New job Investigator 1/2/3 (PCN 1127) in Alaska

Investigator 1/2/3 (PCN 1127)

Company : State of Alaska
Salary : $25.66 - $41.89 an hour
Location : Alaska

Full Description

The Department of Administration, Public Defender Agency (PDA) is recruiting for a full-time Investigator I/II/III located in Dillingham or Kodiak, Alaska.


What you will be doing:
Investigators perform investigations on behalf of the Agency in criminal and civil cases of varying complexity, assist with trial preparation, and work with colleagues to maintain effective office operations. Investigators are tasked with reviewing police reports, witness statements, and all manner of evidence in support of Agency attorneys. You will conduct interviews of clients, witnesses and forensic experts, prepare and serve subpoenas, collect evidence, and prepare reports.

Our organization, mission, and culture:
The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to counsel in many types of cases and the Public Defender Agency is appointed by the Court to represent people who are unable to afford counsel on their own. Investigators play an integral part of providing that representation and protecting our client’s rights. Investigators are responsible for gathering and preparing evidence for use in trial and collaborate with attorneys to formulate defense strategies. Their work is fundamental to the success of our Agency and our ability to serve the needs of our clients.

The working conditions you can expect:
Investigators have the opportunity to utilize and acquire a wide range of investigative skills while working to improve outcomes for Agency clients. You will join a team of professionals, committed to public service and protecting the constitutional rights of all Alaskans.
Your first 12 months in the Agency are probationary and considered a training period, with formal and on-the-job training with your supervisor and your colleagues.

The position is expected to cover the investigative needs of both our Dillingham and Kodiak offices and will require frequent travel to rural destinations. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM with an hour lunch at noon. The position supports up to four attorneys between two offices and collaborates daily with other support staff colleagues.

Who we are looking for:
  • Technological Competency: Competency with standard office equipment is expected and computer literary and fluency with Microsoft Office is essential to handling the large volume of digital documents and evidence in cases and utilizing the digital case management system.
  • Effective Communicator: Clear and professional oral and written communication is essential to anyone working in the legal field.
  • Prioritization: The ability to handle shifting priorities in high-pressure situations will enable success in the position.
  • Ability to Maintain Confidentiality: Strict confidentiality is required due to the nature of the work performed.
  • Independent Worker: Taking initiative, exercising sound judgment, and following directions is critical in our offices

Minimum Qualifications

Investigator 1
Two years of work experience performing duties such as assisting in investigative work or legal research; preparing legal documents; conducting searches to locate individuals and/or assets; providing accurate interpretative information on laws and regulations; conducting administrative reviews of cases under appeal and issuing decisions; conducting interviews; locating and gathering information and data, evidence, and/or testimony to be used in civil or criminal proceedings, administrative actions, or governmentally regulated activities; conducting adjudications of claims; and/or drafting documents in support of attorneys or agencies engaged in administrative adjudication.

Investigator 2
One year of entry-level investigative work experience performing duties such as locating and gathering information, evidence and/or testimony to be used in civil or criminal proceedings, administrative actions, or governmentally regulated activities which included preparing reports in support of attorneys or agencies engaged in administrative adjudication.

OR

Three years of work experience performing duties such as assisting in investigative work or legal research; preparing legal documents; conducting searches to locate individuals and/or assets; providing accurate interpretative information on laws and regulations; conducting administrative reviews of cases under appeal and issuing decisions; conducting interviews; locating and gathering information and data, evidence, and/or testimony to be used in civil or criminal proceedings, administrative actions, or governmentally regulated activities; conducting adjudications of claims; and/or drafting documents in support of attorneys or agencies engaged in administrative adjudication.

Investigator 3
Two years of journey-level investigative work experience performing duties such as locating and gathering information, evidence and/or testimony to be used in civil or criminal proceedings, administrative actions, or governmentally regulated activities which included preparing reports in support of attorneys or agencies engaged in administrative adjudication, and/or detecting and verify suspected fraud, licensing violations, and other violations of state law.

Special Note:
Some positions in this class may require eligibility for commission as a Special Officer with the State of Alaska as a condition of hire.

Some positions require applicants pass a background investigation, which includes a criminal record check for conviction of felony or misdemeanor crimes, as a prerequisite to employment.

Some positions require incumbents possess an Alaska driver's license and operate a motor vehicle.

Additional Required Information

**INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION**
COVER LETTER
A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should be in a standard business format and should highlight your work experience as it pertains to the demonstrated competencies listed in the job description above.

Your complete applicant package, including cover letter, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. If you do not provide a cover letter as required, your application package may be determined to be incomplete and will not advance to the next phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Required Information:
  • Three professional references, two who have had supervisory experience over you, including current email and/or daytime phone number
EDUCATION
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education and Training section of the Applicant Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Degrees Obtained field. Copies of transcripts will be required at the time of interview.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

WORK EXPERIENCE
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE
Questions regarding application submission (including account creation) or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or 907-465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword

For specific information in reference to the position, please contact the hiring manager listed in the Contact Information section below.

EEO STATEMENT
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

APSIN CLEARANCE
Due to the nature of the work of the Public Defender Agency and access to APSIN at the workplace, the individual who is selected for this position will be required to pass a background investigation and may be re-fingerprinted. Full disclosure of ALL past criminal convictions (both misdemeanor and felony including suspended impositions of sentence) at the time of application is required. Convictions may lead to disqualification due to the requirements necessary to access these systems.

Contact Information

Jenny Smith
Administrative Officer I
Fax: 907-334-4400
email: jenny.smith@alaska.gov


Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information


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