USA

Criminal Defense Investigator

locationGolden - Colorado (CO),

atColorado Judicial Branch

Estimated salary $4,379 a month

Job Description:

***This is courtesy posting for the Office of the State Public Defender***

Salary: $4,379/ monthly

Agency Statement:

Colorado’s Office of the State Public Defender (OSPD) maintains a reputation as one of the top organizations in the nation specializing in the delivery of indigent criminal defense representation. It operates as an independent agency within the Judicial Branch of Colorado State Government with approximately 900 dedicated and zealous individuals assigned to twenty-one Regional Trial Offices across the state, an Appellate Division, and a centralized Administrative Office.

The mission of OSPD is to defend and protect the rights, liberties, and dignity of those accused of crimes who cannot afford to retain counsel. We do so by providing constitutionally and statutorily mandated representation that is effective, zealous, inspired and compassionate.

We seek to hire professionals who are dedicated to public service and committed to serving our clients. We are a fast paced, team-oriented environment, where self-motivation and a personal commitment to high performance are important attributes for success.

Position Purpose and Objectives/Definition of Work:

Full Time entry-level investigator position available in the Golden Public Defender’s Office, beginning in late January to early February 2021. Individual must be highly motivated to help indigent people charged with crimes and driven to not only complete assigned investigative tasks but to excel at assisting in the overall defense of public defender clients. Investigators at this level perform investigative work under the supervision of more experienced investigators and attorneys. Investigators are expected to develop fundamental skills in their performance and become proficient in managing all aspects of their assignments and caseload. Investigators must demonstrate an ability to successfully work with attorneys, clients, colleagues and other legal professionals. Investigators must demonstrate compassion and desire to advocate on behalf of our clients. Investigators at this level must demonstrate an ability to positively receive feedback and to integrate that feedback into their performance. In addition to successfully completing all required trainings, investigators must actively advance their level of performance by seeking additional learning opportunities.

Examples of Duties:

  • Completing all phases of investigation for misdemeanor, juvenile and felony cases, including, but not limited to: locate witnesses and gather records and other information vital to the defense of a criminal case; investigative interviewing; mitigation interviewing; serving subpoenas upon witnesses; writing reports; witness coordination; knowledge and implementation of multimedia, technology, and testifying in court.
  • The ability to take direction from a variety of attorneys and follow instructions. This includes learning, understanding, abiding by and consulting with attorney supervision about all of the professional legal and ethical rules investigators and attorneys must follow in the course of their duties;
  • Strong organizational skills, typing and computer skills, knowledge of technological equipment and transcribing skills are essential to this position.
  • Consistently demonstrated ability and willingness to communicate with clients and clients’ families as requested on behalf of the attorney or part of investigative duties, and to do so with compassion and empathy.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a high volume caseload. The ability to maintain motivation, initiative, and a positive attitude when confronted with a high caseload and deadlines.
  • Must consistently seek to increase their knowledge and investigative skills.
  • Must consistently demonstrate a belief in what the Public Defender stands for and a desire to help the poor.

Note:

The above job description is intended to represent only the key area of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the office.


Minimal Educational / Professional Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, social sciences or other degree directly related to the investigative field.

OR

Equivalent education, training or experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and competencies required to perform at this level may substitute for education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older;

  • No felony convictions;

  • Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to a working vehicle;

  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours;

  • Ability to travel without limitations

Physical Requirements:

Employees must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, with or without accommodations, which include:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time;

  • Ability to transport themselves and their work files to court, jail, investigations and any other place where their physical presence is required;

  • Ability to review all discovery and records, which may include visual depictions of evidence, examining physical evidence, and viewing crime scenes;

  • Ability to lift, move or transport case files which can weigh up to 20 pounds.


How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter, totaling no more than three pages, to Megan Mann via email only at [email protected] All materials must be submitted no later than December 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., as late applications will not be accepted. (Please include specifically why you are interested in this position)

Agency: Golden Public Defender

Attention: Megan Mann

Email: [email protected]

BENEFITS

For a summary of employee benefits (health, dental, life and disability) please visit: https://stateofcoloradobenefits.com/. Other benefits include retirement plan options through Colorado PERA www.copera.org, ten paid holidays a year, and paid-time-off for personal and sick leave.

