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JOB TITLE:

Chief Investigator

JOB CODE:

 0285

DEPARTMENT:

Main Jail

UNION:

00

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

GRADE:


POSITION SUMMARY:

Conducts and coordinates criminal investigations relating to inmates as well as internal investigations where applicable in conjunction with appropriate authorities. Reports Directly to the Director of the Bucks County Department of Corrections, keeping the Director informed of incidents involving staff members, contractors, visitors and legal representatives from State, County and municipal agencies and any incident of a sensitive nature.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervisor, Special Investigations Unit; Supervises case investigations and staff in the investigative unit. Assigns cases and tasks to subordinate investigators. Maintains case records and files necessary for each investigation.

  • Communicates/coordinates investigations with Bucks County District Attorney Staff and Bucks County Detectives.

  • Review all Use of Force incidents to assure BCDOC policy and procedures were adhered to. 

  • Conference with the Bucks County Detectives Staff to review cases for potential criminal charges arising from actions committed by inmates and/or staff members.

  • Reviews, supervises, and evaluates allegations of criminal acts and administrative violations committed by staff, inmates, and visitors. Oversees the conduct of investigations.

  • Supervises the preservation and processing of evidence and the transportation of evidence to the appropriate Criminal Forensic Laboratory.

  • Disseminates intelligence and information to appropriate law enforcement agencies concerning alleged criminal activities by inmates, civilians, and employees.

  • Responsible for maintaining contact with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

  • May testify as a witness before formal hearings, Grand Juries, Courts of Law, administrative hearing, and other judicial bodies.

  • Interacts with other law enforcement agencies in the search, apprehension and arrest of offenders and escapees.

  • Supervises the compilation of information and the preparation of investigative and statistical reports in the course of official duties.

  • Reviews investigative case reports to assure they contain clear, sound, accurate and informative facts including statistical reports and other reports containing findings and conclusions.

  • Attends continuing training programs and seminars relating to the DOC, court or criminal correction, rules, regulations, and procedures.

  • Locates and interviews defendants, victims and/or witnesses involved in criminal cases with inmates.

  • Perform additional assignments issued by the Director and/or Deputy Director of Corrections.

  • Work assignments include but are not limited to investigation in all manners of criminal cases except that in death penalty homicide cases where assignment may be made when more than one investigator or agency is required.

  • Maintain and review inmate mail procedures including the implementation of inmate mail covers requested by members of the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office in accordance with the PA Code Chapter 95.234, inmate mail.

  • May be required to perform additional work that follows prescribed or well-established procedures that can be learned within a reasonable time by training on the job.  More detailed instructions, as to the nature of their duties, will be given to employees when they begin working in the job.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Graduate of four-year accredited college/university with a degree in criminal justice and/or related field or comparable professional criminal law experience or any combination of experience, in the custodial field which shall include investigation of violations of rules, regulations, standards and laws by offenders and/or employees working within a secured facility.

  • Knowledge of interview techniques.

  • Knowledge of the procedures, techniques and precautions used to conduct investigations of criminal nature.

  • Knowledge of the care, use, proficiency, and security of firearms.

  • Knowledge of the regulations, policy and procedures, standards, and disciplinary program of the DOC.

  • Knowledge of the rules of the Pennsylvania Courts and Pennsylvania Crimes Code.

  • The ability to perform all the duties as outlined in the Essential Duties and Responsibilities as noted above.

Position: Chief Investigator

Functional Requirements:

Physical Demands: (Check all that apply)

Balancing

X


Stooping

X


Pushing

X

Climbing

X

Crouching

X

Pulling

X

Crawling

X

Kneeling

X

Handling

X

Standing

X

Sitting

X

Talking

X

Turning

X

Reaching

X

Hearing

X

Seeing

X

Color Vision

X

Depth Perception

X

Mobility

X


Lifting: (Check one)

Carrying: (Check one)


Sedentary

(0-10 lbs)



Sedentary

(<10 lbs)

X

Light

(0-20 lbs)

X

Light

(0-10 lbs)


Medium

(0-50 lbs)


Medium

(0-25 lbs)


Heavy

(0- 100 lbs)


Heavy

(0- 50 lbs)


Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)



Very Heavy

(over 50 lbs)

Aptitudes: (Check all that apply)

Form perception

X


Problem solving

X

Motor coordination

X

Working speed (ex.wpm)

X

Finger dexterity

X

Manual dexterity

X

Computer/VDT ability

X

General learning ability

X

Clerical perception

X


Environmental Conditions: (Check all that apply)

Extreme cold



Extreme heat


Temperature changes


Wet conditions


Humid conditions


Exposure to fumes

X

Exposure to blood and body fluids


Noise and vibration


Exposure to chemicals


Poor ventilation

X

Inclement weather conditions;

Inside/outside weather conditions

X


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Human Resources - Bucks County Courthouse Complex
50 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 215-348-6546

Government Service Center - Lower Bucks County
7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 267-580-3500
Please note: In case of closure, all services performed at the GSCs can be performed in Doylestown:  PassportsWeapons PermitsDog Licenses and Job Applications

Government Service Center - Upper Bucks County
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Thursdays Only 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm
Phone: 215-529-7250
Please note: In case of closure, all services performed at the GSCs can be performed in Doylestown:  PassportsWeapons PermitsDog Licenses and Job Applications

The County of Bucks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an EEOP that is available through the Human Resources office.