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The Chief Investigator position, under direct supervision from the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney, plans, organizes, supervises and participates in the investigation of complaints and criminal matters submitted to the District Attorney’s Office; and performs related work as required. The Chief Investigator is responsible for the overall operation. This management position is a sworn peace officer pursuant to 830.1(a) of the California Penal Code. This position is scheduled for forty (40) hours per week.

$45.77-$55.63 Per Hour

The ideal candidate will possess a valid California advanced P.O.S.T certificate. This person will have knowledge of principles, practices, methods and procedures of criminal and civil investigations.

• Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for investigations; implement policies and procedures.
• Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in investigative activities.
• Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
• Performs investigative duties including interviewing suspects, witnesses and other persons involved in assigned cases; researching and reviewing background information; locating individuals; conducting surveillance operations, etc.
• Investigate the most difficult and complex cases; provide direction and leadership to assist staff members on assigned cases.
• Reviews delinquent related files; and obtains arrest warrants as necessary.
• Prepare correspondence including correspondence to other agencies regarding assigned cases; coordinate the preparation of court summonses; serve court subpoenas.
• Arrest individuals when appropriate.

• You have knowledge of criminal law with special reference to the Penal Code, laws of arrest and search
and seizure.
• You are able to work under stressful or dangerous conditions occasionally involving considerable personal risk or risk to others.
• You have knowledge of techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work.

Four years of full-time law enforcement experience.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major work in criminal justice. (Substitution: Full-time, paid experience as a law enforcement officer may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Possession of a valid P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate.
Possession of a valid California driver’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

To apply for this job opportunity, submit a completed County of Glenn employment application packet online at or to the Personnel Department: 525 W. Sycamore Street, Willows, CA 95988 by
5:00 P.M., Friday, October 7th, 2022.
This recruitment may be used to establish a list to fill future vacancies for the next six (6) months.
Application packets must include the following
• A Glenn County Employment Application • Résumé
• Transcripts and/or Certificates • Cover Letter
• P.O.S.T Certificate • GCPER 44/Conviction Form

Minimum Education and Experience

Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 45.77
Maximum Hourly Wage: 55.63