Investigator

Job Title:          Investigator

Department:   District Attorney’s Office

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt 

Positions Supervised: None

JOB SUMMARY:  Assist with the prosecution and preparation of felony cases within Erath County.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

            ♦  Review, evaluate and investigate cases presented for prosecution.

            ♦  Prepare complaints and warrants on criminal charges.

            ♦  Assist local, state and federal agencies and officers in investigation of offenses.

            ♦  Assist in District courtroom and Courthouse annex security.

            ♦  Investigate special cases as directed by the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney.

            ♦  Respond to unattended deaths and major crime scene investigations.

            ♦  Presentation of cases to Grand Jury and Petit Jury.

♦  Agency administrator for the District Attorney’s office for TCLEOSE.

Other requirements include duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and skill required of the job.             

This position includes the use of the District Attorney’s office vehicle for the investigator to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The office vehicle may be driven to and from the investigator’s home to be used only for law enforcement purposes.

Criminal background check, psychological test, physical and drug test required.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS:

            ♦  High school graduate or equivalent, with college hours preferred in related field.

            ♦  Prior years experience in criminal investigation.

♦  Prior years experience in law enforcement.

♦  Licensed peace officer by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

♦  Courtroom testimony experience in felony cases.

♦  Valid Texas driver’s license.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

♦  Basic computer and typing skills.      

♦  Proficient in both oral and written communications.

♦  Must be dependable, detail oriented and confidential with cases.

            ♦  Ability to efficiently operate office equipment.

♦  Ability to associate with all County departments in a professional manner.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Must be willing to be flexible with schedule and work extra hours, when needed.  Most work is performed indoors. May risk physical hazard from angry, unstable, violent and highly volatile prisoners and citizens and from weapons.  There may be exposure to communicable diseases and body fluids.   Travel is necessary for required schools and job related duties.  This position hascontinual exposure to the computer monitor. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Generally, this position requires light lifting, usually less than 10 lbs but can be up to 25 lbs occasionally.  Investigator must be able to physically operate office equipment.   This position requires active involvement in crime investigations and physical activity necessary to effectuate this purpose, including, but not limited to physical restraint and arrest of suspects of crime.

Any interested person can simply e-mail me at [email protected].