STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group C04

Class No. 9996

SERGEANT, TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs investigative law enforcement work.  Work involves assisting with prosecution assistance and crime prevention, and conducting criminal investigations of violations of various state and federal statutes.  May train, lead, and/or prioritize the work of others.  Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Conducts undercover investigations and surveillance operations.

Conducts background and personal history investigations, reviews records, and verifies information.

Documents the investigative process by preparing records and reports.

Evaluates and summarizes legal aspects of investigations, recommending action as appropriate.

Identifies, gathers, and examines evidence, including complex records of individuals, associates, and corporations.

Locates, contacts, and interviews potential witnesses and suspects.

Obtains and prepares affidavits, statements, and confessions.

Participates in raids, searches, manhunts, and other operations; and makes arrests.

Participates in executing court orders, warrants, and subpoenas.

Testifies as a witness in trials or formal hearings, and provides trial assistance to lead attorney as requested.

May train, lead, and/or prioritize the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in investigative law enforcement work.  Graduation from an accredited college with an associate’s degree in criminal justice or a related degree is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the Texas Penal Code, the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and other applicable statutes; and of agency rules, policies, and procedures.

Skill in researching and interpreting complex rules and regulations; in applying investigative techniques and procedures to assigned cases; and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to use and care for firearms; to use intermediate impact weapons and Oleoresin Capsicum spray; to use physical tactics; to conduct investigations; to evaluate, analyze, and investigate allegations of wrongdoing; to prepare reports; to prepare criminal cases for prosecution; to communicate effectively; and to train, lead, and/or prioritize the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be certified as a Texas peace officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.


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