The Georgia Public Defender Council has an opening for a full-time Mitigation Investigator (Atlanta, GA), representing indigent defendants at the pre-trial and trial level. The Mitigation Investigator works with attorneys as part of a client team and is primarily responsible for conducting comprehensive fact-based investigations to develop and prepare a comprehensive mitigation packet for the attorneys. 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 an attorney, a judge, or to a 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.
Job Description and Requirements: A master’s degree in social work, psychology or a related field is preferred. Experience in criminal litigation, and knowledge of social history and mental health issues is a plus. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel extensively throughout Georgia and out of state. Salary comes with full State of Georgia benefits, including health insurance and State pension. Spanish-speaking also a plus.
Interested applicants should apply on Team Georgia Careers AND submit a cover letter and resume with three (3) references via e-mail to: GPDC-Jobs@gapubdef.org. Make sure to include “GCP (Atlanta): Mitigation Investigator” in the subject line of your email.