For anyone interested in working as a Capital Habeas Unit Investigator, there is an opening at the Federal Public Defender in Boise, ID. An old friend of the Blawg forwarded the information to me which can be viewed in my Google Docs folder here or you can go to the Federal Defender website to check out other positions and opportunities in other parts of the FD world as well.
Just in case you don't have a PDF reader on your computer (You should be ashamed of yourself) the notice reads:
FEDERAL DEFENDER SERVICES OF IDAHO
CAPITAL HABEAS UNIT
Federal Defender Services of Idaho is accepting applications for an INVESTIGATOR for our Capital Habeas Unit which is located in Boise, Idaho. Our office employs four permanent attorneys, one fellowship attorney, three investigators, three paralegals and full time support staff. Our clients are housed in Boise and Pocatello.
INVESTIGATOR POSITION. We seek an energetic and thoughtful investigator, preferably one with broad capital guilt and penalty phase experience, including experience with scientific evidence, eyewitness and "snitch" interviews, and mental health issues. Strong interviewing, document control and writing skills are required. Computer skills including CaseMap are preferred. Significant travel is required.
SALARY/BENEFITS. Salary based on experience; health coverage; and retirement plan. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER-WOMEN & MINORITIES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
LOCATION. Boise is the capital city and has emerged as a vital city known for its closeness to the outdoors. In addition to having the largest university in the state, Boise is in close proximity to outdoor activities including river sports in the middle of town and a ski resort thirty minutes away.
APPLICATION DEADLINE. June 30, 2010. Submission by electronic means preferred.
SEND APPLICATION TO: (resume, including references, writing sample reflecting investigatory work and cover letter)
Nicole Brown, Branch Administrative Assistant
Federal Defender Services of Idaho
702 W. Idaho Street, Suite 900
Boise, ID 83702
FAX: (208) 331-5559
Email: Deleted to Avoid Spam - CALL the # Above For Email
One of the reasons I call this an opportunity of a lifetime is because CHU positions don't open up frequently (as frequently as regular PDI positions in county government) and the people that are selected for the positions generally have years of experience and the pay (from what I hear) is more than adequate.
Most importantly, for those of us who are interested in being more than spectators in the fight against the death penalty, this is an AWESOME opportunity. If I didn't have so many ties to where I'm at right now, I would consider a move. As it is, I actually check the FD website weekly for any positions in my area.