CSAO: Job Description: DCJ Inspector

Job Description: DCJ Inspector

UNCLASSIFIED S.G. DI 27

CLASS CODE: 2614 B.U. 74

FINAL NO.: 220 O.G. 28

Effective Date:

March 18, 1999

PURPOSE OF CLASS:

In the Division of Criminal Justice, this class is accountable for assisting the State's Attorney and/or Assistant State's Attorney in the investigation and preparation of criminal cases under prosecution.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general supervision of a State's Attorney, Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney, DCJ Supervisory Inspector or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

May lead support personnel and other law enforcement officers.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Upon receipt of criminal investigation assignment, reviews all documentation for accuracy, adequacy and legibility in order to determine viability of proof beyond a reasonable doubt; directs and supervises post-arrest investigative measures; schedules and requests follow-up records, such as medical reports, toxicology lab analyses, ballistics tests results, etc.; interviews victims and witnesses and assesses credibility of testimony; prepares reports, statements and affidavits; prepares synopsis of investigation for attorneys; ensures court appearance of witnesses, including issuance of subpoenas and inter-state subpoenas which may require transportation, accommodation and protection arrangements; prepares extradition requests; checks in evidence for trial; accompanies attorney throughout the trial in order to take notes and follow-up on investigations in response to defense presentations; conducts independent investigations as assigned; acts as liaison with and may serve as a resource for local, federal and state law enforcement agencies; serves as liaison with victims; has statewide police power to make arrests with or without a warrant; keeps abreast of changes in relevant laws and developments in investigative methods; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

Considerable knowledge of police investigative procedures, including laws of arrest, search and seizure, preservation and presentation of evidence, etc.; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant laws and regulations; knowledge of the State judicial system and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to qualify in use of firearms; ability to analyze and organize presentation of data.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

General Experience: Seven (7) years of experience as a law enforcement officer.

Special Experience: Three (3) years of General Experience must have included criminal investigation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

1) Possession of a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required during employment in this class.

2) Incumbents in this class must qualify in the semi-annual Division-issued Firearms Proficiency Course.

Physical Requirements:

Candidates must be in good general health; candidates must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to perform the duties of the class. Applicants will be required to pass a physical examination.

Working Conditions:

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a significant degree of danger or probability of physical harm and to moderately disagreeable job conditions.

This replaces the specification of DCJ Inspector 2 in Salary Group CJ 25. (Revision of specification and change in title and salary group)

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