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Employment Opportunities

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Investigator-Major Case Unit

The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office (DKDA) is currently accepting resumes for an Investigator to work in its Major Case Unit. The Major Case Unit is responsible for investigating and prosecuting homicides, complex gang cases and complex armed robbery cases in the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

The Major Case Unit Investigator reviews complex investigative files within a specialty unit consisting of prosecuting attorneys, investigators and support staff. The investigator gathers and analyzes facts and evidence to provide the attorneys the information they need to make sound, just decisions on cases. The investigator must have a complete understanding of what is required in a Prosecutor’s case file. These files include all relevant law enforcement investigation information to date and require a comprehensive review of all information, the defendant’s criminal history and following up on investigative leads which, in many instances, translate into identifying new suspects and witnesses. The investigator must identify, preserve, and provide time sensitive evidence, which may include video or text message evidence as examples. The case files are often reviewed within 2 weeks of an arrest to prepare for bond hearings and other proceedings. The investigator must have above average literacy examining phone records, digital (cellphone, tablet, computer) extraction records, medical records, social media analysis, jail call analysis and other complex evidence. The investigator may have to work weekends or holidays. Much of an investigators work is the locating, interviewing, and subpoenaing of witnesses. Investigators must be proficient with research on individuals and comfortable to complete field work. Investigators often testify in Grand Jury and other court proceedings.

Preferred Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field required; five (5) years of experience in criminal justice or criminal investigation; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Knowledge/ Skills/Abilities:
The ideal candidate must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; must possess and maintain Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) certification; possesses a minimum of five (5) years of investigative experience. Must be able to multitask and work under occasionally stressful time constraints.

Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check and physical/drug screen.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by March 2, 2021, to the attention of Lynell Freligh, Deputy Chief Investigator at: lafreligh@dekalbcountyga.gov.

Salary Range: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Opening Date: 02/22/2021
Application Closing Date: 03/02/2021