Deputy Sheriff – Investigator 2023

Littleton, Colorado
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

Salary
$66,081.60 – $94,806.40 Annually

Closing
10/9/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

**APPLICANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO PASS A PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST**

YOU MUST BE P.O.S.T. CERTIFIED IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

**ARAPAHOE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DOES NOT SEND APPLICANTS TO A P.O.S.T. ACADEMY FOR THIS POSITION**

**The anticipated hiring range for this position is $66,072 – $94,806 annually depending on experience. Start date is flexible.**

**The salary range is anticipated to increase in 2023 to $68,973 – $98,900 annually**

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

This position is responsible for performing a variety of complex law enforcement duties.  This position conducts criminal investigations relative to the clearing, prosecuting, and closing of criminal cases.  Collects and preserves physical evidence, or oversees collection of evidence. Conducts surveillance operations as necessary.  Conducts interviews of victims, suspects, and witnesses.   Directs crime scene to ensure proper procedures are followed in investigation.  Develops leads, analyzes facts and data necessary for the development of probable cause and resolution of assigned cases.  Arrests suspects involved in misdemeanor or felony criminal activity; applies for warrant when appropriate. Prepares related reports, forms, and documents related to investigative activities.  This position works under the general supervision of a Sergeant.  This position requires an on-call rotation, that would require an afterhours response to include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Duties

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required.  In addition, the Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to change the duties and essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Conducts criminal investigations relative to the clearing, prosecuting, and closing of criminal cases.
  • Collects and preserves physical evidence, or oversees collection of evidence.
  • Conducts interviews of victims, suspects, and witnesses to include at the scene of incident or crime.
  • Directs crime scene to ensure proper procedures are followed in investigation.
  • Develops leads, analyzes facts and data necessary for the development of probable cause and resolution of assigned cases.
  • Arrests suspects involved in misdemeanor or felony criminal activity; applies for warrant when appropriate.
  • Prepares related reports, forms, and documents related to criminal investigations to include case filings and search warrants.
  • Responds to calls for service on an emergency basis.
  • Conducts initial investigations of crime scenes/incidents to obtain pertinent facts and information.
  • Collects and preserves evidence and property at incident or crime scene.
  • Arrests suspects involved in misdemeanor/felony criminal activity; writes citations to individuals for minor violations of the law.
  • Appears in court as witness/complainant to provide testimony.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent 

EXPERIENCE: Criminal case filing experience within the last two (2) years.  Two (2) years of criminal investigative experience.

OR Any combination of education and experience that satisfy the requirements of the job as approved by the Sheriff.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES:  Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) certification.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

College course work in criminal justice

Two (2) years of patrol experience within a law enforcement agency

Five (5) years of experience working in law enforcement

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • Must be able to work occasional on-call shifts, which includes evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must possess current CPR and First Aid certifications within initial status period
  • Must possess Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification
  • Must be 21 years of age