Job: Police Investigator I - Technology and Innovation Detail

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The current vacancy is in the Police Department - Technology and Innovation Detail.  This recruitment will also be used to create an eligible list to fill future vacancies in the same or other details.

A Police Investigator I performs varied and responsible investigative and clerical work not requiring police authority within the Police Department.  Assignments may include the specialized areas of photo safety and towing, gang, technology and innovation, recovered property, and neighborhood drug interdiction, which encompass intelligence, special investigations, criminal investigations, and technical services.  All incumbents are generally responsible for utilizing computerized equipment to obtain or enter police-related data/information, and compiling reports or maintaining records in their respective assignments.

Police Investigator I is a civilian classification that performs work of a quasi-police nature.  Work requires considerable independence, initiative, and judgment in performing the duties of a specific functional area.  Supervision is typically received from a sworn employee who reviews work through direct observation, reports, meetings, and results achieved.  The Police Investigator I is distinguished from the Police Investigator II's and III's by the latter's greater responsibility involved in investigating cases from the beginning to final disposition.  Also, the Police Investigator I assignments involve more data entry duties than the other classifications.  This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Specific duties in the Technology and Innovation Detail include:  providing redaction to video evidence in compliance with applicable public records laws; installing, maintaining, and providing training on systems maintained by this squad which includes all on-body camera systems, records management/evidence systems, investigative/field-based programs, and mobile fingerprinting devices.  Duties also include investigating and reporting any equipment usage abnormalities or non-compliance; testifying in court as needed to show chain of custody of video evidence; and preparing demonstrations of technology to vendors, citizens and internal customers.

Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to good (1 - 3 years) public contact experience in a law enforcement/public safety environment; OR considerable (3 - 5 years) progressively responsible public contact work involving adverse situations and the explanation/interpretation of policies and procedures.  

Special Requirements.  Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date.  Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph examination is required.
Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Graduation from high school or GED preferred.  Some (6 months - 1 year) experience utilizing a computer to enter and retrieve information is preferred.

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Human Resources
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211