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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2127 - EO Chief Criminal Investigator - States Attorney

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 316


POSITION SUMMARY
Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty planning, organizing and directing criminal investigations in the State’s Attorney’s Office; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this classification is responsible for the administration of the investigative and complaints division of the State's Attorney's Office. Work involves the application of advanced knowledge and skills to the analysis of police problems for a wide variety of law enforcement activities. Work is distinguished by overseeing multiple areas of assignment such as Children’s Center and General Assignment. Direction is received from the First Assistant State’s Attorney.

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.

• Supervises all facets of the investigative procedures on each individual criminal case
• Supervises subordinate criminal investigative staff
• Provides instructions on types of techniques to be utilized to accomplish tasks and how reports are to be prepared
• Personally conducts criminal investigations
• Testifies in court regarding cases personally investigated
• Assigns investigators to locate witnesses
• Coordinates assistance provided by the staff to other law enforcement agencies
• Initiates reports, photographs and other types of evidence
• Maintains records on of all investigations staff
• Monitors the inventory, control and security of evidence maintained by the State's Attorney's office
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• 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:
• Police principles, practices, methods, techniques and equipment with special reference to investigative work
• Relevant laws, rules and regulations
• The principles and practices of leadership, training and supervision
• Accounting for investigating financial cases
• Principles and practices of leadership, training, and supervision
• 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
• Planning, assigning and supervising the work of subordinate legal investigators in conducting criminal investigations
• 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 a Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement or related field and five years’ experience in criminal investigative or law enforcement work including three years’ 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.

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.