Criminal Investigative Technician I/II

City of Ventura


2 vacancies
Police Department
Salary: Effective 7/13/19: I: $49,962 - $60,730/year II: $57,451 - $69,831/year

Are you interested in a civilian law enforcement career helping to keep Ventura safe and livable?  Do you have proven analytical and technical investigative experience?  The City of Ventura is accepting applications for two Criminal Investigative Technician I/II vacancies in the Police Department. To be considered for these exciting career opportunities, apply online at by the 7/28/2019 filing deadline!
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Under general supervision, Criminal Investigative Technicians are non-sworn (“civilian”) positions which perform routine (I-level) or complex (II-level) and specialized investigative liaison duties involved in the enforcement of municipal, state, and federal criminal laws in support of the Police Department’s investigative functions. Performs criminal investigations under the direction of sworn personnel and assists sworn detectives in the preparation of cases by completing administrative and research functions.
This is a flexibly allocated position that may be filled at either the I or II level, depending on the qualifications of the applicants and the needs of the city.
Criminal Investigative Technician I:  This is the entry-level classification in the job series.  Under general supervision, incumbents perform a variety of routine investigative liaison duties. Positions are flexibly-staffed and incumbents are expected to advance to the Criminal Investigative Technician II classification upon obtaining the required experience.
Criminal Investigative Technician II:  This is the journey-level classification in the job series and is distinguished from Criminal Investigative Technician I by assignment of more complex and difficult investigative liaison duties. Incumbents perform the full range of duties assigned in an independent manner within established guidelines.

Is an organized individual, who is detail-oriented and able to work as a team player
Is highly proficient in the latest criminal analysis and investigative techniques
Possesses excellent computer, report-writing, and oral presentation skills
Has proven interview skills
Responds diplomatically and tactfully to people of diverse backgrounds, in adverse situations

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Investigates a variety of crimes in support of the enforcement of municipal, state, and federal criminal laws. These crimes may include but are not limited to violent and non-violent crimes as well as sex offenses and missing person’s investigations.
Determines appropriate analytical methods and information-gathering processes that are relevant to the particular cases.
Interviews victims, witnesses and involved parties in order to understand the nature of the crime, probable causes, motives, and potential violations of criminal and civil law.
Assists investigators with datamining social media sites related to known criminal offenders, intelligence gathering, and researching social media sites of known suspects.
Prepares preservation letters to ensure the custodians of certain documents and electronically stored information preserve potentially relevant evidence.
Analyzes material returned from social media companies, video surveillance, data recovery, and electronic storage devices (i.e. cell phones, computers, etc.).
Accesses county, state, interstate, and national law enforcement records and information systems for the purpose of retrieving data.
Writes police reports to document findings, including supplemental reports, crime reports, and property reports. Prepares comprehensive reports to document findings including observations, actions taken, and conclusions.
Testifies in court and is subject to emergency call-outs as necessary. Assists with obtaining and executing search warrants. Assists with other technical analysis as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.

License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and acceptable driving record are required.

A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to:
Criminal Investigative Technician I:  Two years of college coursework in criminal justice, political science, sociology, or a closely related field and one year of experience in investigative work or other related work within the law enforcement field.  
Criminal Investigative Technician II:  Two years of college coursework in criminal justice, political science, sociology, or a closely related field and three years of varied analytical and technical experience in law enforcement investigative work.

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Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is online and you are highly encouraged to apply at If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at
Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in August 2019, date to be determined.