Investigative Support Aide (police Citizen Aide Ii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$42,124.78 - $72,047.25 Annually
Jan 14, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the Major Crimes Bureau located at Public Safety Headquarters, 12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035. Provides support to sworn and professional staff within the Major Crimes Bureau.

The duties of the Investigation Support Aide include:
  • Supports the mission of the Violent Crimes Division.
  • Conducts office duties, including creating case jackets and files,
  • Gathering and analysis of information needed to assist in the investigation and prosecution of cases,
  • Assists with ensuring supplemental reports are updated in a timely manner,
  • Conducts field work to support investigations into criminal cases
  • Conducts numerous database inquiries and assists the Violent Crimes Division with other investigative case needs,
  • Reviews and assists with background investigations and other necessary inquiries to assist detectives and victim specialists
  • Responds to Teletype messages from Public Safety Communications Center concerning complaints or incidents.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • On a rotating shift basis, processes warrants, verifies data for requesting personas and prepares supplements to warrants;
  • Contacts police departments, local and out-of-state, concerning outstanding warrants;
  • Responds to front desk inquires by retrieving case records, etc., in an expeditious manner;
  • Maintains security and safety of station and property or evidence received;
  • Maintains record of runaways, juvenile detention papers, and escape warrants from mental institutions;
  • Responds to telephone callers and walk-in clients at the police station;
  • Responds to Teletype messages from Public Safety Communications Center concerning complaints or incidents;
  • Maintains accounts on station supplies;
  • Makes inspections of station facilities;
  • Distributes incoming correspondence to appropriate personnel;
  • Accesses, queries, and updates various automated information systems to obtain necessary data requested by law enforcement personnel;
  • Composes and completes routine correspondence, special reports and documents, including search warrants and affidavits.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of office procedures, General Orders, and Report Writing Manual;
  • Skill in using a personal computer, applicable software, and peripheral equipment;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Ability to act quickly and decisively during emergencies;
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to keep records and write reports;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and fellow employees;
  • Ability to type at 45 words per minute (WPM) may be needed for certain assignments;
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations;
  • Ability to work effectively under minimal direct supervision;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of ethical standards;
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity and to be truthful at all times.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school or possession of a GED issued by a state department of education; plus, two years of experience performing clerical and/or police communications work, including one year of experience equivalent to Police Citizen Aide I.

Experience working within a law enforcement agency. Knowledge of police department procedures. Familiarity with police department procedures. Experience using computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems or similar systems and law enforcement records management systems (RMS). Experience in the use of Microsoft Office computer software, especially Word, Outlook, and Excel.

VCIN -VA Criminal Information Network- Required within 12 months and recertify every 24 months

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, c redit check, and polygraph exam, to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Work is generally sedentary, however, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items up to 15 lbs. in weight. Must be capable of sitting for extended periods of time, capable of hearing and seeing sufficiently to use office and computer equipment. Must possess the manual dexterity necessary to enter information through the use of a keyboard. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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