Auto Theft Investigative Specialist

  • 008321


SUMMARY: Under close direction, analyzes auto theft data; assists detective with processing and identifying recovered stolen vehicles, assists in the investigation of suspects of auto theft, communicates with victims of auto theft, provides information on crime prevention to civic organizations; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)

  1. Records and analyzes auto theft data. Determines crime patterns and makes recommendations.
  2. Prepares and disseminates periodic and ad hoc reports.
  3. Communicates with victims of crime and records information.
  4. Processes, identifies, and collects evidence from recovered stolen vehicles.
  5. Plans and implements auto theft rallies with community groups.
  6. Communicates with other law enforcement agencies on crime intelligence.
  7. Provides information to insurance companies and the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
  8. Assists with the identification of altered stolen vehicles, engines and parts.
  9. Plans and assists with training relating to auto theft.
  10. Assists in the administration of auto theft grant.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations governing work.
  • Knowledge of criminal investigation techniques and processes.
  • Knowledge of the proper handling, documenting, and disposing of property and evidence.
  • Knowledge of vehicle identification numbers.
  • Skill in statistical analysis.
  • Skill in crime scene processing.
  • Skill in analyzing crime patterns.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment including a personal computer and related software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves light work generally in an office setting. There is frequent need to talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and three (3) years related law enforcement experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
FLSA Code: N/E
Last revision date: October 2002
Overtime: Yes
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