Chief Investigator

Burleson County Attorney’s Office

The Burleson County Attorney’s office, located in Caldwell, Texas is seeking a Full-Time Chief Investigator to begin fall/winter 2022.

Duties will include: investigations in Felony, Misdemeanor, CPS and Juvenile investigations as well as other duties required by the County Attorney.  The Chief Investigator is the sole investigator with this office and is required to perform all administrative requirements for TCOLE agency compliance.

Job Description:

  1. Perform all duties in accordance with the law and licensure as a Peace Officer
  2. Receive and review cases as requested by County and Assistant County Attorneys
  3. Serve as a liaison between the County Attorney’s Office and Law Enforcement
  4. As directed, assist local law enforcement agencies with warrants and investigations related to cases in the County Attorney’s Office
  5. Identify and locate victims and/or witnesses; assist with follow-up interviews
  6. Request certified records; apply for and serve subpoenas and bench warrants
  7. Notify law enforcement personnel/witnesses of trial proceedings and important dates
  8. Conduct criminal history checks
  9. Assist prosecutor during jury selection process
  10. Set up trial exhibits, audio and video equipment
  11. Testify as an expert witness, if needed

Skills Required:  Must be a licensed Peace Officer with an Advanced or Master Peace Officer Certification, with a working knowledge of Texas laws and their applications, the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and the legal system in general.  Should have proficiency with firearms (safe operation), still and video cameras, and fingerprint techniques.  Should communicate effectively and professionally in all dealings with parties involved in an investigation.

Education & Experience:  High School graduate or higher with appropriate licensing.

Salary:  Based on experience with a full benefits package

Interested candidates will apply in person at: the Burleson County Treasurer’s office or print an application from the county website at: co.burleson.tx.us and file it with the County Treasurer’s Office.  Please include a cover letter and resume.  Interested candidates may also send their resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

Posting date: 08/02/2022

Closing date:   when position is filled

*Not all applicants will be interviewed*