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Investigator - District Attorney

at Denton County

Pay: $52768 to $61210.9/year
$52768 - $61210.9
Posted: 8/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2527255
Categories: Legal
Keywords: law, law enforcement

Job Description

Overall Job Objective



The Investigator performs investigative law enforcement work for a department of assignment. Work involves investigating crimes and complaints, securing evidence, and apprehending and preparing prosecution of criminal offenders. Employee is responsible for investigating various misdemeanor and felony offenses such as robbery, assault, larceny, homicide, arson, fraud, forgery, rape, and crimes against children. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of investigative and general law enforcement work.

Examples of Duties

Performs a variety of investigative work; collecting evidence, conducting interviews and following up on leads.

Maintains investigative files.

Attends court and presents evidence and testimony as necessary.

Regular and punctual attendance is required.

Reviews misdemeanor cases, making sure all the elements are met and the information is made available to the prosecutors; provides input to prosecuting attorneys regarding merits, strengths, and weaknesses of criminal cases.

Prepares witnesses, law enforcement and civilian, for testimony; ensuring that all are aware of proper testimony procedures.

Assists in specialized investigations as directed.

Conducts oral and written interviews of suspects, complainants, prisoners, and other witnesses; interviews witnesses and reporting police officers regarding involvement in criminal cases prior to trial.

Testifies in criminal cases before juries and judges.

Obtains and serves search and arrest warrants, and performs searches; assists in making arrests.

Maintains communication with informers and surveillance over known agitators and other suspected law violators, and prepares reports for law enforcement agencies of known or suspected criminal activity, as appropriate.

Review felony intoxication cases; makes recommendations into actions to be taken; maintains files as necessary.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a U.S. citizen.

Certification as a Peace Officer in the State of Texas required. Depending on area of assignment, other certifications and licenses may be required.

Possession of a valid driver's license.  Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver's license within 90 days.

Must be able to pass a State Criminal History background check.

High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of three years of criminal investigations experience; or an equivalent combination of criminal investigations experience, education and related experience.

Associate's Degree and Master Peace Officer certification preferred.

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