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General Statement of Job
Under general supervision, the Criminal Investigator conducts investigations in a wide variety of criminal cases and performs related duties as required. The Criminal Investigator is expected to obtain sufficient knowledge and proficiency to possess greater responsibility for conducting investigations and for exercising greater independent judgment. Responds to serious crimes, collects evidence, secures scenes, and makes decisions in regards to court cases. Performs surveillance details, processes evidence, interviews suspects, takes cases to trial, oversees other investigators, and reports outcomes to supervisors.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Performs pre-trial investigations and assists other investigators and prosecuting attorneys in court.
Traces and interviews witnesses, victims, and suspects in criminal cases and obtains statements, documents, and related evidence for use in court.
Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with S.O.P. and laws.
Coordinates back protocol functions.
Conducts investigations on a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases.
Assists prosecuting attorneys in the preparation of evidence for trial by taking photographs and preparing diagrams and charts. Prepares reports for use in the preparation and prosecution of criminal cases.
Provides security at public functions as needed.
Assists with administering the payroll each week.
Trains others in the performance of criminal investigations.
Prepares and serves search warrants and arrest warrants.
Types and prepares files for the District Attorney’s Office.
Testifies in court concerning evidence gathered in pre-trial investigations.
Makes arrests as necessary based on probable cause, bench warrants, and criminal complaints.
Operates police radios, personal and mainframe computers, photographic and recording equipment, GCIC terminals, and other related law enforcement equipment, as needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions:
Working Conditions and Physical Abilities
While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; ascend and descend stairs, ladders, ramps, fences, scaffolding, etc.; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces; move about on hands and knees; bend body downward and forward, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear; use color, sound, shape and odor perception; and push, pull, and lift over 50 pounds frequently and over 100 pounds occasionally.
Work is performed in an office, police vehicle, and in the field exposing the employee to various outside atmospheric conditions; possible bodily injury from moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, or machinery, electrical shock, explosions, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to persons who have contagious diseases and illnesses, volatile situations, and imminent danger when performing the essential functions of the job.
Working time may require irregular hours, shift times, and/or on-call status.
The incumbent’s working conditions are typically moderately quiet.
NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Personnel Department to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
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