Investigation Support Aide (police Citizen Aide Ii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$40,500.72 - $65,971.15 Annually
Jan 22, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Police Department has two vacancies for a Police Citizen Aide II (PCA II) for the Major Crimes Bureau located at Public Safety Headquarters, 12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035. The Investigative Support Aide will provide support to sworn and professional staff within the Major Crimes Bureau.

The duties of the Investigation Support Aide include:
  • Conducts office duties to include creating case jackets and files,
  • Gathering and analysis of information needed to assist in the investigation and prosecution of cases,
  • Assist with ensuring supplemental reports are updated in a timely manner,
  • Conduct field work to support investigations into criminal cases
  • Conduct numerous database inquiries and assist with the entering of missing persons in the national database.,
  • Review and assist with background investigations
  • Responds to Teletype messages from Public Safety Communications Center concerning complaints or incidents;

Note: These positions are 40 hours per week.

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;
  • 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 and law enforcement records management systems (RMS), such as I/LEADS.
Experience in the use of Microsoft Office computer software, especially Word and Outlook.
VCIN -VA Criminal Information Network- Required within 12 months and recertify every 24 months
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated 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 religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

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

Must be capable of sitting for extended periods of time, capable of hearing and seeing sufficiently to interact with the radio, telephone, and cad systems. Must possess the manual dexterity necessary to enter information using a keyboard. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

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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