Applying for an Entry Level Investigator Position
We are not accepting applications for entry-level investigator positions at this time.


Openings for available investigator positions throughout the State are posted on this webpage and, on occasion, in local newspapers. If a position is posted, please direct your cover letter, resume and references to the Investigator Contact in the office where the opening is posted.

The general hiring classification of Investigator is for entry-level and developing Investigators. Investigators at this level perform investigative work under supervision of more experienced investigators and attorneys. Investigators are expected to develop fundamental skills in their performance, and become proficient in managing all aspects of their assignments and caseload. Investigators must demonstrate an ability to successfully work with attorneys, clients, colleagues, and other legal professionals. Investigators must demonstrate compassion and desire to advocate on behalf of the poor.

General duties include the ability to learn and develop skills in organizing and preparing case files. Working on all phases of investigation for misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony cases, including but not limited to; interviewing, serving subpoenas, report writing, locating and collecting records, coordinating witnesses, and testifying. Investigator candidates should possess knowledge and implementation of digital audio and video recording devices, as well as use of other cameras, recorders, and standard computer and office equipment, measuring tools, maps, internet sources.

Qualified applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and access to a working vehicle. Positions in this class typically require a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, social sciences, or other degree directly related to the investigative field. The hiring salary is typically set at the minimum of the pay range for the entry-level Investigator.

Many of OSPD offices provide opportunities for investigator internships. Applicants seeking an investigator internship should contact the Investigator Contact of the regional office they want to apply. Investigator internships are un-paid internships that must be affiliated with an accredited institution.


The Office of the Colorado State Public Defender provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or other protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.