Kaufman County District Attorney – Texas

Criminal Investigator

Closes: When filled

Provides investigative support to the criminal and civil staff attorneys of the Criminal District
Attorney’s Office. Assignments may include the investigation of any crime or incident
prosecutable under criminal or civil law. The preferred candidate will have extensive experience
in child abuse investigations.
• Conducts in-depth criminal investigations of crimes under the laws of the State of Texas.
• Assists attorneys in case preparation from inception through appeal while maintaining
attorney/client confidentiality and operating within the laws and rules applicable to
criminal and civil practice.
• Works collaboratively with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the
preparation and prosecution of criminal and civil cases.
• Secures, reviews, and analyzes various types of financial and business-related records to
establish criminal schemes and trace stolen funds.
• Successfully manages an investigative caseload. Offense type will vary depending on
specific assignment.
• Assists attorneys with reviewing examinations of computers and other digital media.
• Acts as a liaison with law enforcement agencies, businesses, and financial institutions.
• Performs research in public records including title research in condemnation cases and
researches other government documents.
• Locates and interviews witnesses, secures witness statements and serves subpoenas.
• Secures intelligence data and conducts extensive background investigations.
• Performs surveillance and provides detailed documentation.
• Prepares and executes search and arrest warrants associated with the investigation of
criminal and civil actions.

Works directly with attorneys in preparing cases for trial including the evaluation of cases
for completeness, identifying needed follow-up, securing evidence and establishing
proper chain of custody.

• Transport trial witnesses as necessary, conduct onsite examinations of crime scenes, and
assist with the preparation of trial exhibits.
• Secures, examines, and evaluates evidentiary records for suspected violations of state
and federal laws.
• Conducts examinations of computers and other digital media using various software
programs and tools along with training and experience to secure, recover, analyze, and
interpret digital evidence, especially if designated a forensic investigator.
• Performs other job-related duties within the Investigative Division as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
• Associates Degree from an accredited institution,
• Five (5) years or more of direct law enforcement investigative experience required – not
including patrol.
• Degree requirement may be waived based upon years of experience.
• Basic Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) peace officer certification
• Current Advanced or Master level certification from TCOLE preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Good verbal and written communication
• Able to work efficiently and effectively in high-pressure situations
• Possess analytical ability, diplomatic and tactful, and uses good judgment and common
• Possess proficient verbal and written skills to effectively communicate information to
attorneys, law enforcement agencies, witnesses, and citizens
• Carry firearm with legal authority and have knowledge/understanding of circumstances
that would apply to its proper use
• Responsible for working in a cooperative manner with attorneys and support staff
• Must be computer literate
• Must pass drug screening
• If required, must be able to pass a psychological screen