Provides a variety of technical and administrative support to the Investigations Unit of the District Attorney's Office including, but not limited to, service of process and subpoenas, obtaining and storing case evidence, management of pool vehicles, and obtaining criminal histories and legal documents necessary for investigations and court proceedings.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Receives general supervision from a professional or administrative supervisor.
- Exercises no supervision.
- Locate victims and/or witnesses for further criminal investigation, restitution, or to serve subpoenas.
- Locate, request, and secure a variety of pertinent documents for use in courtroom proceedings.
- Compose correspondence as needed and secure written statements from victims.
- May assist investigators in taking evidence pictures and/or pictures of injuries.
- Maintain cameras, recording devices, and other communication equipment for the Investigations Division.
- Transcribe law enforcement audio tapes into hard copy for further investigation.
- Develop and maintain forms for the Investigative Division.
- Develop and maintain computerized subpoena tracking system for use by investigators and technicians.
- Respond to questions and provide information to victims, witnesses, and the public regarding court appearances, court and civil process procedures, and subpoenas.
- Locate, request, secure, and store evidence pertinent to criminal investigations; maintain accurate evidence records to ensure chain of custody for original evidence received; monitor evidence viewing by defense attorneys.
- Develop and maintain evidence room procedures; develop and maintain evidence tracking computerized systems.
- Manage, monitor, and schedule maintenance for the vehicle pool of the District Attorney's Office.
- Assist investigative staff and attorneys with special studies and projects as assigned.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Software and business applications including, but not limited to, criminal and judicial computer systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases internal to the District Attorney's Office as well as to other law enforcement agencies in the Eighth Judicial District.
- Editing software for electronic media: video, audio, and photos.
- Operation of digital cameras, recording devices, and other communication tools used to further investigations.
- Modern office practices and procedures.
- Legal terminology.
- Correct English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
- Scope and application of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to criminal investigation, chain of custody, evidence handling, and service of process and subpoenas.
- Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to conducting preliminary investigations, investigative research, and materials in basic criminal investigation.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Provide professional customer service to clients and public.
- Perform duties at the direction of the investigator and or deputy district attorney.
- Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
- Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives.
- Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Three to four years experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
- Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in criminal justice or a related field.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, NCIC/CCIC certification.
- Complete a self-defense training course.
Must be able to:
- Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment such as computers, typewriters, facsimile machines, photocopiers, two-way radios, and motor vehicles.
- Climb, reach, and/or stretch arms, legs, or other parts of body to grasp and move objects.
- Work involves walking, standing, and running, and may involve physical confrontations.
- Exert 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.
- Physical requirements are those for Medium Work.
- Data Conception: Compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
- Interpersonal Communications: Speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving instructions, assignments, and/or directions from supervisors.