Additional information about the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender can be found at:

http://www.coloradodefenders.us/

NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Office of the Colorado State Public Defender provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or other protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Consistent with this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including the application and selection process. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact Laura Darrow at,


***This is courtesy posting for the Office of the State Public Defender***

Salary: $4,379/ monthly

Agency Statement:

Colorado’s Office of the State Public Defender (OSPD) maintains a reputation as one of the top organizations in the nation specializing in the delivery of indigent criminal defense representation. It operates as an independent agency within the Judicial Branch of Colorado State Government with approximately 900 dedicated and zealous individuals assigned to twenty-one Regional Trial Offices across the state, an Appellate Division, and a centralized Administrative Office.

The mission of OSPD is to defend and protect the rights, liberties, and dignity of those accused of crimes who cannot afford to retain counsel. We do so by providing constitutionally and statutorily mandated representation that is effective, zealous, inspired and compassionate.

We seek to hire professionals who are dedicated to public service and committed to serving our clients. We are a fast paced, team-oriented environment, where self-motivation and a personal commitment to high performance are important attributes for success.

Position Purpose and Objectives/Definition of Work:

Full Time entry-level investigator position available in the Golden Public Defender’s Office, beginning in late January to early February 2021. Individual must be highly motivated to help indigent people charged with crimes and driven to not only complete assigned investigative tasks but to excel at assisting in the overall defense of public defender clients. Investigators at this level perform investigative work under the supervision of more experienced investigators and attorneys. Investigators are expected to develop fundamental skills in their performance and become proficient in managing all aspects of their assignments and caseload. Investigators must demonstrate an ability to successfully work with attorneys, clients, colleagues and other legal professionals. Investigators must demonstrate compassion and desire to advocate on behalf of our clients. Investigators at this level must demonstrate an ability to positively receive feedback and to integrate that feedback into their performance. In addition to successfully completing all required trainings, investigators must actively advance their level of performance by seeking additional learning opportunities.

Examples of Duties:

  • Completing all phases of investigation for misdemeanor, juvenile and felony cases, including, but not limited to: locate witnesses and gather records and other information vital to the defense of a criminal case; investigative interviewing; mitigation interviewing; serving subpoenas upon witnesses; writing reports; witness coordination; knowledge and implementation of multimedia, technology, and testifying in court.
  • The ability to take direction from a variety of attorneys and follow instructions. This includes learning, understanding, abiding by and consulting with attorney supervision about all of the professional legal and ethical rules investigators and attorneys must follow in the course of their duties;
  • Strong organizational skills, typing and computer skills, knowledge of technological equipment and transcribing skills are essential to this position.
  • Consistently demonstrated ability and willingness to communicate with clients and clients’ families as requested on behalf of the attorney or part of investigative duties, and to do so with compassion and empathy.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a high volume caseload. The ability to maintain motivation, initiative, and a positive attitude when confronted with a high caseload and deadlines.
  • Must consistently seek to increase their knowledge and investigative skills.
  • Must consistently demonstrate a belief in what the Public Defender stands for and a desire to help the poor.

Note:

The above job description is intended to represent only the key area of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the office.


Minimal Educational / Professional Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, social sciences or other degree directly related to the investigative field.

OR

Equivalent education, training or experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and competencies required to perform at this level may substitute for education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older;

  • No felony convictions;

  • Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to a working vehicle;

  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours;

  • Ability to travel without limitations

Physical Requirements:

Employees must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, with or without accommodations, which include:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time;

  • Ability to transport themselves and their work files to court, jail, investigations and any other place where their physical presence is required;

  • Ability to review all discovery and records, which may include visual depictions of evidence, examining physical evidence, and viewing crime scenes;

  • Ability to lift, move or transport case files which can weigh up to 20 pounds.


How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter, totaling no more than three pages, to Megan Mann via email only at [email protected] All materials must be submitted no later than December 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., as late applications will not be accepted. (Please include specifically why you are interested in this position)

Agency: Golden Public Defender

Attention: Megan Mann

Email: [email protected]

BENEFITS

For a summary of employee benefits (health, dental, life and disability) please visit: https://stateofcoloradobenefits.com/. Other benefits include retirement plan options through Colorado PERA www.copera.org, ten paid holidays a year, and paid-time-off for personal and sick leave.

Additional information about the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender can be found at:

http://www.coloradodefenders.us/

NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Office of the Colorado State Public Defender provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or other protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Consistent with this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including the application and selection process. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact Laura Darrow at, [email protected]

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