Clayton County Solicitor-General’s Office
The Office of the Solicitor-General in the Clayton Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Investigator. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:
Conducts thorough and impartial investigations to gather evidence used in the apprehension, indictment, prosecution and conviction of law violators works with other law enforcement agencies during investigations; locating & subpoenaing victims/witnesses, completing cases as appropriate; and participating in high risk assignments, including raids, arrests and undercover work.
Minimum Qualifications: must be a citizen of the United States; have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent and not have been convicted by an state or by federal government of any crime. Must be a current P.O.S.T. certified Georgia Peace Officer or within (12) months of initial employment or appointment as a peace officer, satisfactorily complete the basic course as established in accordance with the rules of the GA P.O.S.T. Council (an extension not to exceed three (3) months may be granted by the GA P.O.S.T. Council for good cause). Applicants must also demonstrate efficiency with a firearm and possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Applicants must complete an application via the Clayton County Website.
- Provides criminal investigative support of case-files; prepares witness lists for trial; prepares reports and case summaries; prepares affidavits for subpoena; prepares and presents photographic line-ups; obtains certified copies of criminal convictions on defendants.
- Reviews law enforcement officers’ investigative reports; reviews victim and witness statements; participates in preliminary negotiations with defendants and defense attorneys.
- Interviews victims, witnesses, and law enforcement officers; contacts businesses to obtain evidence. Advises prosecutors on appropriate and available investigative techniques and procedures.
- Conducts computer searches for suspects, defendants, and witnesses using automated criminal history databases, and other technology.
- Transports evidence for court proceedings; transports witnesses to and from court proceedings; transports victims to hospital for evidence gathering.
- Testifies in court proceedings; provides counsel to victims and witnesses regarding courtroom procedures and demeanor during their testimony.
- Consults and meets with state crime lab personnel to evaluate test findings and results. Assists in duty phone calls and walk-ins.
- Performs public relations tasks; represents the solicitor General’s Office at meetings or other official functions.
- Conducts special and internal investigations at the direction of the Solicitor General; conducts, participates, and advises in wiretaps, secretive and sensitive investigations, and undercover operations.
- Attends monthly investigators’ meetings. Establishes and maintains an effective case file system to manage ongoing criminal investigations.
Performs other related duties as required.
All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.
The Clayton Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.