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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2124 - EO Senior Criminal Investigator

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
GRADE: 311

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty in supervising and leading the activities of criminal investigative personnel; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work of this class involves the application of specialized knowledge and abilities in the investigation of crimes, including the gathering of evidence, interviewing witnesses and general assistance to the States Attorney and Public Defender in the preparation of cases.  Although the work is performed in accordance with established rules and procedures, the employee must exercise considerable independent judgment in supervising the work of Criminal Investigators.  Work is reviewed through observation of performance and review of written reports.  These positions are found in the State's Attorney's Office and the Public Defender's Office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Assigns investigative work to Criminal Investigators
• Reviews reports to ensure that they are complete and accurate
• Maintains records of investigator performance; maintains time and mileage records
• Interviews defendants assigned and fills out forms and takes statements
• Investigate witnesses
• Serve subpoenas
• Ensures that investigators perform jobs assigned to them.
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Practices, procedures and techniques employed in criminal investigation
• Laws and ordinances relating to arrest or search and seizure
• General procedures used in criminal investigation and by courts conducting criminal trials
• Geography of DuPage County
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Applying investigative methods, techniques, and practices in conducting investigations to secure witnesses, facts, and evidence
• Assisting in the preparation of cases for court or grand jury hearing
• Gathering a variety of information through interview and interrogation
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; Four years’ experience in criminal investigative or law enforcement work; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk; and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and taste; or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to maintain a level of physical fitness to meet department standards. Correct visual acuity to 20/20.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee maybe exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, explosives, and other related conditions and situations. Position is subject to atmospheric conditions: Fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Depending on assignment must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois Driver’s License.