Investigator

Overview

Date Posted:
1/10/2019
Job Code:
InvP4am
Location:
Prosecutor
Address:
602 S Calhoun St
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Prosecutor's Office - Criminal Division
Base Pay:
$23.86/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Category:
Professional/Administrative

Description

 

This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered under the Prosecuting Attorney's Personnel Handbook.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and as needed; 37.5 hours/week

Under the direction of the Chief Investigator, the Investigator is responsible for working with law enforcement agencies, deputy prosecutors, and the general public when assisting in the pursuit of criminal charges and sustaining relationships with victims of crimes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reviews cases received from law enforcement agencies and complaints from members of the general public for presentation to deputy prosecutors.
  • Responsible for assisting with determining and filing charges.
  • Orders all applicable evidence for criminal cases including, but not limited to 911 calls, EMS reports, medical records, photos, in-car videos, BMV records, and certified criminal cases.
  • Requests follow-up investigation from police agencies, conducts in-house investigation on cases, and reviews walk-in complaints and domestic violence referrals from Victim’s Assistance.
  • Completes court paperwork including, but not limited to warrants, probable cause, affidavits, plea agreements, subpoenas, no-contact orders, and motions.
  • Responsible for scheduling appointments, depositions, pretrial conferences, and hearing dates.
  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with victims, particularly domestic violence victims, with verbal and written communication to foster cooperation and understanding during the course of criminal prosecution and to obtain relevant victim and witness statements.
  • Coordinates services for victims with Victim Assistance and ensures victims’ children receive appropriate services.
  • Coordinates and expedites child support and/or paternity needs of the victim with the Prosecutor’s Child Support Division.
  • Locates and serves subpoenas to victims, witnesses, and civilians for court trial dates, pre-trial conferences, and depositions.
  • Provides necessary transportation for victims and witnesses.
  • Provides back-up coverage for office security personnel and front desk.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Management, or related field and at least three years of experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, or in the Clerk’s Office
  • Ability to pass and maintain Indiana Data and Communications System/National Crime Information Center IDACS/NCIC certification
  • Valid Driver’s License to provide transportation for witnesses and victims
  • Ability to carry a firearm if desired (must pass firearm qualification to carry a weapon)
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws to assist other agencies and utilize laws when reviewing criminal cases
  • Strong writing and grammar skills with the ability to properly cite statutory laws and apply them to circumstantial evidence for criminal cases when preparing court documents
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills in order to effectively communicate with co-workers, members of the general public, victims of crimes and members of other law enforcement agencies
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office, Spillman, Odyssey Case Management System, and other job related software

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Investigator works in a standard office environment with frequent sitting and walking. Some lifting up to twenty pounds, bending, and exposure to dangerous equipment exist. Frequent typing, attention to detail, monitoring equipment, detailed inspection, and transcription/proofreading are to be expected.