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Investigator

Posted: 09/10/2021

The St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is seeking law enforcement officers with a desire to continue their career in the justice system. St. Francois County is the largest county in the 24th Judicial Circuit, a rural but surprisingly busy circuit. We serve a county of approximately 70,000 citizens and work with over a dozen different law enforcement agencies of varying sizes.

As such, a continual need exists for our office to coordinate with police agencies in the county to piece together the best criminal cases to present in court. An Investigator is the necessary bridge and liaison between prosecutors and law enforcement in the county.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Serve as a liaison for SFC law enforcement officers
  • Review incoming referrals/reports from law enforcement to:
    • Identify appropriate charges
    • Identify potential follow up necessary for charges
    • Coordinate with law enforcement on supplementary investigation(s)
    • Obtain investigative subpoenas for various records
    • Make initial determinations on case suitability for prosecution
  • Assist law enforcement in investigations into a variety of cases
  • Coordinate with law enforcement in requests for follow-up investigation, evidence requests, or other needs on a case by case basis.
  • Obtain criminal history inquiries in MULES on defendants
  • Obtain 911 calls or records as necessary.
  • Locate, contact, and/or serve witnesses and victims with subpoenas
  • Writing and serving/executing search warrants
  • Testify in court
  • Transport witnesses and victims to court proceedings as needed
  • Prepare memos, reports, and other narratives as necessary for case files and reports
  • Assist attorneys with emergent requests for trial needs, including obtaining evidence from law enforcement, interviewing witnesses endorsed by defense counsel, and attending trials as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS
3 years of law enforcement experience is preferred. Extensive knowledge of the legal process and investigations into criminal matters is necessary. Candidates should possess a valid driver’s license with no more than 2 traffic citations in the past 3 years. Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as needs dictate. Criminal Inquiry level of MULES certification is necessary - training will be provided if the candidate does not possess it. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to balance a large caseload.
 
St. Francois County offers a competitive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health insurance, immediate accrual of vacation time, generous sick leave, 15 paid holidays, and more. The salary is competitive, starting at $18.50 per hour, but will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience, training, and skills.
 
Interested applicants should submit resumes to prosecutor@sfcgov.org.

St. Francois County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type of Employment: Full Time Postion

Required Experience: 3 Years

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