ARC, Inc. is accepting applications on a rolling basis for the Senior Life History Investigator position to work from our Jacksonville, FL office.
The Senior Life History Investigator will lead mitigation investigations on behalf of indigent clients at risk of extreme sentences. The Investigator may be asked to work on various types of cases including those where a sentence of death, life without parole, or decades incarceration is a possible outcome. Cases may originate at the federal or state level, and could be at any stage in proceedings. Regardless of the case characteristics, the Senior Life History Investigator is entrusted with ensuring that clients receive the mitigation investigation they are constitutionally guaranteed.
ARC, Inc. is a growing nonprofit organization dedicated to doing big things. Our team goes above and beyond to ensure that our clients receive the quality defense to which they are entitled. We believe strongly in human dignity and its potential as a force for change in the criminal legal system. We seek to provide our staff members with the compensation, support, and flexibility that will enable them sustain this effort over time. As teammates, we respect each other’s diverse contributions to the work.
ARC, Inc. is neither a private firm nor a government agency. If you are looking for a 9-to-5 job, if you take a checklist-style approach to mitigation, or if you are anything less than 100% committed to the inherent dignity of our clients and the work involved in carrying that message forward, we are not a fit for you.
The salary for this position will be between $58,000 and $68,000. Benefits include an annual contribution of $4,000 toward health and dental coverage (can be applied to our group plan premium or received as a taxed stipend), employer contributions to a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, and reserved parking or a $50/month stipend to defray commuting costs. ARC, Inc. will also cover expenses related to attending training and taking advantage of other professional development opportunities. Our leave policy includes no annual limit on, or pay deductions for, time off. It is our hope that staff members use this time to balance periods that require extensive and sustained work.
Most importantly, we offer the opportunity to work in an environment that acknowledges that your ultimate responsibility is to our clients and that we will provide every support to help meet that commitment. By accepting a position with us, you are committed to creating systemic change and accept the challenges that come with that goal.
The ideal candidate for this position will bring:
The Senior Life History Investigator is a full-time position based in our Jacksonville, FL office. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. The responsibilities of the position include:
As lead investigator on a case
As a member of the ARC, Inc. team
Those wishing to apply for this position should first ensure that they meet the following minimum requirements: a 4-year degree, clear written and oral expression, driver’s license (or ability to obtain one), and familiarity with issues in mental health, mental disability, trauma, racial justice, poverty, and other relevant topics.
Additional qualifications that are preferred but not required include a relevant post-graduate degree, a second language (preferably Spanish), and proficiency with case management programs and software.
This position is required to qualify for a private investigator’s license; if you meet other qualifications but are unsure of your eligibility for a license, you are encouraged to contact our team for further discussion.
Those meeting the minimum requirements should submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a brief (3 – 5 page) writing sample using the form below. Successful applications will convey the applicant’s fit with the position as described and motivation in pursuing mitigation as a career.
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