Chief District Attorney Investigator

County of Del Norte
Full Time $2,729 - $2,996 Per month CA 450 H St #171, Crescent City, CA 95531, United States


This recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be used in filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may be used for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one (1) year.

Job Opportunity:

Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements. Resumes are encouraged, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials. Applications which are incomplete as of the final date to apply will be eliminated from consideration. Candidates who meet all the minimum qualifications may be invited to an oral interview. 


Bi-weekly Salary: $2,729.00 – $2,996.93

The Del Norte County District Attorney Office is seeking a qualified candidate to fill one (1) vacancy for the position of Chief District Attorney Investigator. This position is classified as full-time.

Under limited supervision performs a wide variety of tasks associated with criminal and civil investigations conducted by the District Attorney’s Office.   This is a responsible investigative position performing various support functions related to criminal and civil prosecution.  This work consists of professional duties at an entry-level classification.  This classification is non-exempt under the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

The Chief District Attorney’s Investigator is the supervisory level classification in the DA Investigator series.  This position plans, directs, organizes, coordinates and participates in the daily operations of the investigations division of the District Attorney’s Office.

Detailed Work Activities

Essential job duties may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Supervises and performs criminal and civil investigations conducted by the District Attorney’s Office.
  • Plans, schedules, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of staff.
  • Selects staff and provides for their training and professional development.
  • Develops, communicates, and monitors policies, procedures and standards for the department; recommends and implements improvement when necessary.
  • Interviews suspects, witnesses, and other relevant parties to obtain information required for prosecutions.
  • Compiles and analyzes evidence and information to obtain an accurate account of the events, participants, and properties involved in an assigned case.
  • Photographs crime scenes and evidence related to criminal cases.
  • Confers with law enforcement agencies in investigation and networking activities.
  • Performs various support function related to departmental operations and activities.
  • Reviews files to check for prior felony arrests or convictions.
  • Compiles various statistics for departmental and interagency use.
  • Prepares prosecution’s evidence for presentation in the courtroom
  • Assists in scheduling prosecution witnesses.
  • Writes various reports related to assigned cases.
  • Testifies in court in connection criminal prosecutions and civil matters.
  • Reviews a variety of journals and government publications to keep abreast of new and/or changing laws, techniques and regulations related to criminal investigations.
  • Performs related duties as required and/or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of GED certificate, supplemented with course work in Police Science or closely related field equivalent to an Associates Degree; and possession of POST Advanced Certificate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Possession of POST Advanced Certificate.
Knowledge of:
  • The principles and techniques of proper criminal and/or civil investigations.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program and budget development and implementation and employee supervision.
Ability to:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Deal effectively with private and public agencies to obtain needed information.
  • Train and develop staff, including perform necessary performance evaluations.
  • Draw accurate and interpretable diagrams.
  • Operate photographic equipment used in crime scene photography.   
  • Meet state standards for peace office status.