• Type:

    Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:

    Depends on Qualifications and Experience
  • Announcement Date:

  • Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for participating in criminal investigations.

Major Duties:

Carries out investigations of assigned cases to determine the nature of criminal activity, to identify and apprehend offenders, to prevent crimes, and to solve criminal cases. Responds to crime scenes; processes information obtained from initial responding officers; examines crime scenes to obtain clues and gather evidence. Interviews complainants, witnesses, victims, suspects, and informants; obtains written or oral statements. Investigates known or suspected criminals or facts of particular cases to detect clues or to deter criminal activities. Identifies, collects, marks, and preserves physical evidence; photographs crime scenes, lifts fingerprints, makes composites, and coordinates the analysis of evidence. Obtains and serves search and criminal arrest warrants; apprehends and arrests suspects. Reviews investigative information; writes and files reports on completed cases detailing witnesses and testimony, occurrence of events, and criminal history of suspects; describes actions taken and results obtained. Presents collected evidence and information to Grand Jury and in court; testifies in judicial proceedings. Patrols county to prevent potential criminal activity and violations; develops informant relationships. Provides information to the public on crime prevention techniques. Assists other law enforcement agencies with investigations as requested. Attends and photographs autopsies; communicates with pathologists and investigators regarding case history and results. Processes evidence received into custody. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

Knowledge of criminal investigations tools and techniques, including those related to the collection, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence. Knowledge of required law enforcement training and standards. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Knowledge of law enforcement methods and procedures. Knowledge of modern office principles and practices. Knowledge of the physical and social characteristics of the county. Skill in interpersonal relations. Skill in the operation of standard office equipment, including computers, typewriters, telephones, and printers. Skill in interpreting and articulating policies, procedures, and requirements. Skill in oral and written communication.

Physical Demands:

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.


The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and cold or inclement weather. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, 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 South Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Ability to successfully pass the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program provided by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

Application Procedure:

Only applicants submitting a fully completed Jasper County application will be considered. Please submit completed documents to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC 29936. Applications are available on-line or, may be obtained in person at the Clementa C. Pinckney Government, 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland, SC 29936. APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office. JASPER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office.