City Attorney Investigator - T10921-201906

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

JOB INFORMATIONCity Attorney Investigator positions conduct a wide variety of pre-trial investigations related to lawsuits in which the City is a party or in the prosecution of civil, criminal, or administrative cases; locate and interview witnesses; gather documents, statements and other factual material; research City Council actions or actions of other legislative bodies, review permits and plans for development and construction of private and public infrastructure and other projects; photograph and/or record evidence; participate in the discovery process; serve subpoenas and summonses; prepare declarations, affidavits and other materials required for court motions, or search and arrest warrants; analyze data and prepare reports and recommendations; attend trials and hearings to assist attorneys and testify when necessary; conduct special investigations; attend property inspections; and perform other duties as assigned.NOTES:* The list established for these positions may be used to fill vacancies in the Civil Litigation, City Advisory, Community Justice and Criminal Divisions of the City Attorney's Office.* City Attorney Investigator positions may be required to work rotating and/or stand-by shifts for which they may receive additional pay.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSYou must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter).NOTE:* Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for education lacked on a year-for-year basis. One year of full-time experience = 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units.EXPERIENCE: Two years of full-time civil, criminal, or law enforcement investigative experience performing the full range of duties involved in the investigation of civil or criminal cases such as public liability claims, land use, constitutional claims, traffic accidents, consumer fraud, domestic violence, code enforcement, narcotics, or gang activity.NOTES:* City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.* Private Investigator experience limited to surveillance only is NOT qualifying.* Law Clerk, Legal Assistant and Paralegal experience is NOT qualifying, unless it included performing investigations.* Police Patrol, Insurance Appraiser and Process Server experience is NOT qualifying.* Experience limited to legal research and trial case preparation only is NOT qualifying.LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.HIGHLY DESIRABLE:* Experience and/or education in land use, planning, environmental regulation, and/or code enforcement.* Experience with real estate, title claims, permit processing and environmental review for development projects and land use permits.* Experience in obtaining inspection warrants and investigating state and municipal code violations such as zoning, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, substandard housing, fire code, or environmental violations.* Experience in investigating or abating public nuisance activity such as properties with serious health and safety violations or experience with drug abatement or red light abatement cases.* Experience in investigating public tort liability claims and litigation (e.g., personal injury, dangerous condition of public property, wrongful death).* Experience in conducting personnel investigations (e.g., wrongful termination, discrimination, DFEH, Civil Service).* Experience in investigating law enforcement liability claims and litigation (e.g., 4th Amendment violations, 42 USC Section 1983, internal affairs investigations, citizen complaint investigations).* Experience in writing comprehensive, detailed, investigation reports.* Experience in investigating claims related to eminent domain, real property, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).* Experience in investigating privacy and piracy issues.REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION):* Proof of degree/transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.* For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying. SCREENING PROCESSPlease ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days). For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONPRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.Rev. 9 - July 10, 2019 (Closing Date Extended)

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