Criminal Investigator – BPU

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

JOB SUMMARY:

The 63rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office has an opening for a BPU Criminal Investigator for Val Verde, Kinney, and Terrell Counties to assist the border crimes prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of 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 criminal cases.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the District Attorney.
  • Must be able to travel within the 63rd Judicial District and BPU region.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid TCOLE Basic Certificate.
  • Minimum 5 years of sworn criminal investigation experience in one or more LEOs (OR a combination of training, education, and experience that are equivalent to the above standard and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
  • Substantive and Procedural knowledge of pertinent areas of law:  Texas CCP, Penal Code, Transportation Code.
  • Ability to write with proper English construction and ability to receive analyze complicated facts and information.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Understanding, teaching, and assisting improvement of law enforcement investigation techniques and procedures.
  • Understanding, teaching, and assisting improvement of law enforcement interview techniques and procedures.
  • Understanding, teaching, and assisting improvement of law enforcement search and arrest warrant preparation techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience in use and care of firearms.
  • Time management and teamwork attitude.
  • Understanding and communication of leadership skills and habits.

SALARY AND HOURS OF WORK:

  • Generally 8 to 5 but trial work and travel sometimes require adjusted hours.
  • Salary is $50,000.
  • This position is a two year term position which started October of 2021, funded through September of 2023 by a grant through the Office of the Governor’s Homeland Security Grant Division.
  • All employees are employed at will, including this position.
  • Position receives county benefits, including insurance, retirement benefits, and paid leave.

CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled

  • Submit your resume and TCOLE certification documentation to:

District Attorney’s Office

Job Application, Attn:  Cindy Constancio

P.O. Box 1405

Del Rio, Texas  78841-1405

Also, submit a county application through the HR department at Val Verde County from [email protected] where you will be directed to use the Texas Workforce Commission website.  Call (830)774-7543 for instructions.