INVESTIGATOR II

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 05, 2023
Full Time Criminology and Forensics
  • Salary: $94,711.68 - $127,633.20 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 127633 USD Annually

Job Description

Position/Program Information

FIRST DAY OF FILING:

DECEMBER 5, 2023 AT 8:00 A.M. (PT)

THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICIAL APPLICATION FILING PERIOD, NO EXCEPTIONS.

EXAM NUMBER:

J2915A

REBULLETIN INFORMATION:

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING REPOSTED TO UPDATE THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION
Conducts investigations and prepares responses on sensitive and potentially costly lawsuits and other civil claims filed against the County of Los Angeles or individual County departments.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this class work in the office of the County Counsel , a large County department or the Office of Inspector General and translate pertinent information and evidence into proper legal form for court appearances in a timely and comprehensive manner. These positions must have a knowledge of standard investigative procedures and policies, interviewing techniques and preparation of documents for court and other legal proceedings. Due to the legal nature of the job, which may include testifying or preparing physical and written evidence, strong verbal and written skills are required. Incumbents must exercise refined investigative skills, good judgement, and discretion in conducting civil and potentially criminal investigations and preparing written response regarding lawsuits/claims involving County operations, services, facilities, jails or roads.

Essential Job Functions

Independently conducts internal investigations in the field by devising, organizing, and executing effective strategies related to interviewing complainants, subjects/ suspects, and various types of witnesses, and obtaining, documenting, and reviewing other factual evidence and records (i.e., body worn cameras, personnel records and files, incident reports, use-of-force review documents, etc.) in order to reach supportable findings and conclusions.

Gathers, analyzes, correlates, and thoroughly evaluates observed facts and evidence including interview statements, personnel files and records, incident reports, supervisory documentation, use-of-force reviews, body worn camera footage, and phone records in order to identify links in chain of evidence or information.

Obtains information concerning the whereabouts of witnesses by locating and interviewing employers, public agencies, families, neighbors, and others; accessing the internet and information databases (e.g., CLEAR, LexisNexis, Department of Motor Vehicle records), and records of other justice partners and agencies in order to complete an investigation.

Interviews and obtains information from witnesses by establishing a dialogue and proactively conducting follow-up interviews and investigation in support of the case.

Consults with attorney-supervisor and/or other members of the Sheriff's Department's Office of Constitutional Policing in order to update progress, clarify related information, and/or recommend and develop additional areas for investigation.

Provides support for internal disciplinary processes including investigations into allegations of misconduct by Sheriff's Department's sworn employees.

Prepares detailed reports and memoranda in a timely and organized manner including by using Microsoft Office and Excel in order to clearly and accurately document and convey data and investigation progress and findings.

Maintains and organizes case files by ensuring all relevant reports, memoranda, and materials considered to be evidence are properly preserved in order to support investigations and conclusions.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Specialty Requirements:
OPTION I:
Three (3) or more years of full-time experience* as a sworn law enforcement officer** conducting criminal investigations.

OPTION II:
A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university.***

LICENSE
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class II - Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Full-time experience is evaluated on the basis of a 40-hour work week.

**In order to qualify under Option I, you must attach a legible and official photocopy of your post profile, credentials, certification, or documentation verifying current or previously held sworn law enforcement officer status to your application at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days from the date of application filing . Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.

***In order to receive credit for the required degree, you MUST include a legible copy of the official degree, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your online application at the time of filing or within (7) calendar from the date of application filing. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination process will consist of a Multiple choice and/or simulation assessment(s) weighted 100% assessing:

  • Professional Potential
  • Achievement
  • Coping with Uncertainty
  • Responsibility
  • Working to High Quality Standards
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Working Relationships
  • Analyzing Information
  • Learning Quickly
  • Generating New Ideas
  • Using Time Efficiently
  • Adapting to Change
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
MULTIPLE CHOICE AND/OR SIMULATION ASSESSMENTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

TRANSFER OF TEST COMPONENTS
  • Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their responses automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test responses may be transferred.
TEST PREPARATION
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/ . Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
  • Additional online tests are available at https://www.shldirect.com/en-us/practice-tests .
Please note that these resources are intended to provide general information about the types of tests and assessments used by the County of Los Angeles. These resources do not contain details of the exam nor the specific questions you will be asked to answer during the test administration. The exam content section describes the areas assessed by the test and you are invited to study and review whatever material you believe will help you to prepare.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a " zero tolerance " policy for its employees for the following:
  • use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Office of Constitutional Policing.

AVAILABLE SHIFT Day

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY - APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

TO ENSURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED, YOU MUST HAVE RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AS VERIFICATION.

All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaire ONLINE only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the selection process.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS and you have completely filled out your application.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically before 5:00 P.M., PT, on the last day of filing.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICIAL APPLICATION FILING PERIOD, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 P.M. (PT) deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
CORRESPONDENCES AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL
All notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add cacontre@lasd.org , yrodriguez@hr.lacounty.gov, info@governmentjobs.com, talentcentral@shl.com, and donot-reply@amcatmail.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of most emails sent, for your records.

NOTE: Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 or email any outstanding required documents to sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days from the date of application filing. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal Law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD : 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.

California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone:
(213) 229-1621
Teletype Phone:
(213) 626-0251
Department Contact Name:
Professional Examinations Unit
Department Contact Phone:
(323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email: sheriffexamsunit@lasd.org

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay

94,711

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map