Job Opening: Investigator

Dinolt Becnel & Wells Investigative Group currently has an opening for an Investigator. Our office is committed to improving cultural diversity and inclusion among our colleagues and throughout the community of private investigators. We seek candidates who share our commitment to providing the best representation to our clients. In recruiting members of our team, we welcome the full spectrum of humanity. We embrace the unique contributions that you can bring because of your background, identity, and personal experiences.

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and seek a diverse pool of applicants in terms of race, ethnicity, nation of origin, culture, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, education, opinions, age, languages spoken, veteran status, disability, religion, and socioeconomic circumstance. We are interested in your talent, intelligence, dedication, persistence, and desire to see all people treated fairly and respectfully, no matter the allegation or circumstance. We especially encourage applications from black, indigenous, and people of color, and people from other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

Job Description: Investigators are a critical part of any legal team. They must demonstrate considerable resourcefulness, initiative, creativity, self-motivation, tact, and discretion. Investigators must have the ability to review, analyze and evaluate discovery material, facts and evidence, and ascertain relevant information. Investigators must be able to locate and effectively interview witnesses, victims, experts, and law enforcement personnel; locate and gather records, write and draft reports and other work product; locate, retrieve, and maintain tangible evidence and personal property; prepare and serve subpoenas; locate, visit, and process crime and accident scenes (to include taking photos and videos); have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with individuals in an array of contexts. Investigators will have significant writing responsibilities, including comprehensive reports of witness interviews, case analysis, investigative and mitigation findings. Investigators may need to travel to different venues (domestic, foreign, and occasional overnight travel) in furtherance of investigations. Investigators may need to testify in court.

Minimum requirements: a four-year college degree, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a car and valid driver’s license, a highly ethical character, residence in either the D.C. or Baltimore areas, and at least three years of full-time investigative or other applicable experience. Other applicable experience can include fields like journalism, marketing, and social sciences. Qualified candidates will demonstrate experience conducting research, building rapport, and gathering/documenting information in dynamic and challenging environments.

Preferred Qualifications: proficiency in Spanish, an active Virginia DCJS private investigator registration, and/or a graduate-level degree.

Salary range: $50,000 to $60,000

Our Investigator positions are remote, full-time, and nonexempt. They include company-paid health insurance and a company-contributed retirement account. All candidates must pass a background check. For general information about working as an investigator or private detective, see the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

To Apply: Message us through our Contact page for an email address where you can send you cover letter, resume, and a writing sample.


For general information about working as a private investigator:
Occupational Outlook Handbook


Please email us if you are interested in applying as a private investigator at our firm.