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					PRETRIAL RELEASE INVESTIGATOR TRAINEE (0090)                          grade 8

PRETRIAL RELEASE INVESTIGATOR I                           (3299)     grade 10

PRETRIAL RELEASE INVESTIGATOR II                          (3300)     grade 11


I.     NATURE OF WORK:

       The Pretrial Release Investigator Trainee is the entry level, the Pretrial Release
Investigator I is the intermediate level, and the Pretrial Release Investigator II is the full
performance level of pretrial release investigative work for the Division of Pretrial
Detention and Services (DPDS), Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services,
serving Baltimore City. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

        The Pretrial Release Investigator Trainee receives close supervision, the Pretrial
Release Investigator I receives moderate supervision and the Pretrial Release Investigator
II receives general supervision from a Pretrial Release Investigations Supervisor or other
designated supervisor. Employees in this classification will be assigned to one of three
shifts in order to maintain 24 hour coverage and may be required to work on weekends
and holidays. Employees are assigned to work sites at police districts and jails. The
work may require travel to various police districts to assist other investigators during
peak work periods.

       Positions in this classification are evaluated using the Classification Job
Evaluation Methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties
and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and
Examples of Work sections of a class specification.

       The Pretrial Release Investigator Trainee, Pretrial Release Investigator I and
Pretrial Release Investigator II are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory
control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Pretrial Release
Investigator Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision. The Pretrial
Release Investigator I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general
supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being
performed. The Pretrial Release Investigator II performs the full range of duties under
general supervision. The Pretrial Release Investigator II is differentiated from Pretrial
Release Investigations Supervisor in that Pretrial Release Investigations Supervisor
supervises lower-level Pretrial Release Investigators.
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II.    EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Examples are illustrative only)

        Interviews arrested persons in district police station lockups or jail in order to
obtain pertinent pretrial release information;
        Reviews charging documents and Commissioner’s Initial Appearance Forms;
        Investigates and verifies background information obtained from arrested perso ns;
        Prepares complete and accurate investigation reports and applies risk assessment
criteria in order to make recommendations for pretrial release eligibility and classification
level of supervision and conditions pending trial;
        Attends bail review hearings in order to provide information and to assist the
commissioners, judges and arrested persons;
        Testifies in court proceedings concerning pretrial release investigations;
        Instructs arrested persons concerning the required conditions for release;
        Maintains records of pending investigations and investigated cases;
        Tracks each case to determine the arrested person’s compliance with release
conditions;
        Conducts criminal record checks on defendants for judges and court
commissioners;
        Assists investigators at other police districts during peak work periods;
        May supervise defendants on conditional bail release;
        Performs other related duties.


III.   REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

                           Pretrial Release Investigator Trainee:

        Ability to learn rules, regulations, procedures and policies applicable to the State
pretrial release program and criminal justice system;
        Ability to learn law enforcement, criminal law and criminal court practices and
procedures;
        Ability to learn investigative methods;
        Ability to learn interviewing techniques;
        Ability to learn to prepare complete and accurate investigative reports;
        Ability to learn to apply risk assessment criteria;
        Ability to learn to testify as a witness in court proceedings;
        Ability to communicate effectively with defendants, court and protective service
personnel, social service agency personnel and the general public.
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           Pretrial Release Investigator I and Pretrial Release Investigator II:

       Knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures and policies applicable to the
State pretrial release program and criminal justice system;
       Knowledge of law enforcement, criminal law and criminal court practices and
procedures;
       Knowledge of investigative methods;
       Knowledge of interviewing techniques;
       Ability to prepare complete and accurate investigative reports;
       Ability to apply risk assessment criteria;
       Ability to testify as a witness in court proceedings;
       Ability to communicate effectively with defendants, court and protective service
personnel, social service agency personnel and the general public.


IV.   MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

      Education:    Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a state high
                    school equivalence certificate.

      Experience: None (Trainee), One (I), two (II) years of investigative experience in
                  law enforcement, court services, parole and probation or pretrial
                  release work.

      Note:         Investigative experience in law enforcement, court services, parole
                    and probation or pretrial release work may be substituted on a year-
                    to-year basis for the required education.


V.    LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATES:

      Employees in this class may be assigned duties which require the operation of
      a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a
      driver’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
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VI.   SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CLASSIFICATION:

      Employees in this classification will be assigned to one of three shifts in order to
      maintain 24 hour coverage and may be required to work on weekends and
      holidays.


DATE REVISED: June 17, 2010


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various
State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using
department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.




APPROVED: _____________________________________
          Director, Division of Classification and Salary

				
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