Investigator Position - Orlando Florida

Jan 31, 2017

Federal Public Defender
Middle District of Florida


Position Title:  Investigator                        Position #: 2017-006

Position Location:     Orlando, Florida


Grade / Salary Range:   Salary Dependent Upon experience and Budget Approval, range is $60,210 to 

Requirements. Knowledge of federal and state court systems is a must. A familiarity with Capital 
casework and/or complex federal criminal litigation is a significant asset. Applicants must possess 
excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; a high level of organizational 
skills to gather, maintain, and manage all records in a case; the ability to accurately record and 
report findings of interviews and of the investigation to the responsible attorney and team 
members. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience investigating complex, large 
document, and capital cases, especially in the area of sentencing mitigation.

The position does not require that the applicant be bilingual, but the ability to speak Spanish is 
a plus. An ability to engage in significant travel is required (as is some night and weekend work). 
Above all, applicants must have a strong commitment to providing representational support to 
indigent persons in proceedings under federal criminal law.

Responsibilities. The investigator will play an integral role in the development and support of 
defense theories in complex litigation. This will include the working-up of a client's case from 
arrest, through plea or trial, and into mitigation for sentencing. Applicants must possess 
substantial investigative skills to assist in a team approach to planning and developing litigation 
strategies in criminal cases. Related duties include locating and interviewing witnesses, serving 
subpoenas, photograph/videotape crime scenes and evidence, locating and retrieving documents and 
other tangible evidence, talking to clients and family members and addressing medical and mental 
health issues as necessary. The investigator will use computer software including Casemap, Trial 
director, Summation, Adobe and others for word processing, databases, and graphics in order to 
assist the attorney in developing demonstrative evidence for use in litigation and sentencing 
presentations. It is expected that the investigator will keep current on new developments in 
litigation support technology, recommend additions and modifications to current tools as necessary, 
and testify in court as required. The full position qualifications statements and position 
descriptions are available in this office.

Information for Applicants: Deadline to submit an application is FRIDAY, February 10, 2017

Send cover letter with resume, three professional references, and 3 report writing samples (no more 
than 25 pgs each) of an investigation or mitigation you have done in electronic PDF format by email 
Federal Public Defender
Attn: Martha Lugo, Personnel Administrator
All emailed documents must be in PDF format. Documents emailed in Word/WP, HTML, TIFF or links to 
web sites will not be considered. Phone inquiries can be directed to Ms. Lugo at (813) 514-4215.

The Federal Public Defender’s office is a branch of the U.S. Courts, an Equal Opportunity Employer, 
and operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 3006A, to provide 
indigent defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. This 
is Excepted Service Employment with Federal Government Benefits. Salary is based on experience. 
This position is subject to mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer (Direct Deposit) of federal salary 
payment. Only qualified applicants will be considered for this position. Applicants must be U.S. 
Citizens or eligible to work in and for the United States. Applicants selected for interviews must 
travel at their own expense. This position is subject to a background investigation therefore, the 
successful applicant will undergo a mandatory criminal background check investigation, which will 
include the completion of fingerprint checks. The FDO provides reasonable accommodations to 
applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please notify Ms. Lugo at 
(813) 514-4215. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be made on a case by case basis.

POSTING DATE: January 13, 2017 to January 30, 2017, 5:00 p.m. E.S.T
Re-posted January 30, 2017 to February 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m. E.S.T.