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INVESTIGATOR – CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE

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Brooklyn Defender Services | Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Defender Services


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July 31, 2020

BDS requires excellent Investigators to assist our attorneys in providing high-quality representation to our clients. The Investigator position is perfect for inquisitive and empathetic people that are dedicated to social and criminal justice issues.

INVESTIGATOR – CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE

Brooklyn Defender Services, Overview: BDS is one of the largest public defense providers in the United States. We represent more than 35,000 clients per year in a variety of legal proceedings in New York City, primarily indigent criminal, family, and immigration defense. BDS takes a holistic approach to the representation of our clients who have diverse, complex and multi-faceted needs. 

BDS seeks applicants with an interest in criminal justice issues especially in the fields of criminal defense and the rights of the accused. Investigators in our Criminal Defense Practice are responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks: locate, interview and take detailed statements from critical witnesses; obtain and review video surveillance footage; photograph and diagram crime scenes; testify in court to introduce investigation findings; write detailed investigation reports; transcribe audio recordings.

While some of the Investigator’s work will take place in the office, much of it will be out in the field—in private homes, in local businesses, on the street and in the greater community. Ideal applicants should be comfortable working all over Brooklyn and should possess characteristics necessary to approach and interact with strangers about sensitive subjects. Candidates must be able to work independently and in a collaborative setting and be able to produce high-quality written work.

Required qualifications and abilities:

Applicants must have a minimum of one year of experience in the field of criminal/related investigation. Applicants who have extensive experience in criminal defense investigation are encouraged to apply.

A candidate must demonstrate that he or she has:

·        Strong analytical skills and demonstrated intellectual curiosity and resourcefulness.

·       Experience working in a litigation, legislative, or investigative environment is preferred

·        Strong people skills, including experience working effectively and respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds

·        Demonstrated skill in building trust with individuals and drawing out their stories, and excellent judgment to handle confidential and sensitive issues

·        Demonstrated experience working in fast-paced environment with keen ability to work on multiple cases at the same time, set priorities, manage work, and meet deadlines

·        Spanish speaking is preferred

·        Must be willing to become a Licensed Process Server 


Brooklyn Defender Services is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and supports a nondiscrimination policy in all employment practices. We are focused on equity and inclusion and thus strongly encourage candidates of all identities, expressions, orientations, disabilities, experiences, and other characteristics that make us different to apply. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Director of Human Resources at cwallace@bds.org.

BDS requires excellent Investigators to assist our attorneys in providing high-quality representation to our clients. The Investigator position is perfect for inquisitive and empathetic people that are dedicated to social and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish speaking is preferred

Spanish speaking is preferred

Location

177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to investigatorjobs@bds.org with the subject “Investigator Application.” Please specify your possible start date in the cover letter or body of the email. Resumes and cover letters will only be accepted by email; no phone calls, please. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified on a rolling basis. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to investigatorjobs@bds.org with the subject “Investigator Application.” Please specify your possible start date in the cover letter or…

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