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Open Competitive Job Opportunity
District Attorney
INVESTIGATOR, D.A.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION AND APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST NINE (9) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND NUMBER.

a2889B
Open Continuous
11/25/2013
Monthly
4892.00
6416.10
$5,220.12 - $6,846.43 Basic POST
$5,378.89 - $7,054.67 Intermediate POST
$5,542.50 - $7,269.25 Advanced POST

Positions allocable to this class work in the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation under the technical and administrative direction of a Supervising Investigator, DA.  Incumbents conduct investigations of a generally routine nature for purposes such as locating and identifying witnesses or suspects, serving process, and gathering relevant evidence to support the prosecution of cases.  Incumbents may also staff the department’s command post to provide emergency and routine communications when the District Attorney’s Office is closed, and perform or participate in witness protection, surveillances, and arrests of suspects in criminal cases.

Interviews employees, public agencies, families, neighbors, and others to obtain information concerning the whereabouts of witnesses or suspects; follows leads and locates witnesses and suspects by accessing computerized records, Department of Motor Vehicle records, and records of other organizations and public agencies. 

Testifies in court as to measures taken to locate witnesses and gives evidence of due and diligent search.

Personally serves subpoenas on recalcitrant or uncooperative witnesses.

Transports witnesses to and from court and protects them when their lives have been threatened.

Receives, screens, and routes routine and emergency telephone calls to investigators and attorneys when the District Attorney’s Office is closed to the public. 

Participates in making arrests and serving warrants for a variety of criminal charges; subdues suspects by pursuit and/or physical constraints when necessary; transports suspects to jail; books prisoners; and prepares arrest reports. 

Performs office duties in support of investigations such as posting warrants, preparing form letters to misdemeanor suspects, recording measures taken to locate suspects, keeping records and statistics of subpoenas and warrants served, investigating complaints and recording action taken, and running record checks for field investigators. 

Develops positive relationships with other law enforcement and criminal justice personnel to facilitate prompt assistance when conducting investigations that extend throughout and beyond Los Angeles County.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Two years of law enforcement experience within the last five years as a full-time paid peace officer as defined in Section 830.1 of the Penal Code of the State of California, or as an investigator with the Federal Government as defined in the Federal Job Series 1811 - AND - an Associate's degree or higher from an *accredited college or university.  

Possession of a valid Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate is required. 
Physical Class IV – Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.
A valid California Class C Driver License is required.

DRIVING RECORD:
Qualified applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed.  A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of your appointment.  License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked.  AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS THREE (3) OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS IN ONE (1) YEAR WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.

You must be willing and able to work in ANY area of Los Angeles County and on ANY shift (evenings, nights, and weekends). 

You must attach a photocopy of your degree or official college transcripts with school seal or Registrar's signature to your application at the time of filing or during the exam process.

You must attach a photocopy of your valid POST certificate to your application at the time of filing or during the exam process.

You must provide your current California Driver License Number, date issued, and expiration date.

You must provide a photocopy of your Standard Form 50 (SF-50) issued by U.S. Office of Personnel Management if your experience is under Federal Job Series 1811.

IF YOUR APPLICATION IS INCOMPLETE, IT WILL BE REJECTED.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be in good general physical condition, free from any medical conditions that would interfere with the satisfactory performance of the position of Investigator, DA.


OTHER REQUIRMENTS:

AGE:
At least 21 years of age at time of appointment.

VISION: 1) Acuity - At least 20/70 in each eye without correction, correctable to 20/30 in each eye. Successful soft contact lens wearers are not required to meet the uncorrected standard as long as their corrected vision is 20/30 in each eye. 2) Color perception - Anything other than minor hue impairment is disqualifying.

HEARING: There may be no greater than a 25 dB loss in the better ear as averaged over the test frequencies of 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz.  There may not be a peak loss at any of the test frequencies greater than: 
30 dB at 500 Hz
30 dB at 1000 Hz
40 dB at 2000 Hz
40 dB at 3000 Hz  

There may be no greater than a 35 dB loss in the worse ear as averaged over the test frequencies, and no peak loss greater than 45 dB at any of the test frequencies.  In the case of a questionable, unusual, or borderline hearing loss, the applicant's record will be reviewed by the Occupational Health Service consultant in otolaryngology who will make a recommendation as to the applicant's employability, and forward it to the medical Director for final disposition. 

HEIGHT-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIP: There are no minimum or maximum height requirements, the height-weight relationship of each applicant must either (1) fall within the ranges in the Height-Weight Relationship Table located in the Special Information section of this bulletin, or (2) if the applicant's height is not included in the table, be found to be acceptable after individual evaluation. Height measurements are made without shoes, and weight measurements without shoes and coats. Applicants whose height falls between any of the measurements shown on the table must meet the weight requirements of the lower height. Individual who do not meet the standard shall have their body fat measured. Female candidates whose body fat is 33% or less may be qualified. Male candidates whose body fat is 22% or less may be qualified. 

ACCREDITATION: *Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).


TRANSCRIPTS: In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as an AA degree or higher, or for completion of a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application at the time of filing or during the exam process.

This examination will consist of two parts:

I. A QUALIFYING WRITTEN TEST.  The written test will require candidates to observe and recall information to test the candidate's understanding of law enforcement laws related to investigations, written communication skills, ability to analyze and interpret data, and general reading comprehension skills. 

