Child Abuse Investigator

Williamson County

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt
Office: District Attorney’s Office
Location:  Georgetown
Salary: Tenure Step Plan

SUMMARY: 

Provides professional investigative assistance to the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorneys of Williamson County for cases related to Child Abuse from inception through final disposition. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Security of the office, prosecution team, and trial witnesses as appropriate.

Review cases provided by prosecution team for trial work up.         

Work up punishment evidence for trial cases.

Locate witnesses, serve trial subpoenas and grand jury subpoenas, coordinate witness meetings, and coordinate witness travel as needed.

Assist in preparation of trial presentation material (photo printing, audio/video editing, copying, maps, posters, etc.)

Collect and preserve evidence used in the prosecution of case.

Review each day’s intake cases and order the appropriate evidence from law enforcement filing agencies.Gather additional information on intake cases as dictated by investigator request forms from prosecutors.

Prepare and serve arrest warrants for enhancement cases and grand jury subpoenas on felony cases within our office.

Act as liaison between law enforcement agency officers and the district attorney’s office, answering officer’s questions, and getting them in contact with appropriate prosecuting attorney.

Take telephone & walk-in complaints from citizens and guide them to the appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation.

Performs special projects as assigned by the District Attorney or designee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience: 

Eligible applicants must possess a high school diploma (or GED certificate). Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field is preferred.

Must have a minimum 10 years’ experience as a Texas Peace Officer.

Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Investigator.

Certificates & Licenses: 

Eligible applicants must possess an Advanced Peace Officer certificate through TCOLE.

Must maintain certifications and licenses required to perform the functions of the job: To include but not limited to: Texas Driver’s License, Peace Officer Certification (Education & Weapons Qualification), and CJIS Certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Position involves sitting at a desk or other workstation, typing, filing, making copies, standing.  You may occasionally be required to restrain a defendant.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

Work is primarily indoors, with HVAC system. Daily contact with public.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 

Pre-employment requirements include the submission of a “personal history statement”, a drug screen and psych screen (dependent upon TCOLE service status), and a complete background investigation.

DISCLAIMER: 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

HOW TO APPLY:

Resumes and cover letters must be submitted to the attention of District Attorney Shawn Dick via email – [email protected] Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.