Salary: $16.11-$19.67 hourly / $2,802-$3,421 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, performs general office
and limited field duties in support of the investigation of criminal
and/or civil cases; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Investigative Assistant is an
entry-level classification and is distinguished from the
Investigative Assistant, Senior by the latter's complexity of
assignments, supervision of interns, and responsibilities for
Federal, State, and local computerized applications. Investigative
Assistant classifications are distinguished from the Criminal
Investigator classifications in that Investigative Assistants are
not sworn peace officers and cannot make arrests, serve search
warrants, and carry firearms.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Processes and serves a variety of legal documents such as legal
motions, subpoenas, orders, and complaints.
2. Uses DMV records, CLETS terminal, mainframe, and other
computerized systems to locate individuals.
3. Obtains police reports, background checks, mug shots,
fingerprints, and bookings from other agencies; photographs crime
scenes and transports evidence.
4. Locates, interviews, and transports witnesses and victims to
court appearances; provides information to witnesses and victims
regarding transportation needs and court appearances.
5. Reviews criminal histories and backgrounds to determine security
issues of witnesses and victims.
6. Performs data entry into the process tracking system to update
records of subpoena service.
7. Testifies in court regarding actions taken to locate persons
8. Prepares written and statistical reports for use in
1. Equivalent to graduation from high school; or,
2. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
that would provide the required abilities.
Completion of some college course work in a criminal justice or law
enforcement related area is highly desirable.
Additional Qualification: Possession of a valid California Class C
Ability to: understand and apply laws, rules, and written
directions; operate CLETS terminal and other computerized systems
used to locate persons and information; establish and maintain
effective working relationships; prepare complete and accurate
narrative reports and records; learn to use photgraphic equipment;
communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Supplemental Information: Employment in this classification requires
successful completion of a criminal background investigation.