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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2128 - EO State’s Attorney Criminal Investigator

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 311


POSITION SUMMARY
Under direction; performs work of moderate difficulty investigating assigned cases and making arrests; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for investigating and interviewing witnesses and alleged offenders. Work involves the ability to work cooperatively with multiple law enforcement agencies while investigating assigned cases. This position is distinguished by the requirement that the incumbent be a sworn officer with the accountability to carry a weapon and have the authority to make arrests. Direction is received from the Deputy Chief Investigator or Chief Investigator of the State’s Attorneys’ 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.

• Interviews and/or interrogates alleged victims and offenders using diverse questioning techniques
• Makes assessments of the psychological and emotional status of the person being interviewed
• Locates and interviews witnesses for and/or against the accused
• Travels throughout the region to investigate cases
• Accumulates documentary evidence and investigates leads
• Obtains confessions and makes arrests
• Participates in surveillance
• Completes search and seizure of property
• Takes photographs, makes tape recordings and compiles other forms of documentation and evidence
• Serves subpoenas as directed by attorney of record
• Testifies in court as required
• Transports witnesses, defendants and evidence to and from court proceedings as directed by attorneys
• Prepares detailed reports documenting interviews and all other applicable aspects of the investigation
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Completes required training programs and stays current with County Emergency Management operational policies and procedures
• Supports the County Incident Command and Emergency Management Systems in preparedness, response and recovery efforts
• Maintains 24/7 availability to respond to emergencies, exercises and other related activities.
• Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency
preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training, licensure 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:
• The 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

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 hearings
• Gathering a variety of information through questioning and interrogation techniques
• Preparing clear and concise reports and documentation
• Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases,
email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations, and services of office to which
assigned

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
• 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 an Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field, three years of experience in law enforcement or criminal justice and completion of the police academy training. Depending on area of assignment, position may require specialized training for working with cases involving child victimization; 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.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 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
Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid IL driver’s license. Depending on area of assignment, position may require specialized training for working with cases involving child victimization.