County of Nevada, CA May, 2009
DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR
Under general direction, serves as a criminal investigator for the District Attorney; and performs
related work as required.
This classification is responsible for investigating crimes and activities prosecuted by the District
Attorney's office. Incumbents perform job functions with a minimum of supervision and exercise
discretion over their work activities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
Conducts investigations of criminal cases and purported crimes and other cases for
which the prosecution comes under the jurisdiction of the District Attorney's Office
Locates and interviews suspected persons and witnesses and analyzes and evaluates
Interprets and explains the provisions of laws, rules or regulations related to the
purposes of investigation
Interviews and subpoenas witnesses; produces witnesses at preliminary hearings and
arranges for their transportation, accommodations and safety
Gathers and preserves evidence and testimony; transports evidence to various
laboratories for analysis
Gathers data and information on "white collar" crimes
Examines and evaluates financial and business records in civil and criminal "fraud"
investigations and related investigations
Serves as liaison between the District Attorney's office and other law enforcement
Criminal investigative techniques and procedures.
Laws of arrest, search and seizure, search warrants and preservation of evidence
Basic crime scene management and preservation of evidence
Interviewing principles and techniques with ability to analyze and evaluate the
statements of witnesses or suspected violators
Techniques and knowledge used in locating persons
Basic financial record keeping and mathematics
Computer technology and software applications in the performance of daily activities
Current computer search engine capabilities and use of legal data bases to support
online research techniques
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Laws and regulations governing assigned activities
Gathering, assembling, analyzing and evaluating facts and evidence; drawing
conclusions and making appropriate recommendations
Conducting criminal investigations
Obtaining information through interview and interrogation
Evaluating situations and people accurately and to adopting an effective course of action
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with those contacted in
the course of work
Preparing clear, concise and comprehensive written communications and reports
Education and Experience:
Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and five years of experience as a law
enforcement officer, four of which include investigative experience in locating, observing
and interviewing suspects and witnesses and preparing reports of findings.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid California driver's license.
Intermediate CA POST Certificate
Proficiency with firearms and qualifications as a peace officer under Penal Code 832.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and
attend off-site meetings. Mobility and strength to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50
pounds, to bend, stoop, crouch, climb and occasionally run. Mobility to respond to
emergency situations. Vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer
screen. Hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.
Willingness and ability to accept assignments in various cultural, physical, behavioral
and environmental settings.
Some accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified
individuals who require and request such accommodations.
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-
inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may
be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document
and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.