Overview

Position Title:Investigator

Company:City Of Bexar County Tx

Location:San Antonio, TX

Job Description:

Under direction of the Chief Public Defender and in support of the Public Defender’s Office provision of legal representation to indigent individuals; locates, interviews and transport witnesses; obtains and serves legal documents; provides security for witnesses and Assistant Public Defenders during trials

Responsibilities:

 

  • Assists the Public Defender’s Office during misdemeanor or felony criminal case investigation, appeal or trial
  • Reviews misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, conducts criminal history inquires on clients, complainants, witnesses and completes additional investigative requests submitted by the assigned Assistant Public Defender
  • Locates complainants, witnesses, and defendants in order to interview, take statements, or serve with grand jury or trial subpoena
  • Serves subpoenas for employment, medical, financial and educations records and other documentation during case investigation, intake, appeal or trial
  • Transports clients and witnesses to and from court appearances
  • Provides security for Assistant Public Defenders, staff, clients, and witnesses while in trial during regular working hours
  • May testify in court pertaining to his or her investigative activities and findings
  • Maintains logs of daily and monthly investigation activity
  • Prepares case reports and statistical data
  • May coordinate investigations with Federal, State, County, and City Law Enforcement Agencies when assigned or assist when requested
  • Confers with forensic evidence, pathology medicine, serology, fingerprint and ballistic experts and prepares reports of findings
  • Performs related duties as required

Requirements:

  • raduation from High School or a General Education Development (GED) certificate supplemented by college coursework or vocational training in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or a closely related field, and three (3) years law enforcement experience with two (2) years criminal investigation experience; or an equivalent of education and experience
  • Knowledge of criminal investigation procedures; knowledge of Texas Penal Code; knowledge of case management; knowledge of courtroom procedures
  • Skill in ascertaining factual information from conflicting or purposely inaccurate data
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of individuals utilizing tact and diplomacy; ability to operate two-way radio, cellular telephone, handgun, handcuffs, and diagram enlarger; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, law enforcement officers and agencies and the general public
  • Must have a valid Texas driver’s license, motor vehicle liability insurance, personal injury insurance and a personal vehicle
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation
  • Must clear a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test
  • Required to be on call 24 hours a day
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek