DA Lieutenant

Recruitment #1209-000419-001

Introduction

The Yolo County District Attorney's Office is recruiting to fill one regular, full-time DA Lieutenant position.  This recruitment is open as a result of department promotions, and applications will be accepted both internally and from outside applicants concurrently.  All applicants who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be considered for the next step in the selection process. 

In order to be considered, interested applicants must submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, a completed supplemental questionnaire that is attached to the online application, verification of education (unofficial/official transcripts are acceptable), and copies of their P.O.S.T certificate(s).

Verification of education and copies of P.O.S.T certificates may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Department in any one or more of the following ways:

  • As an attachment to the online application
  • By e-mail to hrjobs@yolocounty.org
  • By fax to (530)666-8049
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA  95695.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This recruitment is open on a continuous basis. However, in order to be considered for the first round of screening, all required documents must be received by the Human Resources Department by October 10, 2012 by 5pm. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Definition

Under direction, the incumbent will supervise the activities in a legal investigative unit; perform skilled legal investigative work on sensitive or difficult cases; and perform other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This classification is a supervisory position over a specific legal investigative unit. The incumbent provides day to day supervision to investigators, enforcement officers, and assigned clerical staff, Additional duties include conducting internal affairs investigations, investigating countywide officer involved shooting incidents, use of force incidents and background investigations.

Essential Functions

  • Directs the investigative activities of an assigned legal investigation unit;
  • Manages work processes and facilitate the collection of statistical reporting information;
  • Supervises and trains subordinate investigators and other assigned personnel in investigative work;
  • May perform the more difficult and sensitive legal investigations;
  • Conducts follow-up investigations as required;
  • Locates and interviews persons, taking statements and depositions and evaluating testimony;
  • Testifies in court on findings and results of investigations;
  • Reviews and evaluates initial criminal and investigative reports;
  • Communicates and confers with personnel representing county, city, state and federal agencies on matters relating to investigations;
  • Responsible for detailed records and reports on investigative activities;
  • Coordinates investigative activities between assigned units and other law enforcement agencies;
  • Makes inspections of crime scenes, arranging for the collection of evidence;
  • Assembles and prepares evidence for presentation in court; serves subpoenas;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

Education:  Completion of at least 90 college semester units, or an Associates Degree in a related field; and

Experience:  Five (5) years of journey level experience in investigative law enforcement work, or two years experience as a DA Investigator.

SubstitutionAdditional qualifying supervisory law enforcement work  may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year for year basis up to a maximum of  one year. 

P.O.S.T. Advanced Certificate: Must possess P.O.S.T.  Advanced certificate


Peace Officer Status
: At the time of appointment, incumbents must meet the Peace Officer Standards stipulated in Section 832 of the Penal Code and Section 1029 - 1031 of the Government code.
Working Conditions: Willingness to work irregular hours and overtime in various geographic locations.

License

Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge & Ability

Knowledge of: thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of legal investigation, including the gathering, preservation, and presentation of evidence; thorough knowledge of appropriate areas of criminal and civil law, including the laws of arrest, search and seizure, rules of evidence, and court procedures; principles and techniques of supervision and training; identification techniques.


Ability to
: gather, and analyze facts to draw logical conclusion and to make sound recommendations; speak and write clearly and effectively; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; supervise, assign, evaluate and counsel employees; obtain useful information from personal interviews; prepare detailed and accurate reports.

Environmental & Functional Factors

Incumbents in this classification are expected to work closely with others, either inside or outside of buildings and under volatile conditions; to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; to lift objects over their shoulders; to move about; to constrain violent individuals; to discharge a firearm; to bend, stoop and squat; to sit for long periods of time; to work irregular hours; to drive a car.

Medical Class

This class requires that the person stand or walk most of the time with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, frequent lifting of objects up to twenty-five pounds and occasional lifting of objects up to fifty pounds may be required.

Benefits

Retirement Benefits

  • CalPERS Retirement - 3% @ 55 (Safety):  Yolo County pays a portion of the member contribution (approximately 8% of salary). Employees pay approximately 1% of salary toward retirement.
  • All Yolo County employees participate in Social Security and Medicare.
  • Employees receive a limited deferred compensation match based on years of service.  For 10 years, $150; for 20 years, $250.

Health Benefits

  • Yolo County offers 6 health plans (3 HMO’s and 6 PPO’s). Each employee receives a benefit package of $17,180 annually to purchase health, dental and vision insurance. Any remaining balance of the benefit package is paid to the employee as taxable earnings. This amount is pro-rated for part-time employees.
  • All employees are required to enroll in our Delta Dental Plan. The current monthly premium is $88.00 and is deducted from the benefit package. Family members may be added at no additional cost.
  • All employees are required to enroll in our plan with Medical Eye Services of California. The current monthly premium is $9.92 and is deducted from the benefit package. Family members may be added at no additional cost.
  • Employees participate in the State of California disability program. SDI benefits may be supplemented with accrued leave balances.
  • Employees have a confidential counseling program available for up to 6 free visits each fiscal year.

Leave Benefits

  • Employees earn 8 hours of sick leave per month.
  • New employees earn the equivalent of 80 hours of vacation time off per year and are eligible to use vacation after 13 pay periods of employment. The accrual rate increases to 120 hours after 3 years of employment.
  • Employees may purchase up to 40 hours of vacation each fiscal year after 3 years of employment.
  • Employees earn 32 hours of floating holiday time off each fiscal year.
  • Employees receive 10.5 paid holidays each year.

Selection Plan

Week of 10/15/12 Screen for Minimum Qualifications
Week of 10/22/12 Screen for Best Qualified Candidates
Week of 10/22/12 Establish List
Week of 11/12/12 Department Selection Interviews
TBD Background Check
TBD Tentative Job Offer
TBD Drug/Alcohol/Fingerprint Screen
TBD Physical Exam
1/17/2013 Estimated start date

*All dates are tentative and are subject to change based on the status of the recruitment and subsequent interviews.

Additional Required Materials

In order to be considered, interested applicants must submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, a completed supplemental questionnaire that is attached to the online application, verification of education (unofficial/official transcripts are acceptable), and copies of their P.O.S.T certificate(s).

Verification of education and copies of P.O.S.T certificates may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Department in any one or more of the following ways:

  • As an attachment to the online application
  • By e-mail to hrjobs@yolocounty.org
  • By fax to (530)666-8049
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA  95695.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This recruitment is open on a continuous basis. However, in order to be considered for the first round of screening, all required documents must be received by the Human Resources Department by October 10, 2012 by 5pm. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Contact Information

For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Jenny Brown by e-mail at jenny.brown@yolocounty.org or by phone at (530) 666-8328.

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