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Investigator - Augusta Judicial Circuit

County Level Position 

Location: Augusta Judicial Circuit

Deadline: Open until filled

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Description and Requirements:

Investigator I 

Investigator II

Investigator III

The Augusta Law Office of the Public Defender is seeking to hire an Investigator. This position will be filled at the appropriate level based on the candidate's experience. This person should be intelligent, motivated, energetic, and a fearless individual who believes in the presumption of innocence, cares about protecting the constitutional rights enumerated in the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and has a professional desire to serve underprivileged individuals. In addition to these attributes, applicants must also have a valid driver's license and at least a high school diploma.

This investigator will plan and conduct investigations in defense of clients charged with criminal offenses, including client interviews, evidence analysis, scene investigation, witness location and interviews, records collection, background checks; Work cooperatively with attorneys to develop strong client relationships, defense theories, and evidence in support thereof; Prepare reports of interviews and developments in case investigation; Provide support to clients in need of social services assistance. This is a non-supervisory position. The Investigator receives general supervision from the Chief Criminal Investigator and the attorneys with whom the investigator works.

A Bachelor's degree; experience working with the poor; prior experience working in a public defender office or as a defense investigator; background in journalism or media reporting; familiarity with the Augusta Judicial Circuit (Richmond County, Burke County, and Columbia County) are preferred.

Qualified applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to Lee Prescott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or by mail to:

Lee Prescott, Senior Associate Public Defender

Augusta Judicial Circuit

902 Greene St.

Augusta, Ga 30901 




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