Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DCJ Juvenile Investigator

Recruitment #210520-1323DC-001


The State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters in the State of Connecticut. It is an independent agency of the executive branch of state government, established under the Constitution of the State of Connecticut. The Division of Criminal Justice is composed of the Office of the Chief State's Attorney, located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and the Offices of the State's Attorneys for each of the thirteen Judicial Districts in the State of Connecticut. 

The DCJ is looking for a Juvenile Investigator to work full time, 37.5 hours per week. This position will have core hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. This position will be split between Juvenile Matters and Community Court in Hartford. 

The successful candidate will screen, review, prioritize and prepare incoming files; ensure that all case file information necessary for prosecution is complete; assist in the preparation and prosecution of GA level criminal cases as needed; obtain relevant documentation (e.g. police reports, hospital records, toxicology laboratory reports, etc.); locates individuals; prepare case synopsis and chronology for prosecutor; respond to inquiries from victims regarding case progress.

NOTE:  The incumbent will be required to complete a background check.

Selection Plan

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.  Candidates invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for these position, such as a writing sample. 

All communication with applicants will be through the JobAps system, so applicants are encouraged to check for updates to their JobAps portal account.  Please ensure that you are utilizing the correct email address for notices to be sent to you from the JobAps system.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:, 860-258-5800.

NOTE:  The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.


In the Division of Criminal Justice this class is accountable for conducting investigations related to preparation and prosecution of juvenile delinquency offenses and Families With Service Needs petitions.


In juvenile matters interviews clients and victims; locates and interviews potential witnesses; acts as a liaison with law enforcement agencies; prepares charts and diagrams related to trial; acts as liaison with forensic witnesses; assesses client potential and eligibility for placement and rehabilitative programs; prepares written reports of investigations; confers with juvenile prosecutor regarding investigative activities; serves subpoenas and related legal documents; maintains liaison with DCJ Inspectors, DCJ Investigators, probation staff and a variety of other persons or agencies; may examine and photograph crime scenes and other relevant locations; may arrange referral to social service agencies; may transport clients and victims to court proceedings; may testify on results of investigations; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant state laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of investigative methods and techniques; knowledge of rules of evidence and legal processes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interviewing skills; ability to gather and interpret data.


Two (2) years of experience as a law enforcement officer.


A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience.


The successful candidate will possess working knowledge of standard office procedures and computer software programs (Microsoft Office) and the ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks, and operations.  Candidates should possessi sufficient computer skills to work with law enforcement agencies in securing and handling digital evidence in the form of photographs, video, 911 calls, body and dashboard cameras. 

In addition, candidates with the following are preferred: 

•  Experience handling body camera footage and performing light editing via video software

•  Experience creating PowerPoint presentations

•  Experience or ability to use case management systems in detail


Candidates must have a valid motor vehicle operator license and a vehicle available for daily business use.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.