DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is technical criminal investigation work of a moderately difficult and complex nature which involves selection of appropriate methods and resources when making inquiries and in establishing and correlating facts concerning complaints, suspected or committed crimes. The incumbent of this position secures and reports facts and information by interview, observation and investigation. The essential purpose of such investigations is the accumulation of valid evidence to assist in the legal work of the District Attorney’s office. There is considerable independence in planning investigations and investigating procedures. Incumbents are police officers as defined by Criminal Procedure Law Article 1, §20(34)(g). Direct supervision is received from either the District Attorney or the Chief Assistant District Attorney. Work requires the incumbent to be on call nights and weekends. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of criminal investigation techniques and proceedings; thorough knowledge of the laws of arrest; good knowledge of rules of evidence and court proceedings; working knowledge of New York State asset forfeiture procedures; ability to organize and conduct routine criminal investigations; ability to prepare and present precise written and verbal reports; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with law enforcement agencies; ability to deal with people effectively; skill in the use of firearms; sound judgment and keen powers of observation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications are determined by the District Attorney.
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