District Attorney Investigator Job Description

A district attorney investigator (DAI) is an officer of law enforcement who investigates crimes.

DA investigators are tasked with interviewing witnesses and suspects, conducting investigations, preparing cases for prosecution, and presenting cases to a grand jury.

DA investigators are hired by district attorneys, who are the prosecutors in each county or state.

DA investigators work for the district attorney's office full-time, but are also on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be dispatched to crime scenes.

DA investigators may work for the local or state police, or for state police and district attorneys who work in joint agencies.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a District Attorney Investigator who is passionate about justice and wants to make a difference in the community. The ideal candidate will have experience in law enforcement or investigations, and be able to think outside the box to solve complex cases. If you are a self-starter with a strong work ethic, we want you on our team!

District Attorney Investigator Duties:

  • Direct the day to day operations of the District Attorney's Investigation Division, including planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating assigned functions and activities
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures that support the division's mission and goals
  • Review and analyze data to identify trends, patterns, and weaknesses in criminal activities
  • Communicate regularly with other law enforcement entities and the District Attorney's investigation offices to coordinate investigative efforts
  • Evaluate and recommend corrective measures and policies
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state laws and codes
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the county and local community
  • Demonstrate knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures
  • Develop and maintain administrative reporting systems
  • Oversee and direct personnel and provide for employee development, training, and evaluation
  • Make presentations to elected officials, community groups, and civic organizations
  • Serve as liaison with the management and staff of sister agencies

District Attorney Investigator Responsibilities:

  • Investigate and prosecute criminal and civil cases, and testify in court proceedings
  • Partner and communicate effectively with patrol officers, crime analysts, and paralegals
  • Complete field investigations to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and determine probable cause
  • Prepare legal memoranda and submit briefs to prosecutors
  • Communicate with judges and clerks of the courts
  • Attend court proceedings and depositions

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in law enforcement or related field
  • 2+ years experience in law enforcement
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, AutoCAD, Visio, Casper, and other computer-aided applications
  • Knowledge and experience with legal document management and data manipulation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

At [Company Name], we believe that a diverse and inclusive team is key to success. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, races, religions, nationalities, genders and expressions, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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