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Georgia Capital Defender- Mitigation Investigator II

The Georgia Capital Defenders Office in Atlanta has an opening for a full-time Mitigation Investigator, representing indigent defendants in state capital cases at the trial level. The Mitigation Investigator works with attorneys and fact investigators as part of a client team and is primarily responsible for conducting comprehensive fact-based investigations to develop and prepare evidence to be presented in the penalty phase of capital cases. The Mitigation Investigator identifies, locates, and interviews a variety of witnesses; identifies, collects, and reviews a vast array of records; identifies and analyzes issues in the case; prepares independent reports concerning the life history of the client, and assists attorneys in identifying appropriate expert witnesses and preparing evidence and witnesses to present to the jury. The Mitigation Investigator must be able to organize and prioritize workload to manage cases efficiently; adjust to workload changes; work within a team and under stress to meet deadlines. A master's degree in social work, psychology, or a related field is preferred. Experience in criminal and/or capital litigation, and knowledge of social history and mental health issues in the context of capital trials is a plus.  Applicants must hold a valid driver's license and be willing to travel extensively throughout Georgia and out of state.  Spanish-speaking also a plus. 

Interested applicants should apply on Team Georgia Careers and submit a cover letter and resume with three (3) references to Becky Kincaid at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Description of Duties: Performs routine investigative work. Conducts investigations to include assisting in interviewing witnesses, complainants, and/or law enforcement officials and preparing reports on findings in preparation for cases. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Description: Mitigation Investigator II

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