City and County of Denver

POST Certified Senior Criminal Investigator - District Attorney's Office

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  • Full Time
  • $37.69 - $48.06/hour
  • Webb Building Floor 09
April 18, 2024 Attorney Criminal Law

Job Description

About Our Job

What We Offer  

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The expected starting pay for this position is $37.69 - $48.06 an hour. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but is not limited to: 

  • A guaranteed life-long monthly pension, once vested after 5 years of service 
  • 457B Retirement Plan 
  • 132 hours of PTO earned within first year
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year, plus 1 personal holiday
  • Education Refund Program (ERP) - a chance for the city to support your continued learning and career growth by investing in your future with the city
  • Care Bank – 8 weeks of Paid Family Leave (after the probation period is passed)
  • Free RTD Eco Pass
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans effective within 1 month of start date 

Who We Are

The Mission of the  Denver District Attorney's Office is to professionally and completely prosecute crimes and investigate potential crimes on behalf of the people of the State of Colorado, and in doing so, do justice, advocate for victims' rights and advise and consult in the deterrence and prevention of crime; to ensure the open, evenhanded and humane administration of justice. The office employs approximately 120 attorneys and 180 support staff, who are responsible for more than 6,000 felony and 8,000 misdemeanor prosecutions annually. The elected District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in the City and County of Denver, and is responsible for the prosecution of violations of Colorado State Laws. The current Denver District Attorney is Beth McCann.


This position reports on site, at 370 17th St., Ste 5300 Denver, CO 80202.

What You’ll Do 

This position requires certification as a Colorado Peace Officer (POST) at the time of application, and requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application. Please do not apply if you do not possess these certifications.

The responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Locates and interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects
  • Investigate and assist in the prosecution of criminal cases
  • Determines investigative techniques and case strategies; gathers, evaluates, and preserves evidence, analyzes the evidence, prepares spreadsheets or summary charts on financial or voluminous data, prepares diagrams and demonstrative evidence, photograph crime scenes and determines the presence or absence of criminal activity
  • Prepares investigative reports with recommendations for future management of the case
  • Organizes case strategies in conjunction with other law enforcement staff and applicable City agencies
  • Prepares affidavits for arrest warrant, search warrants, and subpoenas, serves parties involved in legal action, and may prepare interrogatories, production requests, and answers in civil litigation
  • Delivers testimony in the Grand Jury and/or court as an advisory witness.
  • Other duties, as assigned
About You

What You'll Bring

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 5+ Years of professional level experience conducting comprehensive investigations of complex criminal and civil cases

Minimum Qualifications

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.

  • Experience Requirement: Four (4) years of previous police experience, two (2) of which must be at the level of Criminal Investigator (e.g. Police Detective) or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

  • License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Requires certification as a Colorado Peace Officer (POST) at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the multiple attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

  • Updated resume – Required
  • Cover Letter – Highly preferred

Application Deadline

This position is expected to stay open until Monday May 12, 2024. Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than May 12, 2024 at 11:59PM to ensure consideration. 

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CL3092 Criminal Investigator

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$37.69 - $58.42

Starting Pay

$37.69 - $48.06/ hourly, based on education and experience


District Attorney

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

Applicants for employment with the City and County of Denver must have valid work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the U.S.

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  • $37.69 - $48.06/hour

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