Investigator for Sheriff's Department

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Job Description: Conducts primarily lengthy complex criminal investigations, i.e. homicide, arson, serious assaults, child abuse, and other felonies. Investigations include; interviews of suspects, witnesses, and victims. Searches for evidence of criminal acts. Writes comprehensive and detailed reports of findings and actions. Effects physical arrests and attends required training when necessary. Analyze and corroborate legal and agency documents and records in support of criminal investigations pertaining to complex crime activities. Writes affidavits, warrants, case filing and subpoena for presentation to district attorneys, grand juries, and trial courts. Gives testimony in court and makes recommendations regarding prosecution to district attorneys relating to complex criminal investigations. Collects, analyzes and disseminates criminal intelligence pertaining to know and suspected offenders by gathering information from various sources. Serves as a resource person for other law enforcement personnel in the solution of criminal investigative matters. Establishes and maintains effective lines of communication with other law enforcement personnel, criminal justice system personnel, and command officers. Assist in background investigations and internal investigations as assigned. 

Must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be Colorado Post Certified and be a credible witness in court. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required upon offer of employment. Must pass all testing and screening requirements at the time of application. HS diploma or equivalent required, associate’s degree or 2 years relevant law enforcement experience preferred. Specialized criminal investigative training is a plus.  $41,000-$43,000 DOE, full time, full benefits. Click here to access the Alamosa County Employee Benefit Guide.       

Alamosa County Application form required. Applications may be picked up at the County Human Resource Office 8900-A Independence Way or Download Application here. Inquiries may be directed to (719) 587-5314.

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Posted On: 8/12/2020
Closing On: Until filled
Department: Sheriff's Department
Location: 1315 17th Street, Alamosa, CO