Investigator for Leon County District Attorney’s Office
Under general supervision, performs investigations in criminal cases brought before the District Attorney’s office; and perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conducts case investigations which include locating and interviewing victims, witnesses, defendants, law enforcement representatives, landowners, agents, and other persons as needed.
- Conducts surveillance and undercover work; takes pictures and videos, as appropriate; collects statements from appropriate parties.
- Collects, analyzes, and prepares evidence in accordance with departmental procedures, accesses criminal history records, public and business records, and other pertinent information.
- Contacts laboratory analysts, medical examiners, physicians, judicial representatives, and law enforcement officials in the investigation of assigned cases.
- Prepares and executes search and arrest warrants, entry of premises, and personal service in accordance with directives and department procedures; prepares and serves subpoenas.
- Completes comprehensive reports for each assigned investigation, ensuring that pertinent facts and findings are properly documented.
- Prepares witnesses for testimony in court trials.
- Testifies at Grand Jury and courtroom trials as appropriate to the assignment.
- Works closely with county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and others to share and transfer information and to assist in clearing cases.
- Attends meetings and training sessions; performs other duties, as assigned.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
- Knowledge of investigation and interrogation/interviewing techniques and practices; knowledge of crime scene search techniques and proper evidence handling; knowledge of applicable codes and statutes; knowledge of the use and care of vehicles, firearms, computers, and other specialized equipment used in investigations work.
- Ability to conduct thorough investigations, properly maintain records, and prepare comprehensive reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with attorneys, judicial officials, County employees, and others contacted in the course of work; ability to complete mandated TCOLE training and firearms qualification requirements; ability to administer basic first aid.
- Skill in the operation of a vehicle, investigative equipment and cameras, and computers; skill in oral/written communication and interpersonal relations.
- Preference will be given to applicants who have previously been certified as fingerprint identification experts.
Physical Requirements and Work Setting:
Works in a variety of settings, both in and outdoors; subject to extreme weather temperatures and inclement weather conditions; regular periods of sitting, walking, standing, bending, and reaching; occasional lifting up to 45 lbs; visual acuity, hearing ability, and manual dexterity required.
Education and/or Experience Required:
Graduation from an accredited police academy and at least two years of experience in law enforcement or investigations work.
Certificates and Licenses:
License as a Peace Officer from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Negotiable according to experience.
Benefits include: 100% county paid employee medical and available dental and eye insurance, TCDRS retirement, and paid vacation/sick time.
Applicants may apply by mailing an application and resume by email to [email protected] or to:
Leon County District Attorney
P.O. Box 1010
Centerville, TX 75833
Applications may be obtained at https://www.co.leon.tx.us/page/leon.Jobs.Openings