Investigator for Leon County District Attorney’s Office

Centerville, Texas

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