Experienced Criminal Defense Investigator

Investigator · Everett, Washington
Department Investigator
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Salary D.O.E. - SCPDA provides an excellent benefits package.

Seeking an experienced Criminal Defense Investigator 

Snohomish County Public Defender Association (SCPDA) provides high-quality legal representation to indigent clients facing loss of liberty.  The SCPDA values of Brave Advocacy, No Judgement and Fierce Connection guide our practice as we work as a team of defenders. We are engaged in work to become an anti-racist organization and aggressively oppose systemic oppression. 


Essential Functions:

Under general direction and collaborating with attorneys, analyze cases by examination of discovery materials.

Conduct in-depth, often in person interviews with victims, witnesses, police personnel, medical personnel, clients and others.

Prepare comprehensive written summaries of interviews, investigative findings, written reports for legal documentation and testify in court, as required.

Obtain and review reports, records and other information.

Identify and locate known or potential witnesses.

Prepare, process and serve subpoenas on individuals and organizations.

Field investigative work as required, may include but not limited to visiting scenes, taking photographs, canvassing areas.

Interact with all participants of the criminal justice system in a professional manner that promotes respect and inclusion.

Maintain knowledge of current investigative practices and procedures.

Comply with Rules of Professional Conduct and adhere to the Association Handbook, Policies and Procedures.


Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent criminal justice or investigative experience.

Minimum of two (2) years experience as a criminal defense investigator or other significant investigation experience.

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize felony caseload.

Knowledge of the past and present impacts of the criminal legal system on Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color

Substantial experience and ability to handle serious or complex criminal investigations. 

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of people throughout the investigative process.

Ability to work with Microsoft Office suite of programs, familiarity or ability to utilize JABS/JIS, background search software and other programs.

Able to work a flexible schedule or travel on a case by case basis to complete investigation.

Working vehicle, valid Washington state driver's license and insurance required.


You may apply through indeed or email a resume and cover letter to Jennifer McIntyre at Jmcintyre@snocopda.org.

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  • Location
    Everett, Washington
  • Department
    Investigator
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Salary D.O.E. - SCPDA provides an excellent benefits package.