relentless drive, ability and aptitude to locate and interview witnesses and clients;
prepare and present oral and/or written reports to attorneys and paralegal staff;
photograph, videotape, and sketch alleged crime scenes;
take measurements of crime scenes utilizing GPS and/or surveyors wheel;
must possess thorough working knowledge of social networking sites, online search engines, RMV and internet public record databases;
keep accurate records of all phases of investigation;
testify in court;
utilize computer for on-line access to the Registry of Motor Vehicles;
network and maintain personal contact with individuals in various agencies (e.g., police departments, hospitals, ambulance services, courts) to facilitate access to witnesses and records;
advise attorneys and paralegal staff regarding developments in investigations
must possess thorough working knowledge of familiarity with Massachusetts law as it relates to crimes, evidence, and the rules of criminal procedure;
occasionally provide transportation for witnesses and clients to court or other facilities.
must possess a valid and active Massachusetts drivers license and have full access to a dependable automobile;
experience with Microsoft Office, internet databases, online searches and databases, and camera and video equipment;
strong interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing;
good analytical and time-management skills;
bilingual abilities a plus.
The Public Defender Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services is seeking to hire one full time investigator for the newly formed Drug Lab Crisis Litigation Unit (the Unit).
This is a temporary assignment of unknown duration.
Description of the Drug Lab Crisis Litigation Unit:
The Drug Lab Crisis Litigation Unit has been formed to take a leadership role in the litigation of cases arising out of the recent failure of the Department of Public Health William Hinton Drug Lab. Long-time public defender, Nancy Caplan, has been named as the Attorney-in-Charge of the newly created Special Unit. The Unit will be located at 7 Palmer Street in Roxbury. We anticipate the duration of the Drug Lab Crisis Litigation Unit will be at least one year, but we do not know the exact duration and the Unit may be disbanded at any time at the discretion of the Chief Counsel. In addition to the attorney-in-charge, we anticipate the Drug Lab Crisis Litigation Unit will consist of two staff attorneys, an investigator, two paralegals and a part-time secretary. The Drug Lab Crisis Litigation Unit will identify cases in the several counties affected by the drug lab failure and vigorously litigate those cases. The Special Unit will also be responsible for assisting with the identification and location of CPCS Public Defender Division clients who have been affected by the drug lab failure.
The salary for this position begins at $31,844.80/year, and is based upon the actual experience of the candidate selected.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - 16 months ago