Investigator job vacancy in New Mexico Law Offices of the Public Defender – Jobs in New Mexico

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Job Details
Company Name : New Mexico Law Offices of the Public Defender
Company Location : Taos, NM
Job Position : Investigator
Job Category : Jobs in New Mexico

Job Description :

An investigator’s assignments typically consist of discovery review, analysis of criminal cases including offense reports, charging documents, police videos, grand jury tapes, transcripts, photographs, service of subpoenas, pre-trial interviews, and scene visits.

The hourly rate of pay for an Investigator typically ranges from $21.76-$32.27/ hourly.

Investigator 1

This classification assists in the investigation of the facts of a case to assist the attorney in developing a defense for clients charged with crimes in New Mexico.

Investigator 2

This classification investigates the facts of a case to assist the attorney in developing a defense for clients charged with crimes in New Mexico.

Essential Functions

Investigator 1:

  • Working under the guidance of an attorney or Investigator 2 to investigate the facts of a case and to assist the attorney in developing a defense for clients charged with crimes in New Mexico.
  • Conduct interviews, obtain statements regarding investigated issues; collects information involving agreements, documents, financial records, physical aspects and other evidence relating to corporations and individuals being investigated.
  • Investigate and reply to correspondence regarding hearings, accidents, and other legal matters.
  • Perform work that must be “undercover” in order to get information or to observe a subject or witness inconspicuously.
  • Using photographic and video cameras, binoculars, cell phones and GPS systems, investigators gather information on an individual.
  • Visit, photograph, document and recreate scenes of alleged incidents with or without the assigned attorney
  • Investigators perform physical surveillance, which may be high tech or low tech.
  • Assist attorneys with trial preparation and testify at trial or hearings as needed.
  • Reports of criminal cases ensuring completeness and proper application of the governing laws or regulations.
  • Review discovery in the analysis of criminal cases
  • Assist in the tactical analysis of complex criminal cases and organizes large amounts of diverse information into concise analytical form; create charts, graphs and spreadsheets to characterize criminal activities and determine appropriate methods of analysis; provide criminal strategic analysis and recommend actions based on findings.
  • Review chain of custody forms, review manner in which police or laboratories gathered evidence to find flaws or mishandling of evidence.
  • Obtain and utilize knowledge of general aspects of crime-scene management in the digital age vs. physical evidence.
  • Assist in the training of staff in investigating procedures, interrogation, and factual analysis.
  • Review evidence for possible cross-contamination.
  • Coordinate with administrative support staff to best serve the needs of the client and case.
  • Serve subpoenas
  • Maintains accurate files of correspondence and materials relating to investigation assignments.
  • Draft/produce written records and reports

Investigator 2:

  • Work independently to investigate the facts of a case and to assist the attorney in developing a defense for clients charged with crimes in New Mexico.
  • Conduct interviews, obtain statements regarding investigated issues; collects information involving agreements, documents, financial records, physical aspects and other evidence relating to corporations and individuals being investigated.
  • Investigate and reply to correspondence regarding hearings, accidents, and other legal matters.
  • Perform work that must be “undercover” in order to get information or to observe a subject or witness inconspicuously.
  • Using photographic and video cameras, binoculars, cell phones and GPS systems, investigators gather information on an individual.
  • Visit, photograph, document and recreate scenes of alleged incidents with or without the assigned attorney
  • Investigators perform physical surveillance, which may be high tech or low tech.
  • Assist attorneys with trial preparation and testify at trial or hearings as needed;
  • Review reports of investigations to ensure completeness and proper application of the governing laws or regulations.
  • Review discovery in the analysis of criminal cases
  • Conduct tactical analysis of complex criminal cases and organizes large amounts of diverse information into concise analytical form; create charts, graphs and spreadsheets to characterize criminal activities and determine appropriate methods of analysis; provide criminal strategic analysis and recommend actions based on findings.
  • Review chain of custody forms, review manner in which police or laboratories gathered evidence to find flaws or mishandling of evidence.
  • Possess and utilize knowledge of general aspects of crime-scene management in the digital age vs. physical evidence.
  • Train staff in investigating procedures, interrogation, and factual analysis;
  • Review evidence for possible cross-contamination.
  • Coordinate with administrative support staff to best serve the needs of the client and case.
  • Serve subpoenas
  • Maintains accurate files of correspondence and materials relating to investigation assignments.
  • Produce high quality of written records and reports

Minimum Qualifications

Investigator 1:

Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business and Administration, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Police Science or other related field and two (2) years of job related experience. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling four (4) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

Investigator 2:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business and Administration, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Police Science or other related field and two (2) years of job related experience. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling six (6) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

Employment Requirements

Investigator 1 & 2:

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s License.

Collective Bargaining: This position may be covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

Default FLSA: Non-exempt.

The Law Offices of the Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis on race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political affiliation or religion, mental or physical disability, or serious medical condition.

This job advertisement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Preference may be given to multilingual applicants fluent in English and other languages.

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