Criminal Investigator

Kaufman County Job Description

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt

Department: District Attorneys Office


Location:  Kaufman

Salary: $25-$28 an hour


This position performs a variety of skilled duties in support of the District Attorney’s office and in accordance with departmental procedures, regulations, laws, and statutes.


Coordinate witness preparation, including follow-up interviews and obtaining additional statements.

Review of records and video/audio/photographic evidence.

Provide victim and/or witness transportation when necessary.

Address any and all needs of prosecutors, including but not limited to, preparation of courtroom and evidence presentation.

Coordinate with Judge, court reporter, and bailiffs to ensure courtroom security and address special needs/considerations.

Run jury lists.

Manage case files and all aspects of trial preparation.

Direct communication and support with assigned prosecutor for each case.

Ensure safety/security of office by visibility and accessibility.

Respond to walk-in contact from citizens and law enforcement agencies requesting assistance.

Utilize intelligence resources to assist with research of individuals, properties, and items of evidence.

Conduct routine vehicle maintenance, including but not limited to, oil change, equipment inventory, tire/battery/lights inspection, as well as all other appropriate observations/inspections to ensure vehicle is safely operating.

Keep vehicle interior and exterior clean and acceptable for public view at all times.

Conduct escorts and building/office tours upon request.

Respond to all requests for assistance from law enforcement as necessary.

Regularly attend training specific to duties and responsibilities.


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: 

Must have a high school diploma (or GED certificate).

Eligible applicants must be TCOLE Certified Peace Officers in the State of Texas, or retired peace officers in good standing eligible for active commission.  Education required is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License.


Position involves sitting at a desk or other workstation, typing, filing, making copies, standing, and communicating to other county personnel, elected officials, external agencies, and the general public. You may occasionally be required to lift up to 25 lbs.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the non-essential functions.


Pre-employment requirements include a drug and alcohol test, a complete criminal background investigation, and driving record check.


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.


Applications must be received by 4:30 pm on the closing date either by hand delivery or mail.

Kaufman County Human Resources

Kaufman County Annex

100 North Washington Street

Kaufman, TX 75142

Applications are available on the Kaufman County website or at the Kaufman County Human Resources Office.  Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and a pre-employment drug test.