This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future vacancies in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY:
The Office of the Orange County District Attorney – Public Administrator (OCDA-PA) represents the People of the State of California in criminal and civil proceedings in the Superior Court of California and appellate courts of the state. The mission of the OCDA-PA is to enhance public safety and welfare and to protect and respect crime victims and to create security in the community through the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in a just, honest, efficient and ethical manner.
THE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION:
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office – Bureau of Investigation supports the prosecutorial and law enforcement endeavors of the District Attorney. It provides a wide range of policing services tasked with suppressing crime and ensuring all criminal cases filed in Orange County are thoroughly investigated.
The District Attorney-Public Administrator is seeking a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Investigator to work as a case agent on drug-impaired driving related cases. A DRE Investigator will also serve as an instructor for all county-wide agencies so that officers can maintain their DRE certification. The Bureau is seeking individuals who are:
- Effective communicators
- Team players able to successfully partner/work with District Attorney legal staff, local and State police agencies, forensic toxicologists, and concerned federal agencies
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING:
- DRE Certification
- Three (3) to five (5) years of experience as a DRE Instructor
- First-hand experience with administering a DRE school, including curriculum planning and instructor identification and scheduling
- Familiarity with the OCDA – DUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs) Collaborative Grant program and objectives, including having taken or taught DRE courses regarding the grant model
- Prior experience testifying in court as a DRE
- Knowledge of current drug trends, Pharmacokinetics of alcohol and drugs, updates in philosophy or practice from NHTSA and the DRE Technical Advisory Panel
- Superior teaching and organizational skills
- Approachability and flexibility
- Exceptional judgment and common sense
- Ability to apply forward-thinking and creative thought with high ethical standards
- Thorough knowledge of courtroom procedures as well as investigative techniques and methods
- Possess a valid state of California P.O.S.T. certificate (basic, intermediate, advanced, supervisory or management).
- Graduated from a state of California P.O.S.T. certified peace officer regular basic course academy
- Modular format (reserve) training will not be considered
- Drug Recognition Expert Card
- Drug Recognition Expert Rolling Log
Please click here for the minimum qualifications for the District Attorney Investigator.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a description of the physical and mental abilities which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position. Applicants are encouraged to contact the recruiter listed in the announcement for any questions or to request an accommodation during the testing/selection process.
Physical and Mental Characteristics:
Will be required to work office and field investigative assignments, use personal vehicle for travel (with mileage reimbursement), conduct field investigations, interview hostile or uncooperative individuals, conduct fixed and moving surveillance, travel outside of Orange County.
Current employed members of accepted reciprocal systems who were in those retirement systems prior to January 1, 2013, and who have not retired from those systems, may be eligible for previous OCERS formula of 3% at age 55 for safety members.
- Membership in the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS). For more information, please call (714) 558-6200 or visit www.ocers.org
- Highly competitive salary
- Option of participating in the 457b Deferred Compensation Plan. For more information, please visit www.countyoforangedcplan.com
- Annual Leave (paid-time off accrual)
- For detailed information on benefits click here.
- For detailed information on OCERS retirement click here.
- Spanish/English: Ability to speak, read, write, and understand fluent Spanish and English.
- Vietnamese/English: Ability to speak, write, and understand fluent Vietnamese and English.