Investigator - Minneapolis
State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense - Minneapolis, MN

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Under administrative direction performs work of considerable difficulty in providing investigations of criminal cases for staff attorneys.

Definition/Summary of Duties:
Consults with staff attorneys in preparation of defense for criminal cases; gathers and analyzes facts and evidence; contacts, interviews, and coordinates court appearances of prospective witnesses and other sources of information; records statements and testimony as well as photographs crime scenes; prepares material evidence for court room presentation; evaluates the credibility, relevancy and admissibility of investigative findings, serves subpoenas, maintains files and records on cases under investigation; aids in the development and implementation of guidelines and policies for investigators.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures appropriate to the area of specialization; comprehensive knowledge of criminal statutes and Rules of Evidence in court procedures.

Considerable ability to compile and analyze facts and evidence and make sound recommendations; considerable ability to obtain information through interview and interrogation; considerable ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports; considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; considerable ability to work independently; considerable ability to effectively deal with hostile, resistant witnesses or clients; considerable ability to work effectively with the public, courts, attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and clients; considerable ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Considerable skills in providing investigations of criminal cases for staff attorneys; considerable skill in interviewing hostile, resistant witnesses or clients

Education and Experience:
Completion of two years of college course work with an emphasis in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Law Enforcement, or a related field of course work, or three years of related, paid experience.

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