators and conducts internal affairs investigations.
6. Reviews and approves investigative reports.
7. Plans and directs training of personnel in investigative procedures.
8. Prepares oral and written reports, correspondence and memoranda, as well as special reports and studies.
ATTRACTIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE:
- Health insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
- Competitive retirement plan
- Eleven (11) paid holidays
- Disability and Life insurance
- Annual Leave plan
- Employee Assistance Program
Optional benefits include:
- Deferred Compensation Plan (County sponsored tax shelter savings plan)
- Flexible Spending Plans-tax shelter (set aside pre-tax $ to pay for eligible medical, dependent care, and qualified parking and mass transit expenses)
- Fresno County Federal Credit Union - All County employees can take advantage of low interest rates, no annual fees for checking accounts, direct deposit, online banking and many other services
Depending upon the number of applications meeting the Minimum Qualifications and filing requirements, Personnel Services may schedule applicants for one or both of the following processes:
- Oral examination (weighted 100%). An oral examination includes a panel consisting of at least two members within a similar field of expertise as the vacancy. Candidates are asked structured questions and must respond orally to allow the panel to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant.
- Achievement Rating Panel (weighted 100% or pass/fail). A panel consisting of at least two members within a similar field of expertise as the vacancy will review application materials in order to evaluate candidates’ education, experience, and personal qualifications. Candidates deemed most qualified will be considered further.
Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list effective for a minimum of 3 months (may be extended up to an additional 12 months), and will be certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
1. Fresno County Application
2. Supplemental Form
3. Comprehensive Resume
4. Copy of Valid Advanced POST Certificate
Note: If you apply online, you can fax a copy of your Advanced POST certificate to (559) 455-4788 (Attn: Mitchell Norvise). All required application materials must be received (online, by mail, or in person) by the deadline. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.
HOW TO APPLY:
Open Job Information Flyer and follow the "to apply online" instructions.
By mail or in office: Fresno County Personnel Services
Fresno County Plaza
2220 Tulare St. 14th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays.
Please be advised that it is the applicant’s responsibility to notify Fresno County Personnel Services of any mailing address and telephone number changes. Notices sent via U.S. Mail from Personnel Services are not forwarded (“Return Service” is requested, therefore mail will not be sent to a forwarding address).
Once the filing deadline has passed, you may check the status of this recruitment at any time by logging on to www.jobaps.com/fresno or www.co.fresno.ca.us (employment opportunities) and clicking on the "Closed Jobs Status Board" link.
Should you feel you need special accommodations for this examination due to a qualifying disability, please contact Personnel Services at (559) 600-1830 at least 5 days prior to your examination.
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