INVESTIGATOR ASSISTANT - PUBLIC DEFENDER

Job Specification

 

Class Code: DJ5

Analyst: SC

Date Originated: 07/21

 

Dates Revised:

COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ

DEFINITION

Under close supervision this classification will use investigative methods and techniques employed by the Public Defender's Office during investigations of criminal cases including conducting routine investigations, serving subpoenas, and related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this classification are assigned to the Public Defenderís Office to support Public Defender Investigators and Attorneys or other staff in defense of clients, or related efforts. This classification is responsible for conducting routine investigations under close supervision. As experience is gained incumbents receive increasingly difficult and varied investigative assignments. Depending on the investigation, the duties may entail long hours at odd times of the day or night. This class is distinguished from other investigative classes by the limited scope of responsibility, additional required supervision, and/or the limited variety and complexity of casework.

TYPICAL TASKS

 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Working knowledge of:


Some knowledge of:


Ability to:

 

Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Successful completion of at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university with a major or units in Journalism, Social Science or Behavioral Science, Administration of Justice, Criminology, or a closely related field.

 

Special Requirements/Conditions:

License/Certificate Requirement: Possession of a valid California Class C Driverís License.

 

Background Investigation: At a minimum, this process will include fingerprinting and is subject to additional background standards established by appointing authority.

 

Special Working Conditions: Possibility of exposure to bodily injury, heights (such as roofs of buildings), areas containing free silica or asbestos dust, toxic fumes, offensive odors, explosives, electrical hazards, infections which may cause chronic disease or death, and hostile and/or combative persons.

 

Other Special Requirements: Availability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays and on an emergency, as needed basis.

 

PREVIOUS TITLES: None

 
Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 04
Occupational Grouping: 62
Worker's Comp Code: 1073