Completion of 18 semester (27 quarter) units of coursework in administration of justice, law enforcement or police science or other related coursework which addresses prevention, discovery, control and treatment of crimes, criminals and criminality, from an accredited college or university.
: Two years in the class of Investigative Assistant in Sacramento County service.
: Three years as a detective/investigator with a District Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, Sheriff's Department, Police Department or other recognized public law enforcement agency whose primary responsibility is the investigation of criminal activity. To meet this experience requirement the majority of time must have been spent performing duties such as gathering evidence, interviewing and locating witnesses, investigating crime scenes, and writing reports of findings to be used in Court in the prosecution or defense of defendants.
For the class of Criminal Investigator (Level I and Level II) investigative work which is gained through performance of duties such as patrol, inmate custodial work, accident investigation and the like is not considered qualifying.
The word "experience" referenced in the minimum qualifications means full-time paid experience unless the job announcement states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.
If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here
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