Under the general direction of the Supervising Criminal Investigator II, the incumbent is responsible for the supervision and direction of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), Office of Criminal Investigation (OCI) criminal investigative program within an assigned geographic area. The incumbent is expected to consistently exercise a high degree of initiative, good judgment and originality in performing assigned tasks.
The incumbent performs the following duties:
Reviews and evaluates complaint; assigns cases to investigative staff; evaluates Statement of Facts and Reports prepared by investigators; makes recommendation on referrals of cases for prosecution; maintains regular contact with other law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies regarding cases in progress; monitors cases assigned to subordinates; ensures prioritization and timely completion of investigations; testifies in court and in administrative hearings; conducts investigations into violations of the California Hazardous Waste Control Law and internal investigations as required by the Director or his designee; executes search and inspection warrants, serves subpoenas and make arrests.
Assists the Supervising Criminal Investigator II in planning and organizing OCI’s statewide investigative program; prepares reports, memoranda, correspondence, duty statements and departmental forms; prepares bill analyses, develops and reviews policies and procedures affecting the operations of OCI; prepares probationary and annual performance reports of subordinates; attends training to improve supervisory skills and maintain familiarity with changes in laws and regulations affecting the investigation and prosecution of hazardous waste control law violations; maintains and improves Peace Officer Bill of Rights and other applicable laws and regulations for internal investigations; participates in Workplace Violence Prevention Committee; provides training for other entities involving the investigation of hazardous waste cases.
Position requires passing background investigation including medical and psychological examinations required by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for peace officer appointments; pass POST Basic Specialized Investigator’s Course and POST Supervisory Course during probationary period. Uses sound judgment under stress; establishes cooperative working relationship with staff at all levels both within and outside the department; communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to reason logically; completes assigned work on time. Ability to demonstrate firearms proficiency on a quarterly basis.
Much of the work will be performed in the field (away from the office), in all areas of California and in all seasons of the year. Maybe required to wear personal protective equipment and respiratory protection devices in order to perform essential functions. Normal Working Hours are Monday-Friday 0800 – 1700 hours. Alternate Work Week schedule will be considered after completion of probation. Telecommuting will not be allowed.
WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible candidates who are current State employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class, or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. All interested applicants must submit a state application (STD. 678) with original signature. The position number and basis of their eligibility should be clearly stated in the “Examination(s) or job title(s) for which you are applying” section of the state application.
SROA and Surplus candidates are encouraged to apply. Appointment is subject to SROA and State surplus policies. Surplus candidates must submit a copy of their surplus status letter.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be considered.
A 60 day candidate pool may be established for subsequent vacancies.
If this position(s) requires a certificate, degree or license, please attach a copy. Applications sent through the U.S. postal service, must be postmarked by the final filing date. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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It is the objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state workplace. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.