Civilian Economic Crimes Investigator

US Government, District Attorney

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate’s qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.
This recruitment will establish an open eligible list. The eligible list established through this
recruitment will be used to fill current/future vacancies within the District Attorney. 
This recruitment will begin accepting applications on Thursday, December 15,  2022 and will be advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days. Thereafter, the recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59PM (PST) on the day the County’s needs are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this bulletin may close at any time. 

The County of Orange, District Attorney  represents the People of the State of California in all criminal and civil proceedings, serves the court and criminal justice system, and the Orange County Grand Jury. The mission of the Office is to enhance public safety and welfare and create a sense of security in the community through the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in a just, honest, efficient, and ethical manner. The Office consists of three major divisions: Legal, Investigative Bureau, and Administration.

The District Attorney is looking for result-oriented individuals to collaborate with attorneys in the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws. Incumbents in this job class perform challenging investigative work resulting in the apprehension and prosecution of persons suspected of committing serious criminal offenses. This challenging and rewarding position will require effective communication skills and the ability to successfully partner with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as well as District Attorney legal staff.

The selected candidate(s) will be assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit-White Collar Crime Team, Insurance Fraud Unit, or Real Estate Fraud Unit and will be responsible for:


  • Investigating complex economic, insurance fraud, and/or real estate fraud cases
  • Working in collaboration with an investigator or investigative supervisor and preparing written search warrants
  • Conducting detailed interviews of victims, witnesses, and suspects
  • Working with forensic accountants in order to analyze financial and other records in search of evidence in assigned fraud cases
  • Searching for, identifying, seizing, and booking evidence
  • Assisting law enforcement personnel in searching for, seizing, gathering and analyzing evidence at crimes scenes
  • Operating investigative equipment such as digital audio recorders, digital or video cameras, and other equipment as assigned


  • Accessing local, state and federal computer databases
  • Collecting and analyzing financial documents
  • Being well-organized, keeping accurate logs, and preparing a variety of reports, exhibits, and other documents/records for court
  • Preparing or assist in preparing visual aids demonstrating method of operation such as charts and graphs linking victims, suspects, and financial institutions
  • Attending specialized training related to job assignment as required or directed
  • Locating victims, witnesses, and serving subpoenas or other court orders as assigned
  • Staying current with case law related to economic and/or real estate crime, office policies and procedures, as well as methods of investigation/evidence collection
  • Prepare and author search warrants


  • Working in collaboration with prosecutors and investigators from the investigative stage through trial, sentencing, and adjudication
  • Preparing clear, concise, accurate, and well written reports
  • Developing contacts and networking with local, state, and federal agencies
  • Providing courtroom testimony
  • Incumbent will be assigned a caseload and work independently as a case investigator

Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Civilian Economic Crimes Investigator job classification.

District Attorney Human Resources screens all application materials for minimum qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All candidates will be notified via e-mail of their status in the process.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer): 
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of the job.  Only those applications exhibiting qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Written Exercise/Structured Oral Interview (Weighted 100%): 
Candidates will be completing a written exercise. A panel of job knowledge experts will evaluate the written exercise on writing skills, clarity and preciseness of writing, content, grammar, sentence structure and format.  Following the written exercise, candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate’s rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate’s qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department’s needs, the recruitment procedure listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the recruitment procedure.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, District Attorney Human Resources will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

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