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The Middle District of Alabama Federal Defender Program, Inc., in Montgomery, Alabama, is
accepting applications for an opening for the full-time position of Investigator, to participate in providing .
representation to people accused of federal crimes in the twenty-three southeastern counties of Alabama. This
office is a non-profit corporation providing legal representation to indigent persons in federal criminal cases
and on matters in federal court. This position is contingent upon approval by the funding source.

Duties of this position will include work on assigned cases. General areas of responsibility include
the duties to locate and interview witnesses, experts, family members, law enforcement personnel, and others
with knowledge of case or client; locate, gather and organize records, documents, personal property, tangible
evidence and other potential exhibits; review and analyze case documentation; serve subpoenas; visit crime
scenes; establish and maintain a good working relationship with individuals and agencies that interact with
office; prepare comprehensive descriptive written reports; testify in court as required; use computer software
and hardware, cameras, tape recorders, and other equipment for case files and litigation; assist attorneys and
other office staff in preparation for court proceedings; and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of the principles and purposes of mitigation is important. Other applicable experience
includes but is not limited to criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, journalism or investigative
journalism. Additional requirements and qualifications are experience in criminal investigation or
information gathering; excellent writing skills; computer proficiency; ability to communicate and work well
with others; demonstrated interest in criminal justice, commitment to obtaining justice for indigent persons;
and ability to perform each of the tasks associated with this position. Education may be substituted for
some experience. A variety of prior experience, including in non-legal fields, would be helpful.
Applicants must have a driver’s license, access to a car, and appropriate motor vehicle insurance. This
position requires considerable resourcefulness; creativity; initiative and drive; ability to analyze and evaluate
facts, evidence and related information; tact and discretion. This position requires extensive travel,
including overnight and out of state.

Employees of this program may not engage in other full-time employment or litigation assistance for
hire. Minimum salary for this position starts at $53,000, but final salary will depend on experience. This
office provides excellent benefits. To apply, send a letter describing your interest in the position, a resume,
and appropriate references to: Christine A. Freeman, Executive Director, Office of the Federal Defender for
the Middle District of Alabama, 817 S. Court Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104. Do not telephone
regarding the position.

Hiring is dependent on the appropriation of funding and consultation with the funding provider. This
program is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people, regardless
of gender, race, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, English as a second language, religion, or

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