• Full Time
  • San Rafael, CA.
  • $155,792 - $186,222 USD / Year

County of Marin - District Attorney's Office

Chief District Attorney Investigator

District Attorney’s Office

County of Marin – San Rafael, California

Annual Salary: $155,792 – $186,222 DOE/DOQ

The County of Marin seeks an experienced Chief District Attorney Investigator to uphold the highest standards of justice in the District Attorney’s Office. The ideal candidate has an extensive background working with/in law enforcement, with experience managing a department of 20+. They will have direct oversight of a 20-person staff and a grant award budget of approximately $250k. While this position will primarily oversee and manage the investigative work of others, they will personally conduct the most complex, sensitive, and intensive felony investigations. This role will serve as a key liaison with law enforcement and community agencies while also ensuring that staff conduct successful investigations. As such, the Chief Investigator will possess knowledge of the principles and processes of law enforcement: including firearms, forensics, digital discovery, techniques of interview and interrogation, report preparation, evidence analysis, human resources, budget management, and press and media. The Chief Investigator will approach all investigations with an eye toward diversity, equity, and inclusion – emphasizing the equal treatment and protection of all. Join us in beautiful Marin County, where you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the pursuit of justice – apply today!

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The Chief Investigator will oversee 20 direct reports and a grant award budget of approximately $250k. They will have investigative case management oversight – including the assignment of cases to investigative officers, the mentorship of staff, and liaison with law enforcement agencies. The Chief Investigator manages the Criminal Investigation Division of the District Attorney’s Office; the Northern California Computer Crimes Taskforce; and District Attorney Investigators assigned to the Consumer Protection and Insurance Fraud units. They also oversee the security of the DA’s office and staff and implement County office safety protocols, such as PPE distribution. They will monitor the search warrant on-call phone and refer calls to DA leadership when appropriate. The role also involves conducting complex felony investigations, preparing reports, and testifying in court when required. They will encourage Officers to conduct thorough investigations as they serve justice, protect the safety and wellbeing of County citizens, and build the vital bond of trust between the law enforcement community and the people they serve.


The ideal candidate is a driven and decisive leader with the ability to inspire others toward excellence. They will encourage the dedicated pursuit of justice as staff reports carry out thorough investigation of crimes and strictly observe the Brady Doctrine in the collection and handling of exculpatory evidence. A foundational understanding of digital forensics and data extraction will be helpful in the process of handling cases. The Chief Investigator will relay case details to the District Attorney, investigating Officers, and Prosecutors as needed. While this position is an administrative role, the successful candidate will also have exceptional interpersonal and people management skills. The ideal Chief Investigator has prior experience working with justice partners and participating in Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). They are comfortable resolving conflict and handling sensitive issues with diplomacy. They also have previous experience working with diverse populations, with a proven history of treating all people with respect and empathy.


Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Law Enforcement Experience: Eight years of recent paid experience as a law enforcement officer with a city, county, state, or federal agency.
  • Investigative Experience: At least five years of experience performing criminal investigations.
  • O.S.T. Certification: Candidates must possess a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Advanced Certificate or commit to the procurement of a P.O.S.T. Management Certificate within 24 months of appointment.
  • Driver’s License: Candidates must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License and meet automobile insurability requirements of the County, including review of recent DMV history.


  • Supervisory Experience: Managing a department of 20+ officers including experience hiring, disciplining, mentoring, and evaluating staff.


Candidates must not have been convicted of any crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or state prison or any crimes which would prohibit employment in this position under State law. Shall be subject to a thorough background investigation.

Position required to be on-call at all hours.

SALARY & BENEFITS: An annual salary of $155,792 – $186,222 DOQ/DOE, plus a generous benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply ASAP at: https://wbcpinc.com/job-board

SECURE THE DATES: Interviews will take place in late November and early December as qualified candidates are identified.

Please contact Rosemary Slote, Chief Deputy District Attorney, with any questions about the position:

Please contact Dianne Ooms, Principal HR Analyst, with any questions about the application process:

The County of Marin strives for diversity and an inclusive work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job please visit wbcpinc.com.