Criminal Investigator


The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department has an opening for a Criminal Investigator. This position will be under the direct supervision of the Environmental Enforcement Director.


Conducts criminal and civil investigations of State of Texas environmental law violations in Ector County. This is accomplished by issuing citations, making arrests, and issuing warrants for offenders. Provides public education in solid waste disposal to citizens and organizations within Ector County and performs other duties as assigned. Work is performed in a standard office environment, in the field on patrol; may be exposed to physical attacks, animal attacks, hazardous chemicals, infectious and communicable diseases; required to physically restrain persons; walk long distances in rough terrain; and must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet unit standards.


High School graduation or equivalent, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer certification preferred, but not required. Ability to maintain records; use of word processing programs; legible handwriting; must have the ability to analyze and interpret data; prioritize and schedule work to meet deadlines; communicate effectively verbally and in writing and be able to work independently. Must be highly motivated, self-disciplined, work under minimum supervision, and establish and maintain effective working relations with Federal, State and County employees and with the public.


Non-Certified: $ 17.68/hr to $19.90/hr DOE Certified: $23.65/hr to $26.60/hr DOE With excellent benefits; Primary work schedule: Monday-Thursday 10-hour shifts, on call 24-7, Investigator assigned a take home vehicle, yearly phone allowance, agency issued handgun, uniforms and various equipment required to perform job.


Until sufficient applications have been submitted for consideration. Please apply in Human Resources Department at the Ector County Annex Building 1010 E. 8th Street, Room 126, Odessa, Texas. Ector County does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and disability in employment or the provision of services.


Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Passing a pre-employment urinalysis drug screen is required.