City Attorney Investigator (Part-Time)
City of Pasadena - Pasadena, CA

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The City of Pasadena is seeking an expert investigator to provide the highest quality investigative work for the City Attorney/City Prosecutor's Office. In a part-time capacity (20 hours per week), the City Attorney Investigator will be responsible for conducting and managing a variety of investigations which will include witness contact, research, report writing, serving subpoenas and orders, and testifying and appearing in court.


Essential Functions:

The duties listed below present some of the major responsibilities of the work that may be performed. Please see the job description for more information regarding required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Performs a variety of investigations as directed by the City Attorney/City Prosecutor in support of criminal prosecutions or c

  • ivil matters; locates and interviews witnesses and analyzes and evaluates their testimony; gathers and obtains factual evidence and support materials for cases; and researches information online and through computer databases. Assists legal staff in preparation of trial and witness reports; analyzes compiled data and prepares recommendations and reports; takes photographs; prepares statistical data, special documentation and exhibits to be presented at court; keeps necessary records and prepares correspondence and reports. Appears in court and provides testimony on results of investigations conducted as needed; interprets and explains provisions of laws, rules and regulations related to the purpose of investigations. Obtains and serves subpoenas, summonses, motions, orders to show cause and other legal documents and correspondence to individuals, partnerships and corporations.
  • Coordinates appearances of witnesses for court proceedings.

Qualification Guidelines:

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for acceptable performance, such as:
  • An Associate's degree in law enforcement or a related field; and
  • Three years of recent progressively responsible experience in investigation, conducting interviews and report/analytical writing, or an equivalent combination of training and experience in private or public sector.

Applicants who appear best qualified based on their application submitted will be invited to any combination of written, performance or oral appraisal to further evaluate their job-related experience, education, knowledge, skills and abilities. Probationary test period is one year.

There is currently one part-time (20 hrs. per week) position in the City Attorney/City Prosecutor's Office which may be filled as a result of this selection process.

Special Requirements:

Must possess, at time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment, a valid California Class C driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance program. A valid Private Investigator’s License issued by the State of California, Bureau of Consumer Affairs or the ability to obtain a license within one year of the date of employment is preferred. This license must be kept current and valid throughout employment as an investigator in the City Attorney's Office.

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