Investigator
Rock County, WI - Janesville, WI

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This is a professional level law enforcement position. The incumbent of this position performs highly responsible and sensitive investigations into a wide variety of criminal or suspected criminal activities with the objective of gathering information and evidence to either refute or substantiate criminal charges. Must also prepare reports, present evidence, provide testimony in criminal proceedings, and provide security as needed.

Performs investigations to refute or substantiate criminal Charges

1. Interviews and records individuals able to provide information concerning criminal activities.
2. Reviews available evidence and leads gathered by other agencies. Determines which leadsto investigate and arrange necessary investigatory activities with appropriate officials.
3. Schedule and record interviews.
4. Investigate Sex Offender Registry Violations.
5. Investigate voter fraud allegations.
6. Records statements of witnesses, informants.
7. Documents evidence, prepares reports and statements of testimony.
8. Gives testimony and present evidence in criminal proceedings.

Assists as directed other investigatory agencies.

1. Collects DNA from convicted defendants at request of Attorney General's office.
2. Supplements the service of subpoenas on hard to locate and/or uncooperative witnesses.
3. Assists area law enforcement agencies in conducting background checks on defense witnesses.
4. Assist law enforcement agencies in preparing/executing search warrant and with training needs.

Provides security as needed:

1. For DA Staff, victims and witnesses
2. Provide backup security for jurors and court personnel.
3. Transport victims and witnesses as necessary

Other duties as assigned.

1. Develops community resources for information.
2. Performs research as directed on a variety of matters and prepares reports on material researched.

Success Factors (KSA's):
  • Thorough knowledge of investigative techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of laws relative to investigative procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of law enforcement agencies available to assist in investigations and other information sources.
  • Thorough knowledge of criminal interview practices.
  • Ability to organize and conduct a criminal investigation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including using computers to generate reports.
  • Ability to present information effectively in criminal proceedings.
  • Ability to develop community resources of information.
  • Ability to determine appropriate investigative techniques depending on a nature of complaints and timeframes.
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments.
  • Ability to determine the most effective investigatory leads to follow up on.
  • Ability to determine whether complaints received are legitimate and to recommend whether investigation should be initiated.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to conduct and keep investigations in a confidential manner.
  • Knowledge of criminal law practices.
  • Knowledge of the role of the District Attorney in criminal processes.
  • Skill in the use and care of firearms and tasers as well as self defense training.
  • Ability to operate a vehicle and other equipment during hours of work.

Job Requirements, Education, Training & Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited college with an Associate Degree or 60 college credits or equivalent Law Enforcement Experience.
  • Five years of professional law enforcement or related experience with primary responsibility to conduct criminal investigations.
  • Must maintain a valid Wisconsin driver's license and access to personal transportation.
  • Must have and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board.
  • TIME Certification.

Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions):

Physical elements:
  • Ability to lift, push/pull objects weighing up to 165 pounds infrequently.
  • Ability to frequently sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to meet specific physical requirements that may be established by competent authority.
Equipment use:
  • Automobile
  • Computerized searchable data bases
  • Taser and service revolver
Working conditions:
  • Hazard of physical attack or injury.
  • Inside and outside work with exposure to weather conditions.
  • Exposure to fire, chemical, electrical, mechanical and firearm hazards.
  • Exposure to fast moving vehicles and motor vehicle accidents.

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