The Georgia Resource Center currently has an opening for an investigator/mitigation specialist. The Resource Center also hosts law students, and on occasion, undergraduate students, during the academic year and summer. Please see the details below for application instructions.
The Georgia Resource Center is accepting applications for an Investigator/Mitigation Specialist to work on legal teams representing people on Georgia’s death row. Entry level applicants are welcome. The Resource Center is also willing to consider attorney applicants who are willing to commit to a split of investigative and legal work.
The Investigator/Mitigation Specialist will develop strong client relationships; lead the life history and crime investigation for GRC clients; work closely with team members to develop an investigative and litigation strategy; create, maintain, review, and digest comprehensive investigative case files; identify and interview crime and mitigation witnesses; develop exhaustive bio-psycho-social histories of our clients and their family members; and other tasks as needed.
- Commitment to racial justice, the dignity of all persons no matter their worst act, and indigent criminal defense;
- Ability to travel (as pandemic conditions allow);
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends;
- Valid driver’s license;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- A high degree of initiative and the ability to engage in creative problem-solving;
- Ability to communicate effectively and establish rapport with clients and witnesses from a variety of backgrounds;
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a team;
- An interest in mental health issues, and in particular trauma, intellectual disability, and mental illness.
- Attorney applicants should be a member of the Georgia Bar or willing to seek admission at the earliest opportunity.
- Bachelor’s Degree and/or a post-graduate degree;
- Prior experience in the criminal legal system, as an impacted individual or as a professional.
Salary & Commitment:
- A three-year commitment is requested. The Resource Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
- The Resource Center also offers a competitive benefits package, including a generous paid time off policy; fully paid medical, dental, and vison insurance premiums; employer contributions to retirement; training and professional development opportunities; and more.
- Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Mary Shellman at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Attorney applicants should provide a writing sample.
- Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to submit an application by February 26, 2021.
The Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer. We recognize the criminal legal system’s disproportionate impact on people of color and seek a diverse workforce to better serve our clients. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or criminal record.
During our 10-week summer program, law students will directly assist GRC staff in all aspects of its work, including visiting clients, interviewing witnesses, compiling life histories, and conducting legal research and writing. Interns often have the opportunity to attend court proceedings, such as state court evidentiary hearings and oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. We seek highly-motivated, creative, and team-oriented students committed to indigent defense and the dignity of all people. Previous experience working with people who have been incarcerated or individuals with mental health issues is a plus.
Applications should be submitted by email to email@example.com. All applications should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references. Applications for summer 2021 internships will be accepted until February 12, 2021, but interns will be hired on a rolling basis beginning in September 2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.