California Financial Crime Investigators Association CFCIA
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CFCIA Job Postings

Senior District Attorney Investigator

County of Riverside

District Attorney’s Office

$79,912.77 - $113,164.06 per year


The Riverside County District Attorney's Office represents the People of the State of California in all criminal matters arising in Riverside County. This Office is committed to ensuring that justice is done and the community is protected. This Office prosecutes the guilty, safeguards the innocent, and protects victims and their rights.

This Office strives to establish and maintain effective, honest, and timely communication within the District Attorney's Office and between the District Attorney's Office and individuals and groups within the County communities in order to keep citizens informed about the prosecution function and the administration of justice.


Under direction, to conduct criminal and civil investigations involving the gathering of evidence for the apprehension and prosecution of persons suspected of violating the law; and to do other work as required.

Incumbents of this journey level class are peace officers who perform the full range of investigative work within the Office of the District Attorney. This class is distinguished from Supervising District Attorney Investigator in that incumbents in the latter class are responsible for supervising a specialized unit or units within the investigative bureau. The Senior District Attorney Investigator class differs from the lower level District Attorney Investigator class in that incumbents in the latter class perform routine and less complex investigative work under general supervision.


Investigates actual and suspected law violations, including cases of a difficult and complex nature; gathers, preserves, analyzes, and reports evidence; conducts field investigations and searches crime scenes; interviews and interrogates complainants, suspects, witnesses, and other persons to obtain information; recommends to attorneys the filing of criminal complaints; writes reports, and assists attorneys in the preparation of cases for trial; investigates the personal background of complainants, suspects, and witnesses; testifies in court regarding evidence and investigations; arrests suspected criminals.

Conducts investigations for the Grand Jury and background investigations of applicants for employment with the District Attorney's Office; Conducts live and photo identification line-ups.

Executes search warrants and court orders upon criminal suspects to secure blood/bodily fluid samples for evidence and determination of infection for HIV and other communicable diseases.

Participates in, executes, and conducts search warrant operations, surveillances and undercover investigations; travels via automobile, air, and other modes of public transportation, out of state and out of the country with little notice; assists in the transportation of prisoners, witnesses, and victims over long distances.

Sends and receives teletype printouts; operates radio, mobile and base station police radio equipment, mobile and land line telephones and paging equipment and operates the District Attorney's Command/Dispatch Center.

Loads, transports, and stores evidence; operates technical investigative equipment such as tape recorders, cameras, and electronic sound equipment.

Explains District Attorney policies, procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations to the public, other government agencies, witnesses, suspects, and victims.

Prepares and maintains statistical and operational logs, records, reports, and maintains computer data bases relevant to assignments.

Monitors and responds to security alarms located in assigned county facilities.

May be assigned full or part-time staff assignments including law enforcement liaison, range master, training officer, personnel background investigator, criminal justice instructor, coordinator of the District Attorney's hazardous materials task force, and bureau security officer.

May be assigned periodically as Bureau Officer of the Day; may be assigned to investigate police officer-involved incidents, consumer and insurance fraud, hazardous materials violations, child abduction and criminal/grand jury investigations involving public officials; may be assigned to drug and other law enforcement multi-agency task forces, criminal intelligence and organized crime, and other specialized units within the Bureau of Investigation.

May investigate family support cases and apprehend persons suspected of violating family support laws.


Education: Completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units at an accredited college, including 12 semester or 18 quarter units in Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement or a closely related field.


Experience: Three years of criminal or civil investigative experience, in a sworn status, in a civilian governmental law enforcement agency which included as a primary responsibility the performance of field investigations.


Experience: Two years of experience as a District Attorney Investigator with the County of Riverside.

Knowledge of: The principles and techniques of crime investigation; criminal law, including the rules of evidence, arrest, search and seizure; the techniques of interviewing and interrogating witnesses and suspects.

Ability to: Gather, preserve, analyze, and report evidence; draw logical conclusions and formulate sound recommendations; communicate effectively in oral and written form; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the members of the public and other law enforcement personnel.


License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License
Possession of a valid Advanced P.O.S.T. certificate.
Must be able to pass an extensive background check.


This recruitment is open to all applicants.


The preliminary closing date for this posting is March 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm however postings may close at any time.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Applications must be submitted through Job Gateway at

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your Job Gateway account.



For questions about this job posting, contact Beatris Ordaz at (951) 955-3319 or


For specific questions regarding this position, contact the recruiter listed.

Benefits and detailed job description information is available for all Riverside County classifications on the job descriptions page at

Information regarding employment requirements, including pre-employment drug/alcohol test, background check, physical exam, initial probationary period is available at Procedures for reasonable accommodation, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), may be found at

~ Applications must be submitted through the Riverside County Job Gateway System.
~ Current County Employees must use their Employee Self-Service Account to apply.
~ All other applicants must apply using

The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.


This position may be a bonus-eligible position under the Employee Referral Program (ERP)!

For ERP program rules, including a list of bonus-eligible positions, and rules on employee and candidate eligibility, go to: Referred candidates must not have previously submitted a resume or application to the County within the last year. Human Resources Department employees, managers, and employees whose regular work duties include the hiring process, are not eligible for awards.

You can track the status of your referral in PeopleSoft Employee Self Service - Recruiting Activities.

To apply, please visit to view qualification requirements, and to submit your resume.

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