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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2125 - EO Deputy Chief Criminal Investigator

Job Description

GRADE: 313

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in supervising and leading the activities of personnel in the criminal investigative and complaints division of the States Attorney's office; performs related work as required.

This position involves responsibility for assisting in the administration of the criminal investigative and complaints divisions of the States Attorney's Office. 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 in the preparation of cases. This class is distinguished from that of Senior Criminal Investigator by the degree of complexity of the problem solving, and the supervision exercised over other criminal investigative staff.

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.

• Assists in the administration of the criminal investigative and complaints divisions which requires case evaluation, assignment and supervision of staff
• Manages an investigative caseload which involves determining violations of criminal statutes
• Interviews victims and witnesses
• Analyzes documents
• Writes reports, summaries and documents to be presented to the court
• Arrests and interrogates offenders; provides testimony in Grand Jury and at trial
• Provides assistance to various law enforcement and government agencies
• Provides on-the-job training and supervision of field operations including surveillance's, undercover activities, wiretaps, search warrants and arrests
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• 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.

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
• Principles and practices of leadership training and supervision
• Accounting for investigating financial cases.
• 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 investigation to secure witnesses, facts, and evidence
• Gathering a variety of information through interview and interrogation
• Preparation of cases for court or grand jury hearing
• 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

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of an Associate's degree in Law Enforcement or related field and four years experience in criminal investigative or law enforcement work including one year experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

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.

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.