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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: District Attorney
Job Title: Criminal Investigator
Salary: $45000.00 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Conduct complex criminal investigations as required by the District Attorney. Maintain security for the Office of the District Attorney, in accordance with established policies and procedures of the Office of the District Attorney. Prevent and/or detect crime and enforce criminal laws of the state.

This position requires the carrying of a firearm and is granted statutory powers for arrest.


Esssential Job Functions:

  • Provide investigative support, technical training and guidance to attorney staff, investigators and support staff as required by the Office of the District Attorney.
  • Provide and maintain security for the Office of the District Attorney.
  • Assist in investigations with other law enforcement agencies and organizations.
  • Prepare confidential reports for use as work product in the evaluation and prosecution of criminal cases by the Office of the District Attorney.
  • Testify in Court.
  • Demonstrate responsive, high quality service to the Office of the District Attorney, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public by providing accurate, complete and up to date information in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.
  • Review and monitor reports prepared for use in the evaluation and prosecution of criminal cases.
  • Maintain logs, records, and files in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.
  • Maintain and secure evidence as required.
  • Assemble and organize data and prepare oral or written reports from such records as may be required.
  • Perform other related work as required or upon request.
  • Serve subpoenas and transport victims/witnesses, upon request, to and from courthouse for trial and pre-trial proceedings.
  • Compile and maintain in-depth departmental statistical data as required.
  • Respond to major crime scenes including use of deadly force by officers, in custody deaths, traffic fatalities and homicides as requested by the District Attorney or Chief of Investigations.



Knowledge of:

  • Techniques, principles and methods used in criminal investigations and the ability to apply them to specific work situations.
  • Kansas Criminal Code, Evidence Code, Traffic Code, legal terminology and court procedures and other municipal, state and federal laws that may apply to criminal investigations.
  • Laws of arrest search and seizure, rules of interrogation, and the rights of citizens.
  • Use and care of firearms.
  • Forensic and laboratory procedures incident to the investigation of crime.
  • Law enforcement/criminal justice and other automated information systems used in criminal investigation activities.
  • Ability to testify in court in by clear and effective communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with associates, other law enforcement officials, agencies and the public.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Compliance with the policies and procedures of the Office of the District Attorney.
  • Ability to compile and maintain accurate and complex notes and records; assemble and organize data, and prepare both oral and written reports from such records.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures of the Office of the District Attorney.
  • Ability to learn and apply rules of evidence to collect, preserve, and use evidence.


Job Standards:

Educational Requirements/Years of Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice or related field and specialized training in law enforcement or investigation with at least two (2) years experience;


Minimum five (5) years’ experience in law enforcement or investigative work or any equivalent training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications:  Qualified Kansas Law Enforcement Certification - CPOST, for a police or law enforcement officer, as defined by K.S.A. 74-5602,  Maintain an active Law Enforcement Certificate, including annual firearms qualification.  Appointment by the Sheriff of Sedgwick County as a Special Deputy pursuant to K.S.A. 19-805a, K.S.A. 19-805b and K.S.A. 19-827.  Valid Kansas Driver’s License that is not suspended, restricted or revoked.  All licenses, appointments and certifications as specified herein are required to be obtained within 30 days and maintained throughout the course of employment.  CONDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT OFFERS ARE BASED ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ANY PRE-APPOINTMENT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, FINANCIAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND DRUG TESTING AS REQUIRED.



Computer, county car, law enforcement software programs, firearms


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  Based in the courthouse, but also in the community 25% of the time or more as needed.

Salary Range:  $45,000 - $50,000 annually

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.




Vacancy Number: 20004255

Open Date: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 11/10/2018 11:59:59 PM