Sheriff Investigator

Monroe, GA
Walton County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $24.37 per hour.

Essential Functions:

  • This position is responsible for the investigation of assigned criminal cases to determine the nature of criminal activity, to prevent or solve crimes, and to identify and apprehend offenders.
  • Assembles, maintains, and updates case files; reviews and analyzes reports of preliminary investigations; investigates illegal activity; conducts searches of property; operates surveillance, communications, and computer equipment; maintains related records and documentation; gathers, secures, analyzes, and preserves evidence; works with informants; interviews witnesses and victims; builds cases against offenders through the development of case information; makes arrests; interviews and interrogates suspects; prepares and serves warrants; investigates jail incidents.
  • Collects and preserves physical evidence; photographs crime scenes and evidence; records video and audio surveillance; maintains criminal evidence and property rooms; reviews and evaluates crime, medical, and laboratory reports; performs forensic exams on electronic devices.
  • Participates in various meetings, training activities, and seminars.
  • Prepares and delivers school crime safety presentations.
  • Investigates and apprehends persons suspected of illegal sale or use of narcotics; maintains surveillance to determine modus operandi; obtains police funds to make purchase; prepares written reports and evidence to the Magistrate Court to authorize search warrants or taps; observes and photographs narcotics purchases; arrests offenders; obtains statements; testifies in court. Investigates and apprehends persons suspected of child abuse, including child abuse related to pornography.
  • Conducts criminal background investigations.
  • Performs related law enforcement tasks as assigned.
  • Receives and responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
  • Completes a variety of forms and reports; maintains files and records.
  • Performs forensic examinations of computer operation systems, cell phones, and close circuit television systems; assists with criminal investigations by retrieving stored data from computers; provides technical assistance and training on computer forensic issues; testifies in court; participates in the Internet Safety Program.
  • Supervises and directs personnel at crime scenes; assists in inter-agency investigations; serves as Field Training Officer for newly assigned Investigators.
  • Performs related duties.


  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
  • This position requires a completed Walton County employment application and a completed Sheriff’s Office application including all specified documentation.
  • Resumes submitted without a completed application will not be considered.