COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
Under general supervision, to serve civil papers; investigate matters related to alleged failure to pay child support obligation; assist in investigating consumer fraud or major felony cases; assist in the Public Administrator's Office; and do other work as required.
Positions in this classification are assigned to the District Attorney's Office to support District Attorney Investigators and Attorneys or the Child Support Services Department Attorneys and Investigators, the Public Administrator or other staff in prosecution, child support, or public administrator related efforts.
This class is distinguished from other investigative classes by the limited scope of responsibility for and/or the limited variety and complexity of casework. It is further distinguished from classes with safety member designation by the lack of "active law enforcement" assignments and responsibilities (e.g., powers of arrest) and by assignment to less hazardous duties and cases.
Gathers and compiles information needed by investigators, attorneys, the public administrator, and others in support of legal cases; serves subpoenas and delivers legal documents; deals with uncooperative and potentially violent individuals; traces and locates absent parents, heirs, and other individuals using accepted investigative techniques; contacts employers, credit agencies and other parties to secure and verify information, including state locator service, and other government agencies; keeps records, prepares correspondence and written reports of investigation findings; may transport witnesses to and from court; may perform or assist in court coordination duties; testifies in court as necessary; assists investigators and attorneys in a variety of other case development and trial preparation activities; picks up and distributes District Attorney's Office mail or Child Support Services Department mail; operates a van to transport both personal property, witnesses, trustees, and other designated personnel as necessary; serves subpoenas duces tecum; deposits and retrieves files from warehouse; transports evidence or other materials as needed from local hospitals, laboratories, police agencies, courts or other agencies; supervise inmate workers; conduct searches of residences; assist in the packaging of potentially hazardous biological material; access on-line information sources; research real property histories; prepare title reports.
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Special Working Conditions:
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Successful completion of a minimum 180 hour internship with a California District Attorney's Office, Investigations Bureau.
OR Completion of 15 semester units of course work in law enforcement or a related field
AND 6 months of experience dealing with the public which has included handling stressful situations, interviewing and recordkeeping.
Successful completion of POST Certified Reserve Academy AND 6 months of experience dealing with the public which has included handling stressful situations, interviewing and recordkeeping.
PREVIOUS TITLES: None
Bargaining Unit: 41 EEOC
Job Category: 05
Occupational Grouping: 64
Worker's Comp Code: 0285