Investigator (district Attorney) - Extra Help

The County of El Dorado, California Placerville, CA

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The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for INVESTIGATOR (DISTRICT ATTORNEY). This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future vacancies for up to three (3) months.

* There is currently one (1) extra help vacancy in the District Attorney's Office in South Lake Tahoe, California.

?Extra help vacancies are made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the department; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration.

Based upon the information in the application, a training and experience evaluation may be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking for referral to specific vacancies.


Under general supervision, conducts investigations for the District Attorney's office relating to felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, civil and related cases.


This is an experienced investigations class, responsible for providing investigative support for a variety of District Attorney cases. Incumbents exercise a high degree of independent judgment and have ongoing decision-making responsibility in their work. This class is distinguished from Supervising Investigator (District Attorney) in that the latter is the first full supervisory level in the Investigator (District Attorney) series responsible for planning, organizing, supervising and reviewing the work of a group of investigators and support staff.

Examples of Essential Functions

* Plans, directs and conducts investigation related to a variety of criminal, civil and juvenile cases, including child abuse, code enforcement, narcotics, sexual assault and welfare fraud.

* Locates and interviews defendants, complainants, law enforcement officials, witnesses and other involved parties; interviews defendants in custody, juvenile hall and mental facilities.

* Analyzes and evaluates police, court and other records; prepares and serves subpoenas; prepares search and arrest warrants.

* Arranges for transportation, housing and protection of witnesses who are under grant of immunity, or for paid operators and informants.

* Collects, secures and preserves evidence, photographs, fingerprints and diagrams; prepares court exhibits.

* Maintains possession and control over evidence and secures the District Attorney's vault in accordance with state laws.

* Makes arrests, raids and highly sensitive investigations.

* Researches and locates witnesses; maintains a list of expert witnesses.

* Collects and verifies documents, statements, evidence and testimony; assists attorneys in analysis of cases.

* Prepares a variety of investigative reports related to assigned cases; organizes and maintains caseload records.

* Testifies in court to verify information/data collected during investigations.

* Initiates and processes special legal procedures pertaining to court and/or child support cases.

* Operates and maintains a variety of recording equipment.

* Assists in developing investigation policies and procedures.

* Attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)

Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from a regionally accredited college or university. Courses from non-regionally accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.


One (1) year of criminal investigative experience with a law enforcement agency


Three (3) years of law enforcement experience that is equivalent to a patrol deputy. A college degree in Police Science or a related field may be substituted for one of the three years of required experience if qualifying based on law enforcement experience.

Other Requirements:

Must possess a valid driver's license. Must be willing to work off-hours or on a call-out basis. Must possess a current California Basic P.O.S.T. certification, pursuant to Penal Code 830.1. Applicants must meet California Government Codes 1029 and 1031 (Minimum Standards for Peace Officers) requirements.

Knowledge of:

* Principles and practices of law enforcement, including crime scene and arrest and custody procedures.

* Principles, methods and equipment used in the investigation of crimes.

* Laws, codes and ordinances governing rules of evidence and criminal investigations.

* Methods and techniques of interviewing.

* Record keeping and reporting requirements for criminal investigations.

* Standard office practices and procedures including the use of a personal computer.

Skill in:

* Maintaining accurate records and files.

* Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Ability to:

* Investigate and analyze crime scene and other evidence; evaluating findings and reaching sound conclusions.

* Interview and obtain information from witnesses, suspects and others.

* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Other Requirements


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Work is performed both indoors in a standard office setting below ground level with exposure to dust and fumes and infrequent exposure to airborne hazardous substances, and outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions and infrequent exposure to hazardous substances.


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting or outdoors on level and/or uneven/slippery walking surfaces; operate office equipment; vision in the normal visual range with or without correction sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment; hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Frequent use of both hands and use of all fingers; wrist and arm motions, upward/downward flexion of neck and use of both legs. Occasional walking, sitting and bending; use of fine finger dexterity of both hands and ability to grasp and hold; lifting, carrying or pushing objects that weigh up to 15 lbs. Infrequent climbing, reaching, running and jumping; lifting, carrying or pushing objects that weigh more than 15 lbs.

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