District Attorney Investigator I/ii

County of Calaveras
Full Time $79,560 - $117,728 Per year CA 891 Mountain Ranch Rd Building G, San Andreas, CA 95249, United States


Position Description

DA Investigator I: $38.25 - $46.56

DA Investigator II: $46.56 - $56.60

Under general direction and supervision, conducts criminal investigations, including assisting attorney preparing misdemeanor and felony cases for hearings and assisting other law enforcement agencies with criminal investigations; and to do related work as required.



DA Investigator I

This is the entry-level and first working level in the District Attorney classification series. This position is for a certified peace officer with at least three years of full-time law enforcement experience in which at least one year of which was spent in criminal investigations.

DA Investigator II

This is the experienced level position in the District Attorney classification series. Incumbents conduct a full range of criminal investigations with minimal direction and supervision. This classification differs from the DA Investigation I level in that the II level performs more complex investigations on a relatively independent basis and trains and supervises other DA Investigators.

Example of Duties

(Duties vary depending on assignment)
  •  Interviews witnesses and others involved in assigned cases.
  • Obtains witness statements, documents and related evidence.
  • Collects physical evidence and arranges for forensic testing of evidence as directed.
  • Performs field investigations.
  • Reviews reports from law enforcement agencies.
  • Makes recommendations regarding appropriate investigations for cases.
  • Appears in court as witness and attorney support.
  • Prepares photographs, sketches and diagrams for courtroom presentation.
  • Prepares reports regarding investigative work.
  • Inspects crime scenes and gathers, analyzes and preserves physical evidence.
  • Prepares search warrants.
  • May initiate investigations as directed and makes recommendations regarding appropriate charges.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Investigative techniques and procedures; criminal law, rules of evidence and court procedures; training and experience in crime scene processing; interviewing techniques; basic accounting procedures and their application to law enforcement and investigations; use and care of firearms.

Ability to:

Gather and analyze investigative data; provide a variety of support for legal staff and other law enforcement agencies; prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive investigative reports; analyze financial and statistical data; interpret and apply codes, laws, and court decisions regarding the proper gathering and preservation of evidence; prepare diagrams and illustration for presentation in court; training and experience in modern forensic evidence; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education, Training, and Experience:
DA Investigator I

Equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of full-time law enforcement experience with at least one year experience in criminal investigations. Additionally, the completion of six satisfactory performance years as a DA Investigator I with the County and the recommendation of Department Head.

DA Investigator II

In addition to the above, six years of full-time experience as a DA Investigator.

Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles; possession of a valid Basic P.O.S.T. certificate. Must pass a background investigation.