District Attorney Investigator II

US Government, District Attorney

The District Attorney’s Office for County of Santa Barbara is accepting applications to fill a full-time vacancy in Santa Barbara for an experienced law enforcement professional to investigate Employment Development Department (EDD) fraud. To be considered for this position, regular employees must check “Santa Barbara” in the location section of the application.  
The Mission of the District Attorney’s Office is to pursue truth and justice by employing the highest ethical standards in vigorously prosecuting the guilty, protecting the innocent, and preventing crime.
THE POSITION:  Under general supervision, the District Attorney Investigator II conducts a variety of investigations for criminal and civil cases prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Employment Development Fraud Unit; investigates allegations of fraud, forgeries, and other crimes associated with various Employment Development Department programs; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:  District Attorney Investigator II is the journey-level class in the flexibly staffed District Attorney Investigator I/II/III series.  Incumbents work with minimal supervision and are responsible for conducting investigations for moderately complex criminal and civil cases, including EDD fraud, general felonies, domestic violence, elder abuse, narcotics violations, criminal intelligence, parental child abductions, and unlawful business practices.  
Incumbents in this classification have peace officer status in accordance with Section 830.1 of the California Penal Code and work in a P.O.S.T certified Bureau of Investigation.  Incumbents in this class are encouraged to obtain the P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate.  Furthermore, management may flex District Attorney Investigator II incumbents to District Attorney Investigator III at management’s discretion based upon their need for lead investigators or specialized technical expertise.

The IDEAL CANDIDATE will possess:

  • Experience working on Employment Development Department (EDD) fraud cases
  • Experience working on complex fraud investigations
  • Experience working with multiple agencies on complex fraud investigations
  • Strong desire and commitment to working with a team
  • Experience writing search warrants 
  • Supplemental college-level coursework in the field of law enforcement and investigative techniques
  • Experience testifying in court
  • The ability to write reports
  • Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook skills
  • Progressive career growth in the field of law enforcement
  • Possession of a current California P.O.S.T (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Intermediate Certificate
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