The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney is currently recruiting qualified applicants for the below positions:

County Detective

Posted: April 20, 2022 

Status:  Full time, 40+ hours per week

Salary:  starting $48,755.20* with annual increases to $75,275.20 after six (6) years (per the current CBA)

potential for lateral entry into higher salary grade for applicants with requisite experience (see below for additional info)


The mission of the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney is to seek justice in the enforcement of the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to work closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in preventing and controlling crime, to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice.  We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and to maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical requirements.

This is a SWORN LAW ENFORCMENT position.

County Detectives are sworn police officers under Pennsylvania law, carry firearms, and are tasked with the enforcement of the law; the detection and investigation of criminal activity; the apprehension, arrest, and prosecution of criminal offenders; and the preservation of public order.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must possess certification under Act 120, the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Training Act, prior to appointment or be eligible for a waiver of training (i.e., a current or former police officer in another state).  This is NOT a sponsored position.

In addition to certification under Act 120, qualified applicants must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED supplemented by a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

Lateral Entry Qualifications:

The current collective bargaining agreement authorizes an increased starting wage via advanced placement on the established wage scale for applicants with a requisite number of years of prior experience as a dedicated criminal investigator with a municipal, state, or federal law enforcement agency.  For 2022:

• 5 years of qualifying experience (starting at step 2):  $52,208.00

• 10 years of qualifying experience (starting at step 3): $55,618.60

• 15 years of qualifying experience (starting at step 4): $59,155.20

To apply:

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume via email (preferred), fax, or U.S. mail to:

Monroe County Office of the District Attorney
Criminal Investigations Division
701 Main Street, Suite 100
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360

Fax:  (570) 517-3825

Questions concerning employment as a County Detective can be directed to

No telephone calls please.