August 31, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


The Clark County Public Defender's Office is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Investigator I/II- Public Defender position. This position performs a variety of field service and legal investigative work involving defense and disposition of criminal matters in the Public Defender's Office and performs related work as assigned.


Investigator I: $25.29 - $39.16 Hourly
Investigator II: $27.29 - $42.28 Hourly

The Investigator I is a training underfill position, upon successful completion of the training program the successful candidate will be non-competitively promoted to Investigator II.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive Eligibility list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months at either level or may be extended as needed by Human Resources.

Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the selection process.
Education and Experience:

Investigator I (Public Defender) - Equivalent to an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Science, Social Workor related field AND two (2) years of full-time experience in performing investigations or in sworn law enforcement duties.

Investigator II (Public Defender) - In addition to the above, one (1) year of full-time experience in performing criminal investigations in a public agency.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
Discovers the location of witnesses and other persons involved in various legal situations by using various tracing methods such as contacting law enforcement agencies, utilities, credit services, other governmental agencies, friends and family members; takes statements from victims, witnesses, defendants and others connected to a specific case; requests, receives and reviews information regarding law enforcement investigations, including laboratory data, police reports, photographs and other materials pertinent to cases being investigated; analyze reports to identify relevant legal issues; locates and serves subpoenas, compelling orders, orders to show cause and other legal documentation to individuals, partnerships and corporations; conducts detailed, independent investigations under the direction of an attorney, to ensure that each assigned defendant is receiving fair treatment under the judicial system; transports individuals involved with cases and witnesses; records and maintains chain of evidence and transports to evidence storage location; photograph, sketch and reconstruct crime scenes; testifies in court as required; provides information to the public over the telephone and in person regarding rules and regulations relating to the investigative area to which assigned; maintains accurate records of cases and service; and prepares investigative and administrative reports as required. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its clients by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work. Drives a personal or County motor vehicle to visit sites under investigation and transport witnesses and others.
Mobility to work in a typical public safety setting, including stamina to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time and operate a motor vehicle; strength to restrain and/or eject individuals; vision to use standard office equipment and to read printed materials including a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Accommodations may be made for some of the physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Come Make a Difference and Join the Clark County Family where we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Flexible Schedules including 4/10 options
  • More Money in Your Pocket
    • 100% Employer Paid Defined Benefit Retirement
    • No Social Security Deduction
    • No State Income Taxes

Two Employer Sponsored Health Plans Offered - Choice of PPO or EPO (hybrid of HMO)

  • Medical - Employer pays 90% of premium
    • Pharmacy Benefits (30, 90-day retail or mail order fills)
    • 24/7 Telephone Advice Nurse - no employee cost
    • Teledoc, Doctoroo, and Dispatch Health

Retiree insurance - eligible after 5 years of service Dental Vision Life Insurance - Employer Paid AD&D - Employer Paid Long Term Disability - Employer Paid Generous Leave Accruals that include:

  • 13Paid Holidays includinga Floating Birthday Holiday
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave

Other leave options

  • Catastrophic Leave
  • Parental Leave - Up to 90 days

Wide Variety of Voluntary Benefits that include

  • Guardian - Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Trustmark - Permanent Life Insurance benefits and long-term care.
  • Sunlife Financial - Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
  • TASC - Flexible Spending Account - FSA & Dependent Day Care Debit Card Available
  • Morgan Stanley - Deferred Compensation Plan

Employee Assistance Program Onsite Fitness Center - $12/month*Benefits vary and are subject to change depending on assignment, hiring organization and bargaining unit.

Closing Date/Time: 9/12/2023 5:01 PM Pacific

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