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Tehama County District Attorney

Red Bluff, CA

Extra Help

Salary: $31.49 – $38.36 Hourly

Conducts investigations pertaining to criminal and/or civil cases, or other special assignments as
necessary. Prepares and maintains related records and reports.
DA Investigator I: Entry-Level – Incumbents are typically assigned a variety of less complex
cases and function within more clearly defined guidelines.

Conducts criminal and civil investigations as assigned | Reviews and analyzes various reports,
documentation, financial records, photographs, statements and physical evidence; interviews
witnesses and suspects, and collects their statements; conducts surveillance operations; serves
subpoenas for witnesses and documentation | Special assignments may include but are not
limited to: major crime investigations ie homicide, rape, sexual assaults, gang related crimes, on-
line sexual predator offenses; officer involved shooting investigations, participation in SWAT
team training and events, computer forensic and digital crime investigations, welfare fraud
investigations, elder abuse investigations, child abuse investigations, domestic violence
investigations, school resource officer, child abduction investigations and others for which
special training or knowledge is required | Locates suspects; serves search and arrest warrants |
Negotiates with attorneys for case settlement prior to trial | Provides court testimony in criminal
cases; testifies in court as an expert witness as requested | Assists law enforcement officers with
criminal investigations as necessary | Performs background investigations on new employees;
conducts internal affairs investigations as assigned | Prepares and submits investigative reports;
maintains case files and other records pertinent to the caseload | Maintains required level of
proficiency in the use of firearms and all other safety equipment | If special assignment includes
School Resource Officer, duties may include but are not limited to: coordinates district and
county School Attendance and Review Board (SARB); responds to school truancy referrals with
telephone calls, letters, and home visits; conducts parent conferences at school and home
regarding truancy and behavioral issues; coordinates filing of charges by the DA against parents
who violate state law; and assists with court and community school placements


Accepted practices and procedures of criminal/civil investigation The rules of evidence and laws of arrest | The principles and techniques of interviewing Criminal and civil law knowledge of police methods and procedures | Criminal behavior and methods of operation Applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions | California law regarding compulsory attendance and truancy intervention options | Applicable Federal, State, County, Department, and Division laws, regulations, policies and procedures


Observe and remember detailed information | Operate firearms within established guidelines | Work under stressful or dangerous conditions, occasionally involving considerable personal risk or risk to others | React quickly and calmly and use judgment and discretion in emergency and all other situations | Work effectively and maintain cooperative working relationships as a member of a multi-agency intervention team and/or with other people and personnel | Communicate effectively with parents and children contacted through the course of the duties and all other people and personnel.


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

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

District Attorney Investigator I: Six (6) to ten (10) years of experience in criminal justice or investigatory field.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • District Attorney Investigator I:   Must possess a current Peace Officers Standards of Training (POST) basic law enforcement certificate.

Recruitment Information

To Apply: Visit and search for the job title.

The department is currently recruiting for one (1) extra help position. 

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a District Attorney Investigator I Extra Help, as well as subsequent vacancies, which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment, contact: 

Theresia Sweeney, Office Manager

530-527-3053 |

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None