Fulton County Solicitor General

Position:

Assistant Chief Investigator

Department / Agency:

Office of the Fulton County Solicitor-General

Closing Date:

March 31, 2024

Coordinator:

Tamikia Moses

submit resume to:

Phone:

(404) 612-4800

Address:

160 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Description:

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to supervise the investigation staff and operations in a unit of the Fulton County Solicitor-General’s Office.  This is a limited incumbent classification whose primary responsibilities involve management and oversight,
but may also investigate cases that represent the most serious, complex, high-profile, and/or significant cases in the Division.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required
and assigned.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; interviews applicants; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.

Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects
completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and develops or revises procedure manuals.

Manages the activities and operations of a unit of the Investigations Division: reviews cases assigned to subordinate Investigators; oversees, leads, and advises on investigative work; ensures compliance with policies and procedures; creates and revises Investigations policies and procedures; ensures proper maintenance, distribution, and resolution of problems with vehicles, radios and investigative equipment; and prepares unit reports.

Oversees and conducts investigations and assists Assistant Solicitors in preparing cases for trial: reviews case files and identifies investigative tasks; coordinates investigative plan; drafts and executes search warrants or court orders for evidence; collects, secures, and analyzes evidence, ensuring chain of custody is maintained; assists with interviewing victims and witnesses; assists with research and selection of expert witnesses or other third party contractors; surveys, photographs, and sketches crime scenes; utilizes various investigative tools, resources, and programs to obtain necessary information; compiles witness lists; consults with Assistant Solicitors regarding trial strategies; advises prosecuting attorneys regarding cases; and testifies in court.

Identifies, locates, serves subpoenas, and ensures court appearances of complainants, suspects, victims, and lay and professional witnesses involved in court cases: researches and creates witness files; works to obtain full victim/witness cooperation; coordinates
witness accommodations such as travel and lodging; drafts material witness warrants as needed and coordinates with fugitive units to apprehend witness; and coordinates schedules for court appearances.

Transports and provides security for Assistant Solicitors, victims, victim advocates, and witnesses: escorts attorneys on interviews and crime scene visits; provides courtroom security; and escorts attorneys, victims, advocates, and witnesses to and from trial.

Employs or participates in investigative activities that involve risk and/or danger, to include undercover assignments, crime scene response, raids, arrests, interrogations, and various forms of surveillance.

Serves on multidisciplinary teams, task forces, or other special assignments.
Communicates and collaborates with various groups and agencies including law enforcement, victims, witnesses, families of victims and witnesses, judges, court personnel, and the general public to gather information and details about a case, coordinate investigative efforts, or raise public awareness.

Prepares, gathers, reviews, compiles, and processes a variety of documents and information related to investigative activities: gathers and compiles incident reports, certified prior convictions, criminal histories, crime lab information, inmate phone
recordings, jail visitation logs, defendant, victim and witness statements, phone records, crime scene photographs, and medical records; reviews financial records, crime lab reports, patient records, and other investigative information; drafts investigative
reports, case summaries, search warrants, arrest warrant affidavits, evidence requests, and related documents.

Stays abreast of criminal investigative techniques and practices, crime trends, and courtroom procedures; attends seminars and
training courses; obtains various criminology certifications; and performs firearms practice drills.

Operates or uses various equipment, tools, firearms, and supplies in order to complete work assignments: operates and maintains duty weapon, motor vehicle, cameras, radios, surveillance equipment, and other power or motorized equipment; operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.

Additional Functions:

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in criminology, criminal justice or a related field required; supplemented by five years of progressively experience in law enforcement or investigative fields to include lead or supervisory experience and seven years of experience in the field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must possess and maintain Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and PBLE Certification.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. Requires knowledge of federal, state, and local criminal laws and statutes, court rules and procedures, and methods and techniques used to conduct criminal investigations. Requires knowledge of the geography of the Metropolitan Atlanta area. Requires knowledge and skill in management and supervisory practices and principles.
Requires interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interview, interrogate, persuade, or otherwise interact in the
course of investigative work.

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit; includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or
several work units.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or
verifiable.

ADA Compliance:

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and prolonged standing, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, traffic
hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks, animal/human bites, explosives, firearms, water hazards, violence, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.

Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Fulton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current
employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.