Department of Law - Prosecutions - Criminal Investigator

Criminal Investigator -  Current opportunity for Albany/ South Ga area

Division: Prosecution Division

Annual Salary Range: (commensurate w/ experience):  Minimum $65,000.00


*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL applicants are required to:

  • Attach a current Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Attach "Department of Law Employment Application" (click link to obtain:
  • Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts
  • If the file is too large to attach please email the document(s) to [email protected] to include the position title - application material(s) in the subject line.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:


Under general supervision, screens and investigates allegations of criminal wrongdoing that are within the jurisdiction of the agency; makes arrests, obtains and serves search warrants, and prepares cases for prosecution.   

Maintains and applies professional knowledge of current trends and developments related to work assignment.


Responds to assignments and requests for assistance by reviewing documentation, conducting interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects, and gathering intelligence information.


Obtains and executes search and arrest warrants.


Follows appropriate laws, guidelines, and policies in maintaining the chain of custody of evidence.


Collects, reviews, and evaluates physical and electronic evidence.


Assists in identifying potential assets subject to seizure and may conduct asset seizures.


Assists the appropriate entities and parties in submitting, organizing, analyzing, and processing items of evidence and other documentation for investigation and prosecutorial purposes.


Demonstrates knowledge of computer software in creating databases, spreadsheets, graphs, presentations and all other computer skills necessary to conduct criminal investigations.


Prepares thorough and accurate case reports for all investigative activities in a timely manner, including: reports documenting interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects and reports documenting the execution of search warrants and the seizure of evidence.


Presents accurate courtroom testimony utilizing proper courtroom demeanor and assists prosecutors in coordinating pre-trial activities.


Locates victims and witnesses for trial preparation and trial.


Maintains assigned equipment based on Department policy and standards.


Participates in seminars and professional meetings, including law enforcement intelligence meetings, when available and approved in advance.


Maintains professional knowledge by reading up-to-date articles, books, and periodicals as well as attending available subject matter trainings.


Interacts with all levels of state and local government in a way that promotes respect, encourages cooperation, and contributes to excellent performance.


Maintains relationships and liaisons with other agencies, departments, and the public according to Division requirements.


Maintains P.O.S.T. Certification and a valid driver’s license; completes mandatory in-service training required each year; and fulfills firearms qualification as required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title.  They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 years of criminal investigation experience
  • P.O.S.T. certification


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Criminal justice or other job related degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Experience conducting gang related investigations to include interviews, surveillance and documentation
  • Exposure to and experience with RICO investigations and/or Title III work
  • Experience with social media and digital evidence based investigations
  • GGIA or other Gang investigations related certification