Federal Public Defender hiring Investigator

DEADLINE: MARCH 30,2020

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER/NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN DISTRICTS

OF IOWA/POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 20.03/INVESTIGATOR, THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER IS

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR INVESTIGATOR FOR ITS DAVENPORT,IOWA OFFICE.THE

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER, A BRANCH OF THE UNITED STATES COURTS,OPERATES UNDER

AUTHORITY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, 18 U.S.C. 3006A, TO PROVIDE DEFENSE

SERVICES IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL CASES AND RELATED MATTERS IN THE FEDERAL COURTS.

THE INVESTIGATOR ASSISTS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS BY LOCATING PEOPLE,

EVIDENCE, AND PERSONAL PROPERTY; CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS, GATHERING RECORDS,

PHOTOGRAPHING CRIME SCENES AND EVIDENCE;REVIEWS AND ANALYZES DISCOVERY AND OTHER

CASE DOCUMENTATION, MAINTAINS FILING AND INFORMATION REFERENCE SYSTEMS AND

WRITES COMPREHENSIVE DESCRIPTIVE REPORTS ON WORK COMPLETED. THE POSITION MAY

REQUIRE EXPOSURE TO SOME DANGEROUS SITUATIONS. REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

MUST BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR EQUIVALENT WITH A MINIMUM SIX YEARS OF

INVESTIGATIVE EXPERIENCE, 3 YEARS GENERAL EXPERIENCE AND THREE YEARS SPECIALIZED

EXPERIENCE UTILIZING THE SKILLS ESSENTIAL TO THIS POSITION. EDUCATION ABOVE THE

HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR SOME EXPERIENCE. MUST BE WILLING TO

WORK LONG, IRREGULAR HOURS AND TRAVEL EXTENSIVELY THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF IOWA.

EXCELLENT WRITING SKILLS REQUIRED. A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE IS REQUIRED. CRIMINAL

DEFENSE INVESTIGATIVE EXPERIENCE IS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED. FLUENCY IN

SPANISH PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED. THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST BE A U.S.

CITIZEN OR ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. BACKGROUND CHECK: THE SELECTED

CANDIDATE WILL BE SUBJECT TO A BACKGROUND CHECK AND SUBSEQUENT FAVORABLE

SUITABILITY DETERMINATION AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT. EMPLOYMENT WILL BE

CONSIDERED PROVISIONAL UNTIL A SATISFACTORY BACKGROUND CHECK IS CONFIRMED.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:THIS IS A FULL-TIME PERMANENT POSITION WITH FEDERAL SALARY

COMMENSURATE WITH QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BENEFITS

APPLY, INCLUDING HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE, RETIREMENT, AND THE THRIFT SAVINGS

PLAN. DIRECT DEPOSIT OF PAY REQUIRED. APPLICATION PROCESS: ELECTRONICALLY SUBMIT

RESUME & COVER LETTER BY MARCH 30, 2020 TO DENISE_FEST@FD.ORG. THE EMAIL

SUBJECT LINE MUST READ: DAVENPORT INVESTIGATOR ANNOUNCEMENT 20.03. PREFERENCE

WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY MARCH 30, HOWEVER POSITION OPEN UNTIL

FILLED. NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE. ONLY APPLICANTS CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW

WILL BE CONTACTED. THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER IS AN EEOE.