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Investigative Assistant

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Closing Date: 06/15/22
Salary: $23.71 - $28.24 Hourly
Occupational Group: Civil Service
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Recruitment: Entrance
Vacancy Location: Des Moines Police Department

Under supervision, assists in a variety of line and staff functions in a para-investigator capacity. Performs related administrative work involving independent judgment and other related work as required.

Graduation from high school, supplemented by courses in typing or use of data input devices, and two years of clerical and public contact work, or an equivalent combination in which education and experience are interchangeable at the rate of one year of education for one year of experience.

Candidates for positions in this class must pass a background investigation and post-employment offer polygraph exam, physical exam and drug screen. 

  • Performs follow-up investigation by phone as assigned.
  • Assists police investigators with case investigations as directed; obtains statements, documents and related materials; researches official records.
  • Prepares case supplemental reports.
  • Performs office and clerical functions; such as maintaining files, typing, answering the telephone, and taking messages.
  • Prepares reports and correspondence in conformance with department policy.
  • Prepares IOWA and NCIC information network entries and cancellations.
  • Maintains victim, suspect, M.O., stolen property, intelligence, and other criminal information files.
  • Receives and reports criminal information.
  • Communicates with public and private persons and agencies.
  • Performs related duties as required.

An education and experience review will be completed on all qualified applicants. Those applicants deemed most qualified may be scheduled for an oral examination. Candidates for positions in this class must pass a background investigation. Any appointments will be conditional upon successful polygraph examination, physical examination and drug screen. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the oral examination must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942, by the application deadline date.