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Job Title: PS:Criminal Investigator (WL)
Job Code: 17063
Last Update: 9/1/2010
Salary Plan: Statewide Salary Plan (SWD)


Job Description, Responsibilities, Standards, and Qualifications

Job Description:

Investigates alleged or suspected violations of Federal, state, or local laws, rules and regulations to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

Collaborates with other authorities on activities such as surveillance, transcription, and research
1. Conducts a thorough review of allegations; confirms jurisdiction, facts and identifies potential criminal activity.
2. Acertains the extent to which the alleged activity affects the consuming public. Coordinates the priority of the investigation with management and notifies appropriate personnel of anticipated costs in investigation.
3. Interviews victim and initiates contact with witnesses, experts, or other individuals who can provide specialized and/or necessary knowledge. Requests appropriate documentation or evidence from victim and witnesses. Seizes documents as evidence if necessary.
4. Investigates each incident thoroughly; gathers information; identifies and continually reviews facts and issues.
5. Applies up-to-date procedural and investigative knowledge to the facts presented through the investigation.
6. Initiates and utilizes appropriate investigative techniques to validate allegations and identify victims, witnesses and perpetrators.
7. Develops and pursues sources and initiates undercover activities as necessary.
8. Conducts oral presentations and interviews in an effective manner. Maintains a professional demeanor and presents information in a clear, concise fashion.
9. Conducts investigative research utilizing in-house and external resources. Submits and obtains information from GCIC, NWCCC, NCIC upon approval of management.
10. Uses technical investigative equipment in a responsible manner.
Conducts background investigations
1. Insures documentation is complete and contains all substantive data necessary to facilitate investigation, enforcement or mediation.
2. Prepares appropriate affidavits for search warrants.
3. Submits summary of allegations, reports of investigation, and suggested method of case disposition within prescribed time frames.
4. Prepares written communications which are consistently coherent, grammatically correct and in the proper format.
5. Presents documentation to executive management and administrators in a timely manner; notifies management of issues requiring policy direction.
Conducts internal investigations of law enforcement agencies
1. Seizes or participates in the seizure of evidence. Maintains correct chain of custody in the retention and control of evidence.
2. Advises subjects of their Miranda rights when appropriate.
3. Executes search or arrest warrants as needed; cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in the execution of warrants.
4. Coordinates progress of case with management to insure consistentcy with agency goals. Implements supervisory directives to obtain case resolution.
5. Implements enforcement decisions in an assertive manner; pursues positive disposition of cases in a timely manner.
6. Acts as an informed resource for prosecuting attorney(s). Provides recommendations regarding prosecution strategies; reviews documents associated with case prosecution when requested and in a timely manner.
7. Appears at all legal proceedings promptly and displays a professional appearance; conducts self in a professional manner when appearing as a witness or agency resource.
8. Maintains familiarity with case facts, legal arguments, and agency case precedence.
Examines records in order to locate links in chain of evidence or information
1. Maintains primary responsibility for the physical custody and security of the case files; insures protection of confidential information.
2. Organizes files chronologically.
3. Maintains files for review by Director of Investigations and executive staff.
4. Disseminates information in accordance with agency policy, procedures or directives.
5. Date stamps evidence as necessary.
6. Creates and utilizes databases, spreadsheets, and investigative software.
Identifies case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations
1. Adheres to certification guidelines of the agency, P.O.S.T. and GCIC.
2. Completes mandatory in-service educational training required each year.
3. Fulfills firearms qualification as required.
Obtains and verifies evidence by interviewing and observing suspects and witnesses, or by analyzing records
1. Conducts civil investigations as necessary.
2. Serves civil enforcement orders as necessary.
3. Conducts U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission compliance and recall checks as required.
4. Facilitates discussions between adverse parties. Exercises mediation and negotiation skills effectively and creatively to reach equitable resolution acceptable to all parties involved.
5. Provides alternative resource information to parties in dispute.
6. Documents mediation efforts as appropriate and reports case disposition when obtained.
Obtains information related to cases
Prepares reports that detail investigation findings

Sample Technical Competencies:

Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making.
Ability to use proper and effective interview and interrogation techniques.
Knowledge of law enforcement databases and other available sources of information.
Knowledge of legal procedures and processes.
Knowledge of case management tools, techniques, technology, and software
Ability to conduct surveillance, use covert devices, and interview informants.

Entry Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field and one year of related experience OR Three years of experience in law enforcement or related field OR One Year of experience at the PSP090 level or position equivalent Note: Some positions require Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certification Note: Some positions may require incumbent to have a valid Class C Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

No preferred qualifications information is available.

Career Development Levels:

PSP092 - PS:Criminal Investigator (AL)
PSP093 - PS:Criminal Investigator (SP)
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The information presented, while not an exact or exhaustive listing, describes the work, performance standards, and qualifications typically required of positions or employees in this job. A specific position description or employee performance plan may differ as long as it is consistent with the core Responsibilities, Standards and Qualifications of that job.
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