Job Post 11/15/13

We have an opening for an Investigator 1 or 2 in the Ft. Dodge Public Defender Office.  Please share this vacancy announcement?  Thanks!

 

VACANCY #:                  12925BR

 

PAY GRADE:                 Investigator 1 – 23 ($37,481.60 – $55,536.00 annually)

                                       Investigator 2 – 26 ($42,286.40 – $64,272.00 annually)

 

LOCATION:                   Ft. Dodge Public Defender

 

WORK HOURS:            Monday – Friday   8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

DIVISION:                     State Public Defender

 

STATUS:                         Permanent Full-time Non Merit

 

DESCRIPTION:              This position may be hired as an Investigator 1 or Investigator 2, depending on experience. The position assists attorneys in the pretrial investigation of criminal defense cases, including monitoring cases for conflicts of interest, gathering facts, locating and interviewing clients and witnesses, performing criminal history checks and other public record searches, obtaining necessary photographic or video evidence, collecting relevant news articles, obtaining and evaluating other physical evidence, and performing other investigative tasks as assigned. Prepares written reports of investigative activities for attorneys. Assists in the preparation of defense strategy, including gathering and organizing evidence and testimony in preparation for depositions and trials and locating experts in various fields and coordinating the use of expert witnesses.  Serves as trial assistant and defense witness liaison during trials, assisting attorneys to marshall evidence and witnesses, communicate with clients and family members, and aids in jury selection process. Serves and delivers court documents, such as subpoenas, affidavits, and reports, at the direction of attorneys.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:        Investigator 1 – Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in law enforcement, corrections, criminology, police science, accounting, finance or law; OR graduation from a four year accredited college or university and experience equal to one year of full-time work requiring knowledge in law enforcement, corrections, or general or criminal investigation; OR a combination of education and experience substituting one year of the above qualifying full-time experience for each 30 semester hours of the required general college or university course work. 

Investigator 2 – Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major in law enforcement, corrections, criminology, police science, accounting, finance or law, and one year of experience as an investigator requiring knowledge in law enforcement, corrections, or criminal investigation, or journey level program administration involving application of agency unemployment insurance or public assistance benefit programs or correctional rules and regulations and/or court and/or administrative hearings process; OR graduation from a four year accredited college or university with a major in an area not listed above, and qualifying experience equal to two years full-time work; OR a combination of education and experience, substituting one year of qualifying full-time experience for each 30 semester hours of general college or university coursework.

 

APPLICATION

PROCESS:                      To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Samuel P. Langholz, State Public Defender, Lucas State Office Building, 321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319 or slangholz@spd.state.ia.us by December 2, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. E-mailed PDF attachments of resume and cover letter are strongly preferred.

 

 

THE STATE OF IOWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER