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Under general supervision, facilitates a coordinated approach in the investigation of maltreatment of children with the Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services, all Butte County Law Enforcement Agencies, the Butte County Counsel’s Office, medical professional staff, victim advocacy groups, mental health professionals, and other stakeholders involved in the response to child maltreatment; schedules and conducts forensic interviews, maintains County-wide forensic interviewing standards, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Butte County Child Abuse Response Team (CART). The Butte County CART is a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) developed to enhance the ability to investigate and prosecute crimes against children, while mitigating trauma to those children.

Receives general direction from assigned supervisory/management staff within the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations. May exercise technical and functional supervision over technical and clerical staff.


This is a single incumbent position, responsible as the primary interviewer of alleged child abuse victims and child witnesses to crime. Oversees the daily operations of the Butte County District Attorney Child Abuse Response Team (CART).

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in psychology, child development, social work, criminal justice, or a related field; and
Four years of progressively responsible professional child interviewing experience regarding child abuse and/or child witness to crimes of violence;


Equivalent of a master’s degree with coursework in psychology, child development, social work, criminal justice or a related field may be substituted for one year of specialized experience.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Must possess a valid US driver’s license upon date of application.  Must obtain California driver’s license following hire date per California DMV regulations.
  • Must complete a nationally recognized training regarding forensic interview protocol (CFIT, NCAC, APSAC, NICHD, etc.) by the end of the probationary period.

For full job description:

$57,636.80 – $77,251.20 Annually

CAL Jobs # 19741800 


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Accessible by Public Transportation: No
Salary: $57,636.80 - $77,251.20 Annually