Position Announcement - Investigator, Albuquerque FPD Office

The office of the Federal Public Defender is now accepting applications for the position of Investigator. One position is available with a salary range of JSP 11-14, $58,562 - $128,223. The closing date is July 17, 2015.

Position Description: An Investigator must be able to perform duties and responsibilities, such as: conducting interviews to corroborate reports and facts already contained or presented in records, discovery material, or various other formats; locating facts witnesses and experts; conducting open ended interviews with witnesses and other sources of information to explore and develop new facts and information; initiating new areas of investigation after being assigned the case and discussing it with the attorney; gathering records; locating, viewing, and retrieving tangible evidence, personal property, and other relevant items; photographing crime scenes and evidence; maintaining filing and information reference systems; writing comprehensive descriptive reports of work done; and testifying effectively in federal court proceedings. An Investigator must have the ability and willingness to accept responsibility, and to use initiative, ingenuity and resourcefulness. Knowledge of computer applications is required. Working knowledge of the criminal justice system is required. Regular, out-of-town, overnight travel throughout the State of New Mexico is required. An Investigator also must perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a high school degree or equivalent and the requisite experience. Qualified applicants must possess a minimum of six years (three years general plus three years specialized) investigative experience. Education above the high school level in accredited institutions may be substituted for general experience. The selected candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

Spanish proficience preferred. Applicants may be given a Spanish proficiency test.

Position subject to availability of funding.

Applicants interested in the position, please e-mail your resume and three references to:

Stephen P. McCue, Federal Public Defender


No phone calls please.

*The Federal Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer*