Police Civilian Investigator Job City Of Placentiaby admin on July 1, 2020
City Of Placentia Recruitment 2020Description :
- Reviews police reports to determine facts and circumstances surrounding the potential violation of penal and civil codes for specialized crimes and determines whether investigation is warranted.
- Determines appropriate analytical methods and information-gathering processes that are relevant to the particular cases.
- Collects, packages, and books evidence; researches and obtains required information and data for particular cases; prepares search warrants and establishes other law enforcement agencies that should be involved with case.
- Interviews witnesses, victims, suspects, and specialists in order to understand the nature of the crime, probable causes, motives, and potential violations of criminal and civil law.
- Prepares and shows photo line-ups to identify potential suspects; researches local, State and federal databases.
- Writes police reports to document findings, including supplemental reports, crime reports, and property reports.
- Discusses findings and alternatives with other police personnel in preparing cases and evidence, and provides referrals to other agencies.
- Testifies in Court proceedings.
Knowledge of California Penal Code and applicable civil codes; general investigation procedures; crime elements specific to particular cases; protocols involving sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence; investigative tactics; effective interviewing techniques; financial, statistical, and comparative analysis methods; case management practices; effective business communications and proper English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; report presentation techniques.
Ability to analyze crimes, including evidence, criminal histories, potential suspects, interpersonal relationships, financial data, and other factors; evaluate probable motives, behaviors, and alternative causes and reach sound conclusions based upon research and collaboration; collect, evaluate and interpret varied data, either in statistical, narrative, or interview form; conduct interviews and case research; interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare clear and concise reports, and other written materials; organize and maintain accurate records and files; coordinate multiple cases and meet critical deadlines; exercise sound judgment within established guidelines; communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, orally and in writing; use tact, discretion and sensitivity in dealing with sensitive situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with victims, suspects, media representatives, attorneys, Court officials, police personnel, citizen groups, and the public; operate computer hardware and utilize word processing, spreadsheet, and centralized law enforcement software applications programs and databases.
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, police science, or a closely related field; and three years of varied analytical and technical law enforcement experience involving the investigation of crimes or similar types of cases; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
Depending upon position assignment, may require a valid Class C California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City's Vehicle Insurance Policy.
In accordance with California Government Code Section 3100, City of Placentia employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to protect the health, safety, lives, and property of the people of the State.
Supplemental Information The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is expected to talk and hear within interview and investigation settings.The employee is required to frequently sit and occasionally walk and stand to access work areas and files; stoop, kneel, or crouch to access or place records or files; lift and carry records and documents, typically weighing less than 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this class, the employee must be able to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; interpret policies and procedures; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; and interact with City staff, other organizations and the public; and interact with suspects, victims, police officers and investigators, media representatives, Court officials, and the general public.
The employee works in both office and field settings. The noise level is moderately quiet. In the field, the employee is subject to traffic. Occasional driving is required to attend meetings at police facilities, travel to and from crime sites and interview locations, and appear at Court hearings. The employee works with crimes and issues involving sexual assault, child abuse, fraud, identity theft, forgery and domestic violence cases and serves as a crisis negotiator, as needed. The employee investigates evidence at crime scenes. The employee interfaces with victims, suspects, and repeat offenders.
RECRUITMENT PROCESS Complete employment applications must be submitted online at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Placentia. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education, and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. Applications, as well as responses to the supplemental questionnaire, will be reviewed by the Human Resources Department and Police Department. Applications may be rejected if deemed incomplete. Applicants that possess the most recent and pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which includes, but is not limited to, an oral interview. Successful applicants will be invited back for a department interview.
Candidates must be able to successfully pass a Police Department pre-employment screening process, which includes, but is not limited to: Criminal History: No felony convictions. Misdemeanor convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Drug Use: Recent drug use may disqualify a candidate.
The City of Placentia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, political or religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, other non-job related physical or mental disability, medical condition, or other functional limitation in employment or the provision of service. The City is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with qualified disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations to complete the employment application and/or participate in the testing process, please contact the Human Resources Office at (714) 993-8141 prior to the filing deadline. We will attempt to reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities upon request.
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- Only qualified candidates that meet with the above requirements would be processed in this recruitment.
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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