The Georgia Capital Defender’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia, is seeking to hire a Fact Investigator. The Fact Investigator performs routine investigative work and conducts investigations to include assisting in interviewing witnesses, complainants, and/or law enforcement officials, serving subpoenas, and preparing reports of findings in preparation for cases. This position works with attorneys representing indigent defendants in state capital cases at the pre-trial and trial level. The Fact Investigator works with attorneys and mitigation investigators as part of a client team and is primarily responsible for investigating the facts of a case regarding the Guilty/Not Guilty phase of capital cases. The Fact Investigator reviews discovery, 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 and memos on the cease, and assists attorneys in identifying appropriate expert witnesses and preparing evidence and witnesses to present to a judge and/or jury. The Fact 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 guidelines. Must be willing to travel extensively throughout Georgia and out of state.
Interested applicants should apply on Team Georgia Careers and email a cover letter and resume to GPDC-Jobs@gapubdef.org. Make sure to include “GCP (Atlanta): Fact Investigator” in the subject line of your email.
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.