Fulton County Solicitor General

Position:

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 plan, organize, and direct the Investigations Division of the Fulton County Office of the Solicitor General. Work involves overseeing, supervising, and conducting professional investigative work to support the resolution of cases and the successful prosecution of offenders. The Chief Investigator, Solicitor General provides support, resources, and security directly to the Solicitor General or to Assistant Solicitors. This classification is distinguished from the series by the responsibility for managing the entire investigative staff of the Solicitor General’s Office. This is a single incumbent classification whose primary responsibilities involve management and oversight, but may also investigate cases that represent the most complex or unique cases assigned to the Solicitor General’s Office.

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 makes hiring decisions; conducts background investigations on 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 operations and activities of the Investigations Division: oversees, leads, and advises on all investigative work; implements and ensures compliance with division protocols, policies and procedures; leads investigative team meetings; drafts
and monitors division budgets for equipment, training, and other needs; conducts case reviews or audits; ensures evidence and witnesses are secured for trials; ensures equipment and vehicles are properly maintained; resolves investigative issues and
complaints; and prepares departmental reports.

Oversees and conducts investigations and assists the Solicitor General or Assistant Solicitors in preparing cases for trial: reviews case files and identifies investigative tasks; 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; 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; and testifies in court.

Identifies, locates, serves subpoenas, and ensures court appearances of complainants, suspects, victims, and lay and professional witnesses involved in felony 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 attorneys, 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.

Provides assistance and advocacy to victims of crimes: provides information and updates regarding case status and court proceedings; and provides resources, referrals, and information to assist victims.

Oversees, 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.

Serves as departmental training officer and liaison with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council.

Communicates and collaborates with various groups and agencies including law enforcement, victims, witnesses, families of victims and witnesses, judges, attorneys, 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, reviews, and compiles information such as incident reports, licenses/permits, certifications, protective orders, criminal
and driver histories, crime lab reports, 911 dispatch transcripts, and medical records; drafts investigative reports, case summaries, subpoenas, search warrants, 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 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 act as a first-line supervisor, including instructing, assigning and reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, and evaluating employee job performance.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments.

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 influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an
entire program or set of programs.

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.