Job Title: Investigator

Job Announcement Number: DA 23-0001

Department: District Attorney’s Office

Salary: Dependent on experience

Position Type: Full Time

Additional Position Information: Texas Gov’t Code Section 41.109 – The Investigator reports directly to the Criminal District Attorney and has the same authority as the Sheriff of the County.

Summary Statement of Work Performed: The Investigator is responsible for collecting all relevant facts related to cases filed and to provide investigative services for prosecutors in the Cass County Criminal District Attorney’s Office including interviewing witnesses/victims, taking statements, assisting with scheduling witnesses for trial, and preparing and serving subpoenas. Additional duties of the job include, but are not limited to: working closely with the elected Criminal District Attorney and ADAs in reviewing and preparing cases for Grand Jury and trial, maintaining a close working relationship with local law enforcement agencies and assisting in investigations as requested, conducting follow-up interviews on witnesses if necessary, locating witnesses and serving subpoenas, providing security for victims, witnesses, and prosecutors at criminal proceedings, requesting judgments on prior convictions, conducting criminal background checks on trial witnesses, assisting prosecutors during jury selection, and testifying in Grand Jury proceedings and trial proceedings.

Education: At least five (5) years prior law enforcement experience, with a working knowledge of Texas laws and their applications, the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and the legal system in general; Must be Texas Certified Peace Officer
Personal Job-Related Skills: Spelling and grammar important, computer skills and word processing helpful. Clear criminal history required. Must be proficient in use of firearm.
Licensure, Registry or Certification: Texas Driver’s License with acceptable driving record, TCOLE – Advanced Certificate

  1. Prior Work Experience: Must have at least five (5) years prior law enforcement experience
  2. Technical Training: Computer skills, computer training, and experience recommended. Basic fingerprints – identification and comparison preferred (if not, certification must be obtained within one year)
    Physical and Mental Requirements: Must be well-organized, detail-oriented individual with the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure with flexibility and competence. This person must also be able to interact with coworkers, county offices, law enforcement, and the general public in a professional and friendly manner. Must have good oral and written communication skills with strong ability to use computer and basic office support software programs with proficient typing and data entry skills.
  3. Not all applicants will be interviewed.

An official Cass County Application along with Resume must be received by:
Cass County Criminal District Attorney, Courtney Shelton
Cass County Law Enforcement and Justice Center
604 Highway 8 N,
Linden, TX 75563
[email protected]

How to make an application

For An Application Contact:
Cass County Treasurer
PO Box 152- Linden, TX 75563
2nd Floor, Cass County Law Enforcement and
Justice Center or
Go to; County Offices; Treasurer
to print out an application from the County website.

Resumes without an application form
will not be accepted

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request
to individuals with disabilities.