|Employment Standards |
Completion of sixty (60) semester units (90 quarter units) of college level course work, and two (2) years of investigative experience equivalent to Criminal Investigator I with the County of Santa Clara.
Possession of a current Basic (or higher) Peace Officers Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) Certificate.
Must meet all current hiring standards of P.O.S.T., including passing a P.O.S.T. background investigation, and a psychological and physical examination before appointment.
Possession of a valid California Drivers license prior to appointment, and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Drivers Permit.
Must be in good physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. This requirement must be met on an on-going basis.
Must be willing to work unusual hours, possibly over extended periods of time throughout the County and State. Some duties may require out of state travel.
Must be willing to work overtime when assigned which may include nighttime hours and weekends.
Upon appointment, incumbents must continue to meet department training and qualification standards established by P.O.S.T and department policy in the use of various firearms, arrest control techniques and perishable skills.
•Practices and methods employed in crime detection and criminal investigations; •Laws and ordinances effective in the County, State and Federal Governments relating to the area of enforcement, arrest and the rules of evidence and court procedures in criminal trials; •Computer software programs commonly used in the District Attorney's Office such as word processing, spreadsheets and commercial data bases. Ability to: •Acquire, retain and apply police knowledge, procedures and department policies; •Express oneself clearly and concisely orally and in writing, and be able to prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; •Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; •Communicate and effectively interact with a diverse community. •Act calmly and make decisions during emergencies •Exercise sound judgment, especially under stressful conditions; •Project professional authority; •De-escalate hostile and aggressive behaviors; •Observe accurately.