Investigator II

Position Type: Full Time


Minimum In Hire: $76,272.60 Annually

Maximum In Hire: $82,243.20 Annually

*Salary based upon experience*

Department: Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

Brief Description

Provides support and expertise to the Assistant District Attorney in investigating moderate to complex level cases and cases requiring special skills. May train and or supervise staff.

Detailed Description

Assists the Assistant District Attorney in gathering pertinent data, identifying significant factors and recognizing solutions for moderate to complex or specialized cases. Locates and develops evidence to assist in plea negotiations. Works independently in planning and organizing work as part of a trial or section and in preparing cases for disposition. Assists in reconstructing events, sequences, and time elements in preparation of criminal cases. Locates, interviews, and notifies witnesses of trial dates by means of serving subpoenas, summons, and writs, and/or making arrests and coordinates transportation and lodging of trial witnesses, and checks background of witnesses that may be used during trial. Collects and prepares physical evidence for trial and reviews various reports such as medical autopsy and forensic reports as part of the investigative process. Assists the Assistant District Attorney during the jury selection and trial phases. Trains Level I investigators and/or Legal Assistants; and acts as lead when more than one Investigator is required Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Must have passed a general educational development (GED) or hold a high school diploma. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a job related field of study. Two (2) years peace officer experience, OR Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate from TCOLE and no experience. Must be a Certified Peace Officer and proficient in the use of a firearm. Knowledgeable of investigative techniques and ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with a diverse group of individuals. Skilled at applying interviewing techniques while assisting the prosecutors in adverse or hostile conditions. Must pass criminal background investigation. This position may require successful completion of a polygraph exam, psychological exam, physical exam and extensive background investigation and is subject to random, unannounced drug/alcohol testing. Standard office environment 50% of the time with the remainder of time spent in a typical law enforcement street environment. Disclaimer: This is an “At Will” position with no civil service or other appellate rights. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Additional Details

An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered positions with Dallas County. A criminal history will not automatically disqualify an applicant unless applicable law requires such action. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply.

For information on additional duties, responsibilities and application submittal please contact:

Sr. Sgt. Lonnie Cole #510

Dallas Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Frank Crowley Courts Building, 11th Floor

133 North Riverfront Blvd., LB 19

Dallas, Texas 75207-4399

Office Phone: 214-653-3887

Email:[email protected]