Criminal Investigator

JOB TITLE:  Criminal Investigator – Border Prosecution Unit (Texas Peace Officer)


The 49th Judicial District Attorney Office has an opening for a Border Prosecution Unit Criminal Investigator for Webb and Zapata Counties to assist the border crimes prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes with a nexus to the Texas-Mexico border.

PRIMARY DUTIES:_ ______________________________________

  • Performs pre-trial investigations and assists other investigators and prosecuting attorneys in the evaluation and preparation of cases for prosecution including conducting interviews, obtaining statements, documents and related evidence for use in court.
  • Examines court, police, public and governmental records needed for investigation; assists prosecuting attorneys in the preparation of evidence for trial by taking photographs, preparing diagrams, charts and other visual aids.
  • Prepares and serves subpoenas, prepares and executes arrests and search warrants; assists in locating and making arrangements for the appearance of witnesses to present evidence.
  • Testifies in court concerning evidence gathered in pre-trial investigations.
  • Acts as a liaison and coordinates investigative activities with law enforcement officers from various agencies.
  • May participate in meetings with community groups and other organizations relative to law enforcement functions and activities.
  • Conducts investigations of a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the District Attorney.
  • Must be able to travel within the 49th Judicial District and BPU region.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:_____________________________

  • Possession of a valid TCOLE Basic Certificate;  
  • Zero to Five years of sworn criminal investigation experience in a law enforcement agency; or,
  • a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
  • the substantive and procedural laws of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the Texas Penal Code and pertinent laws;
  • Investigation techniques and procedures;
  • Interviewing techniques and procedures;
  • Search and arrest warrant preparation and service procedures;
  • the use and care of firearms;
  • Proper English construction and language usage.

SALARY:_          __________________________________________

$52,500 – This position is funded by a grant through the Office of the Governor’s Homeland Security Grant Division. 

All employees are employed “at will”

Webb County District Attorney’s office is a member of TCDRS Retirement System.

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

Submit your resume to:

Webb County District Attorney’s Office

1110 Victoria, Suite 401

Laredo, Texas 78040

Fax:  956-523-5919

Email: [email protected]