Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DCJ Inspector

Recruitment #220502-2614DI-001


The 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.  This 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.  

We are recruiting for a full-time, thirty-five (35) hours per week, DCJ Inspector for the New London Judicial District.  PLEASE NOTE:  The full salary range for DCJ Inspector is $75, 516 - $111, 595.  This position is located at the New London Judicial District Office in New London, CT, with core hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  The incumbent in this position will be required to be on call to report to crime scenes for investigations, including on nights and weekends.

NOTE:  This is a Hazardous Duty position.  The incumbent will be required to complete a background check, a pre-employment physical exam which includes a drug screen, and DCJ firearms certification.

Selection Plan

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  Candidates invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for these position, such as a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

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.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to

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


In the Division of Criminal Justice, this class is accountable for assisting the State's Attorney and/or Assistant State's Attorney in the investigation and preparation of criminal cases under prosecution.


Upon receipt of criminal investigation assignment, reviews all documentation for accuracy, adequacy and legibility in order to determine viability of proof beyond a reasonable doubt; directs and supervises post-arrest investigative measures; schedules and requests follow-up records, such as medical reports, toxicology lab analyses, ballistics tests results, etc.; interviews victims and witnesses and assesses credibility of testimony; prepares reports, statements and affidavits; prepares synopsis of investigation for attorneys; ensures court appearance of witnesses, including issuance of subpoenas and inter-state subpoenas which may require transportation, accommodation and protection arrangements; prepares extradition requests; checks in evidence for trial; accompanies attorney throughout the trial in order to take notes and follow-up on investigations in response to defense presentations; conducts independent investigations as assigned; acts as liaison with and may serve as a resource for local, federal and state law enforcement agencies; serves as liaison with victims; has statewide police power to make arrests with or without a warrant; keeps abreast of changes in relevant laws and developments in investigative methods; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of police investigative procedures, including laws of arrest, search and seizure, preservation and presentation of evidence, etc.; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant laws and regulations; knowledge of the State judicial system and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to qualify in use of firearms; ability to analyze and organize presentation of data.


Seven (7) years of experience as a law enforcement officer.


Three (3) years of General Experience must have included criminal investigation.


Candidates with the following are preferred:
  • Extensive knowledge/experience with the New London geographical area;
  • Experience in handling major felony investigations;
  • Training and experience in traditional forensic methods, such as ballistics, DNA sequencing and fingerprint analysis;
  • Knowledge/experience with Microsoft Office software, especially Word, Excel, and Powerpoint;
  • Training and experience handling digital evidence, including cell phone extraction, and preparing it for courtroom presentations.


1. Possession of a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required during employment in this class.
2. Incumbents in this class must qualify in the semi-annual Division-issued Firearms Proficiency Course.


Candidates must be in good general health; candidates must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to perform the duties of the class. Applicants will be required to pass a physical examination.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a significant degree of danger or probability of physical harm and to moderately disagreeable job conditions.



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.