Last Updated February 19, 2014:
The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center is seeking a talented researcher with terrific public speaking skills to join our multidisciplinary staff. The Center conducts research, training, and consultation on various types of targeted violence (e.g., attacks on government facilities/officials, educational institutions) and is a leader in the development of effective threat assessment and investigative techniques. The applicant’s main responsibilities would include conducting research; developing briefings and training materials, as well as delivering such presentations; and producing high quality products for diverse audiences to enhance their abilities in the area of threat assessment.
Please share this announcement with individuals who may be interested. U.S. citizenship is a requirement. The job announcement may be viewed at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361635700.
Michelle Keeney, J.D., Ph.D.
Chief, National Threat Assessment Center
Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division
U.S. Secret Service
PIP Mission: The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is an innocence effort dedicated to exonerating those who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit, and preventing innocent people from being convicted.
Position Overview: The Staff Investigator is responsible for conducting and overseeing all investigations at various stages during the review and litigation process. The position will be available starting in May 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience.
1. Minimum 1 year of investigation experience required, preferably in defense investigations.
2. BA/BS preferred.
3. Must be willing to travel throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states (including prisons).
4. Must have a reliable car.
5. Must pass a thorough criminal background check.
6. Background in forensics, criminal justice, and/or social work preferred.
7. Notary Public and Spanish speaking candidates a plus.
Applications: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. Electronic mail is preferred – firstname.lastname@example.org. U.S. mail address is The Pennsylvania Innocence Project, 1719 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
2. Volunteer/Student Involvement: Assist students with questions about their cases and/or writing their reports. Review and edit investigative reports written by clinical and volunteer students/attorneys. Assist staff attorney with student cases assignments. Must be willing to mentor students who are interest in learning investigative techniques.
3. Litigation: Assist staff attorney and legal director with hearings (review filings, prep witnesses, serve subpoenas, provide transportation to witnesses, and attend hearings). Must be willing to sign affidavits/certifications to support court filings and testify if necessary.
JP Morgan Chase needs to hire “hundreds” of investigators over the next couple of years for its Anti-Money Laundering task force. They are interested in hiring recent UD graduates, including but certainly not limited to criminal justice majors, for entry level positions. The two representatives from JPMC said that some knowledge of finance or criminal investigation would be helpful, but the skills they emphasized were “higher order thinking,” “analytical,” “think on their feet,” “street smarts,” “attention to detail,” and “natural curiosity.”