Candidates must achieve a qualifying score of 70% or higher on the written test as established by the department to be eligible to participate in the interview.

The written test is NOT reviewable by candidates per Civil Service Rule 7.19.

II. AN INTERVIEW WEIGHTED 100%.   The interview will evaluate candidates' general preparedness to perform the duties of the position, initiative and attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving ability, adaptability/dependability, and situational awareness.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the interview to be place on the eligible register.

HEIGHT-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIP TABLE:

MALE: 
 HEIGHT          WEIGHT
5 ft. 0 in.    110 lbs. to 143 lbs.
5 ft. 1 in.    112 lbs. to 146 lbs.
5 ft. 2 in.    115 lbs. to 149 lbs.
5 ft. 3 in.    118 lbs. to 152 lbs.
5 ft. 4 in.    121 lbs. to 155 lbs.
5 ft. 5 in.    124 lbs. to 158 lbs.
5 ft. 6 in.    128 lbs. to 163 lbs.
5 ft. 7 in.    132 lbs. to 168 lbs.
5 ft. 8 in.    136 lbs. to 173 lbs.
5 ft. 9 in.    140 lbs. to 179 lbs. 
5 ft. 10 in.  144 lbs. to 185 lbs.
5 ft. 11 in.  148 lbs. to 191 lbs.
6 ft. 0 in.    152 lbs. to 197 lbs.
6 ft. 1 in.    156 lbs. to 203 lbs.
6 ft. 2 in.    160 lbs. to 209 lbs.
6 ft. 3 in.    164 lbs. to 215 lbs.
6 ft. 4 in.    168 lbs. to 221 lbs.
6 ft. 5 in.    172 lbs. to 227 lbs.
6 ft. 6 in.    176 lbs. to 233 lbs.
6 ft. 7 in.    180 lbs. to 239 lbs.

FEMALE:
 
 HEIGHT            WEIGHT
4 ft. 6 in.     83 lbs. to 114 lbs.
4 ft. 7 in.     85 lbs. to 116 lbs.
4 ft. 8 in.     87 lbs. to 118 lbs.
4 ft. 9 in.     89 lbs. to 120 lbs.
4 ft. 10 in.   91 lbs. to 123 lbs.
4 ft. 11 in.   93 lbs. to 126 lbs.
5 ft. 0 in.     95 lbs. to 129 lbs.
5 ft. 1 in.     98 lbs. to 132 lbs.
5 ft. 2 in.     101 lbs. to 136 lbs.
5 ft. 3 in.     104 lbs. to 138 lbs.
5 ft. 4 in.     107 lbs. to 144 lbs.
5 ft. 5 in.     111 lbs. to 150 lbs.
5 ft. 6 in.     115 lbs. to 156 lbs.
5 ft. 7 in.     119 lbs. to 162 lbs.
5 ft. 8 in.     121 lbs. to 168 lbs.
5 ft. 9 in.     127 lbs. to 174 lbs.
5 ft. 10 in.   131 lbs. to 180 lbs.
5 ft. 11 in.   135 lbs. to 186 lbs.
6 ft. 0 in.     139 lbs. to 192 lbs.
6 ft. 1 in.     143 lbs. to 197 lbs.
6 ft. 2 in.     147 lbs. to 204 lbs.
6 ft. 3 in.     151 lbs. to 210 lbs.
6 ft. 4 in.     155 lbs. to 216 lbs.
6 ft. 5 in.     159 lbs. to 222 lbs.
6 ft. 6 in.     163 lbs. to 228 lbs.
6 ft. 7 in.     167 lbs. to 234 lbs.


QUALIFYING BACKGROUND CHECK:
Successful applicants will be required to undergo and pass a thorough background investigation, including a fingerprint search, prior to appointment.

Examples of disqualifying factors are:


  • Any felony conviction or conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

  • Job related misdemeanor convictions.

  • Certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations such as three (3) moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at-fault accidents; or if the applicant is placed on a three (3) year probation.

  • Poor credit history.

  • Poor employment history.

  • Substance abuse.

  • Driving under the influence. 


The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the District Attorney's Office.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on an eligible register in the order of their group for a period of nine (9) months following the date of promulgation.

NO RETAKE: No person may compete in this examination more than once every 9 months.
Any

This examination will remain open until the needs of the department are met and may close at any time without prior notice.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Please fill out the online application completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits and/or certificates earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, total number of hours worked (full or part-time) and salary earned. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE:
Click on the tab above or below this bulletin that reads APPLY TO JOB to apply.

We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on the last day of filing.  Applications received after 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Note: If you are unable to attach the required documents, you may fax them to (213) 202-6084 within five (5) days of filing or during the exam process. Please include exam number and exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicants MUST enter a valid social security number at the time of filing.  Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will not complete your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORDS:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password.  Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

View details regarding Employment Eligibility Information, Social Security Act of 2004, Records of Convictions, Veterans Preference Credit, Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act by clicking on the link below:

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES BULLETIN INFORMATION

OR

Visit http://hr.lacounty.gov to view the above information. Click on Job Info Center Tab, and then click on County of Los Angeles Bulletin Information link under "Some helpful links" section.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.
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