DISTRICT ATTORNEY INSPECTOR III
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Under general direction, plans, organizes, and participates in the activities of one or more investigation units in the Criminal Investigations Division of the District Attorneys Office engaged in conducting investigations of criminal and/or civil law matters; conducts the more complex or sensitive investigations; acts as a lead worker to District Attorney Inspectors I/II; and does other work as required.
This class is the advanced journey level inspector and is distinguished from the next lower class of District Attorney Inspector II in that it serves as a lead worker to one or more units of subordinate investigators and carries its own caseload of the most complex and serious cases. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Chief District Attorney Inspector in that the latter class has department-wide responsibility for investigative services in the District Attorney's Office.
Serves as a lead worker to a staff of D.A. Inspectors investigating felony and misdemeanor crimes; carries a caseload of the most complex and serious cases; locates and interviews persons, takes statements and evaluates evidence; appears in court or at hearings to testify as a witness; files complaints, makes arrests, prepares and serves search warrants and other legal papers, and prepares detailed reports; provides assistance and training to other inspectors on investigations of homicides and other serious cases; accompanies inspectors conducting interviews of victims and witnesses involved in sensitive cases; may conduct administrative investigations of subordinate inspectors and other staff; supervises departmental firearms program, evidence and property management, computer security, and division training; reviews work orders, assigns inspectors, and confers with attorneys/inspectors to develop investigation strategies; reviews investigation reports for content and form; at major crime scenes represents the District Attorneys Office and directs the activities of the assigned inspectors, and acts as a resource to venue police agencies; attends attorney staff meetings to coordinate the activities of the inspectors and attorneys, provide input as required, and provide law enforcement training to the attorney staff; attends meetings with police agencies to coordinate the investigations of police departments with the District Attorneys Office to avoid overlapping efforts; may act as the Chief District Attorney Inspector in his/her absence.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience which would provide the re quired knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Bargaining Unit: DA Inspector Representation Unit
EEOC Job Category: 04
Occupational Grouping: 62
Workers Comp Code: 1073