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400 Locust, Ste 340,
Des Moines,, IA 50309
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Federal Public Defender’s Office Northern & Southern Districts of Iowa
Job type: 
Position Description: 

The Federal Public Defender is accepting applications for the position of Investigator for its Davenport, Iowa office. The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts, operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Investigator assists criminal defense attorneys by locating people, evidence, and personal property; conducting interviews, gathering records, photographing crime scenes and evidence; reviews and analyzes discovery and other case documentation, maintains filing and information reference systems and writes comprehensive descriptive reports on work completed. The position may require exposure to some dangerous situations.


REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent with a minimum six years of investigative experience, to include three years general experience and three years specialized experience utilizing the skills essential to this position. Education above the high school level may be substituted for some experience. Must be willing to work long, irregular hours and travel extensively throughout the State of Iowa. Excellent writing skills required. A valid driver’s license is required. Criminal defense investigative experience is preferred but not required. Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required. The selected candidate must be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States.

To apply: 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Electronically submit resume and cover letter by February 6, 2018 to [email protected]. The email subject line must read: Davenport Investigator Announcement 1802. Preference will be given to applications received by February 6, however position open until filled. No telephone calls please. Only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

BACKGROUND CHECKS: The selected candidate will be subject to a background check and subsequent favorable suitability determination as a condition of employment. Employment will be considered provisional until a satisfactory background check is confirmed. SALARY AND BENEFITS: This is a full-time permanent position with federal salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Federal government benefits apply, including health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Direct deposit of pay required. Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018