Investigator, Northern District of New York


Posting Date: February 5, 2019
Closing Date: Until filled

The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of New York is seeking applicants for the position of Investigator for its Syracuse, NY office.

Responsibilities and Job Duties: The primary duty of the Investigator will be to support our mission providing representation to indigent defendants charged with federal criminal offenses.

The Investigator locates and conducts objective interviews of witnesses; evaluates witnesses; reviews and analyzes discovery; works with experts; locates and retrieves evidence; conducts field investigations; gathers and maintains records; assists attorneys at hearings and trials; serves subpoenas and coordinates witnesses; writes comprehensive reports; balances assignments from attorneys. Moderate to heavy travel and flexible hours are required.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of investigative principles and techniques; a thorough understanding of criminal law, procedure, and evidence; and a minimum of ten years’ experience as an investigator.

Preferred Skill Set: Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking Spanish. Competence and skill in the use of Office 365 and its underlying programs, as well as adobe pdf; knowledge and experience in working on a network environment; experience in computer forensics (please list any classes taken or certificates held); Experience in digital video editing; thorough understanding of social network platforms (Facebook, Instagram, snapchat, twitter, etc..)

Salary Range and Benefits: $61,000 – $103,000 based on qualification and experience. The employee is entitled to federal benefits.

Position: Open Until Filled

How to Apply: Resume and a cover letter should be emailed in pdf format to

The Office of the Federal Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer.