Investigator, District of Alaska

Criminal Defense Investigator

Posting Date: April 9, 2019
Closing Date: April 26, 2019

The Federal Defender for the District of Alaska is accepting applications for the position of Investigator in support of our representation of criminal defendants in the Alaska Federal District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. Sec. 3006A.    Position will open June 10, 2019, with preference given for previous federal experience.  Salary based on qualifications and experience, as well as federal guidelines and regulations.  Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation and available funding at the time of hiring.  EOE.  Applications due NLT April 26, 2019.  Send inquires or letter of introduction, three references, resume and writing sample to:

Sally J. Hinkley, Administrative Officer
425 G Street, Suite 800, Anchorage, AK 99501

Job Description:  The investigator will assist attorneys in investigating and analyzing cases, locating and interviewing victims, witnesses and law enforcement personnel, locating and gathering records, reports and documents, preparing subpoenas, visiting and recreating crime scenes by measuring, photographing and sketching.  Must be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with individuals and agencies that interact with our office, prepare clear oral and written reports, use complex software programs, cameras, audio recorders and other necessary equipment, and assist attorneys and other staff in preparation for court proceedings and trial.

Requirements and Qualifications:  The successful candidate must have a minimum of three or more years of experience in criminal investigation and three years general experience in information gathering; excellent writing skills, computer proficiency; ability to communicate and work well with others; commitment to obtaining justice for indigent persons and the ability to perform each of the tasks associated with this position.  Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent; additional education may be substituted for some experience.  Applicants must have driver’s license, car and appropriate motor vehicle insurance.  This position requires considerable initiative, resourcefulness and drive; the ability to analyze and evaluate facts, evidence and related information; as well as tact and discretion.  This position requires travel including both overnight and out of state.

Salary and Benefits:  This s a full-time position with salary and benefits based on qualifications and experience.  It is in the excepted service and does not have rights of the competitive Civil Service.  The position carries regular government employment benefits including health, life insurance, retirement and the Thrift Savings Plan.  The position is subject to mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit) of salary.  Selected candidate will be subject to a background check and fingerprinting as a condition of employment.  Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident applying for citizenship and eligible to work in the United States.