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Investigator - G120 - District Attorney's Office (Temporary Full-Time)

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepares case files for prosecution.
  • Attends preliminary hearings on all felony cases.
  • Obtains police reports and transcripts; obtains investigators' observations; obtains crime lab reports, photos, and evidence; runs criminal background checks; obtains medical records.
  • Prepares discovery information for defense counsel.
  • Interviews victims and witnesses.
  • Prepares for motion hearings.
  • Transports evidence to crime labs.
  • Testifies before the Grand Jury.
  • Prepares cases for trial; verifies that subpoenas have been served to all witnesses; obtains all evidence needed for the case while observing chain of custody procedures; interviews and reviews the case file with witnesses; obtains certified court records; makes documents for court presentation including maps or photos.
  • Oversees the maintenance of an assigned vehicle.
  • Assists in the administration of department files.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Evidence and of the Georgia Criminal Code. 
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures of criminal investigation. 
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. 
  • Skill in criminal investigation procedures. 
  • Skill in the use of assigned firearms. 
  • Skill in negotiation and persuasion. 
  • Skill in using basic office equipment and computerized research resources. 
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations. 
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee must occasionally lift light objects.

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

The work is typically performed in an office.