Investigator
Macomb County, MI - Mount Clemens, MI

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The TPOAM - Circuit Court Officers & Professionals Association bargaining unit represents this position. Therefore there may be contract language which could require considerationin the selection process.
DEPARTMENT: Prosecuting Attorney
CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) position; the starting time for this position is currently is 8:30 a.m.
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
APPOINTING AUTHORITY: Prosecutor

**Per Labor Agreement and/or Board Policy, this position is subject six (6) days without pay (furlough) for the calendar year 2013.**

Under direction, conducts preliminary and long-term research and investigation of organized, conspiratory and/or fraudulent criminal activity; gathers and maintains sources of information on individuals and organizations allegedly involved; provides technical and/or mechanical expertise in electronic and computerized detection and surveillance apparatus; locates, interviews and serves court orders to appropriate individuals; assist prosecutors with the technical preparation and electronic presentation of trial evidence prior to and in the courtroom during trial; performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
Assists in the research and prosecution of assigned cases.
Develops and uses informants to get leads to information.
Obtains evidence or establishes facts by interviewing, observing and interrogating suspects and witnesses and analyzing records.
Examines records to detect links in a chain of evidence or information.
Assists in surveillances and performs selected undercover assignments.
Provides technical expertise involving the use of courtroom technology.
Assist prosecutors with the technical preparation and electronic presentation of trial evidence prior to and in the courtroom during trial.
Reports critical information to and coordinates activities with other offices or agencies when applicable.
Testifies in court or at administrative proceedings concerning the findings of investigations.
Serves subpoenas and/or other official papers.
Presents findings in clear, logical and properly documented reports.
Gathers financial and other asset data to assist in prosecution related to forfeitures resulting from illegal drug, gambling and other criminal activity including money laundering and tax evasion.
Assists in locating and interviewing plaintiffs, witnesses and/or representatives of business or government to gather facts relating to alleged violation.
Assists in the examination of business, personal or public records and documents to establish facts and authenticity of data.
Prepares correspondence and reports of investigations for use by legal or administrative authorities.
Assists in prosecution of a confidential nature regarding the activities of individuals in Police Departments as well as individuals in County Departments, Townships, Cities, and State Offices.
Verifies information obtained to establish accuracy and authenticity of facts and evidence.
Reports periodically to the Prosecutor and the Chief Investigator on the progress of investigations.
Follows up any necessary items for an assistant prosecuting attorney prior to trial.
Assists in the determining the character and credibility of witnesses and prospective jurors.
Operates an automobile while performing assigned job duties.
Comply with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as related plans, policies and procedures covered by these statutes.

Additional Functions:
May assist in the seeking and execution of search and arrest warrants.
The statements contained in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all jobs duties performed.

Education, Training and Experience:
A Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related area from an accredited college or university; or Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certified.
Previous experience with a law enforcement agency is preferred.
As a condition of employment, this position must obtain and maintain a valid Concealed Pistol License (CPL).
Successful completion of the probationary period for the position of Investigator.
Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of legal terminology and proceedings; the court system in the State of Michigan; Prosecutor Office policies and procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers outside agencies and the public.
Substantial working knowledge of computer hardware and software programs including, but not limited to, Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint.
Ability to create Powerpoint presentations for the courtroom and to edit and redact video for trial presentations.
Substantial working knowledge of the residential and business geography in the Detroit metropolitan area for investigations and process service.
Substantial working knowledge of police and governmental entities and structures with the Detroit metropolitan area, to aid in inter-jurisdictional investigations.
Ability to make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and established policies and procedures.
Ability to analyze and summarize evidence and other information to prepare written reports.
Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and an operable insured automobile for authorized travel.
Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.

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