The Alameda County Probation Department (ACPD) is excited to announce a new employment opportunity for Investigator! This is a sworn, journey-level classification. AC Probation Investigators maintain an investigative caseload, and conduct thorough and complete background and internal affairs investigations in accordance with Department policies, Civil Service rules, government code, applicable laws, and procedural requirements. Required knowledge for success in position: selections standards as set forth by POST requirements, current investigation, interview and interrogation techniques, and current practices and methods employed in background and internal affairs investigations. Desired abilities for success: define problems, collect information, establish facts, analyze and evaluate alternative solutions, draw valid conclusions, and select and act on the best course of action, while utilizing principle and practices of confidentiality to maintain integrity of the investigation process.
Job Announcement: Investigator, Probation Department - County of Alameda
Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (180 quarter or 120 semester units).
Five (5) years of full-time peace officer experience in a class equivalent to, or higher than, that of Deputy Probation Officer I with the Alameda County Probation Department, another California County Probation or State Parole Department. At least two (2) of the required five (5) years of experience must have been completed within the past five (5) years, and have involved conducting background or internal affairs investigations on peace officer applicants, having primary responsibility for an investigative caseload, performing duties such as interviewing witnesses and employees, collection and preservation of evidence, surveillance, and working with other law enforcement agencies. The applicant must also be currently employed in a peace officer class equivalent to, or higher than, a Deputy Probation Officer I.
Five (5) years of full-time peace officer experience with a federal, state, county, or local law enforcement or corrections agency. At least two (2) of the required five (5) years of experience must have been completed within the past five (5) years, and have involved conducting background or internal affairs investigations on peace officer applicants, having primary responsibility for an investigative caseload, performing duties such as interviewing witnesses and employees, collection and preservation of evidence, surveillance, and working with other law enforcement agencies.
• Meet the minimum requirements for Peace Officer (Section 1031 of the Government Code), which includes being a U.S. citizen or having applied for citizenship one year prior to the submission of application for employment.
• Successfully pass a Peace Officer background investigation, psychological, and medical examination.
• Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and a good driving record according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles negligent operator guidelines and qualification for automotive insurance.
• Any felony conviction is disqualifying.
• As a condition of employment, use, maintain, carry and qualify with approved department firearms.
Internal Number: 19-8588-01
About County of Alameda
THE HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT
The Human Resource Services Department provides state and local mandated support services to all County agencies, departments and to some special districts regarding: merit-based examinations, position classification, salary administration, grievance resolution, disciplinary appeals, labor negotiations, unemployment insurance, employee benefits, disability case management, training and organizational development and provides departmental personnel support services. The Department further supports the Civil Service Commission and its implementation of the Civil Service Rules. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality and timely human resource services in partnership with County agencies, departments and special districts to enable our customers to reach their organizational goals. To learn more about the Alameda County Human Resource Services Department, please visit their website at:http://www.acgov.org/hrs/aboutus/.