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Date:  May 18, 2023


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Requisition No: 797483 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General


Position Number: 41000384 

Salary:  $49,427 - $52,085 

Posting Closing Date: 06/18/2023 

“This is a re-advertisement. Prior applicants need not re-apply”.


Our Organization and Mission:  The Office represents the State of Florida in state and federal civil and criminal courts, from trial courts to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Pay:  $49,427 - $52,085 annually commensurate with experience

Position Summary:  The Florida Office of the Attorney General is seeking a highly talented, self-motivated, investigative, and analytical minded team member to investigative matters assigned to the Consumer Protection Division.  The Financial Investigator position is a highly responsible investigative position.  The candidate is assigned the lead role and responsibility for developing complex fraud investigations relating to the enforcement of FDUTPA, presenting findings to Assistant Attorneys General, and recommending pursuit of enforcement action.  The Financial Investigator must have adequate experience in identifying and implementing an investigative strategy and is accountable for ensuring that investigative plan is thoroughly pursued through their own efforts and the efforts of support team members. 

The successful candidate must also be able to adequately document not only their case progression and findings, but also to communicate complex violation information in a concise and understandable manner.  This position requires the experience and skills to strategize and lead complex investigations from their inception through their logical conclusion or into litigation with an assigned Assistant Attorney General.  The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating information that often relates to numerous complainants with substantial monetary losses.  Applicants must have adequate experience conducting fraud, financial crimes, economic crimes, white collar crimes, wire and mail fraud, consumer protection, or other complex investigations and presenting complex case findings.

The preferred certifications are Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI), or Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS).  Candidates must have a strong understanding of basic investigative techniques and knowledge of the rules of evidence.  Candidates must have experience in reviewing financial statements, bank documents, and other business documents in the context of evaluating the flags of fraud or determining damages and loss.  Candidates must have knowledge of the theories and methods for tracking the flow of monetary transactions as evidence of a violation.  Candidates must have experience testifying in hearings, depositions, administrative proceedings, and/or trials.  Successful candidates will have experience working as a leader within an investigative team and in working parallel investigations with outside agencies.  The ability to conduct thorough investigations, and to appropriately document findings is imperative.  Candidate should have experience in drafting reports, affidavits, subpoenas, and other representative material to provide findings to an Attorney or to be utilized in court proceedings.  A strong ability to utilize deductive reasoning and to follow leads through their logical conclusion is highly preferred.  Experience in conducting interviews and taking sworn statements is highly sought after.

Qualifications:  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five years of investigative or law enforcement experience conducting criminal, civil, or administrative investigations or examinations, which must include a minimum of two years of experience with financial investigations, financial examinations or analysis or other related financial investigative experience, or complex organized crime or RICO investigative experience.   A master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience. Experience in fraud, RICO, or white-collar investigations; financial investigations, examinations or analysis; or law enforcement may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education. Preference will be given to candidates who possess the Certified Fraud Examiner designation.

Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Certifications: CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CFCI (Certified Financial Crimes Investigator), or CFCS (Certified Financial Crime Specialist)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related field.
  • Experience conducting fraud, financial crimes, economic crimes, white collar crimes, wire and mail fraud, consumer protection, or other complex investigations.
  • Experience in reviewing financial statements, bank documents, and other business documents in the context of evaluating the flags of fraud or determining damages and loss. 

The Work You Will Do:  

  • The selected candidate will provide investigative support and assistance to the Bureau Chief and attorneys, including but not limited to the following duties:
  • Knowledge of basic investigative techniques.
  • Knowledge of the rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of court procedures and requirements.
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding interviews and take statements.
  • Ability to collect and analyze evidence.
  • Ability to use deductive reasoning.
  • Ability to analyze information and determine its validity.
  • Demonstrates a high level of skill identifying leads and pursuing additional evidence and information through its logical conclusion.
  • Ability to conduct complex fraud and/or financial investigations.
  • Ability to Conduct financial investigations in consumer protection cases, including, but not limited to unfair and deceptive trade practices, consumer fraud, asset forfeiture, organized schemes to defraud, and fraud committed through use of the internet or other digital means.
  • Ability to draft case summaries.
  • Ability to draft memorandums of interview.
  • Ability to write accurate investigative reports.
  • Ability to present detailed verbal presentations.
  • Ability to draft complex investigator affidavits reasoning through violations for submission in civil proceedings.
  • Ability to organize and prepare exhibits within investigator affidavits and reports of investigation.
  • Attends depositions, takes sworn statements, gives oaths.
  • Demonstrates a high level of skill developing and implementing an investigative strategy, effectively moving investigations toward appropriate enforcement actions.
  • Responsible for leading an investigative team that may include support personnel to ensure that large investigative projects and/or cases are brought to completion.
  • Ability to identify, understand, and document large and sometime ambiguous organizations, along with representing control and liability potential of different levels of actors.
  • Perform detailed financial analysis representing the flow of monetary transactions and how that information relates to violations that have been identified.  May use software such as CFIS or Excel to assist in this endeavor.
  • Locate and identify concealed profits in trusts, domestic and foreign corporations, banking institutions, real and personal property and any other method or means of concealment.
  • Asset tracing of profits received from unlawful activities through all financial conduits.
  • Ability to brief assigned Assistant Attorneys General on evidence collected, violations identified, and in conducting the appropriate enforcement action which may include litigation in civil court.
  • Demonstrates a high level of skill or experience testifying at court hearings and trials about actions taken while developing inquiries.
  • Ability to assist prosecutors with trial preparations.
  • Strong computer skills leveraging OSINT and SOCMINT items such as internet searches, social media, and public records to develop leads and information to further your assigned inquiries and investigations.
  • Ability to utilize Excel and other software in analyzing trends in complaints, violations of FDUTPA, and tracing monetary transactions.
  • Ability to utilize software such as CFIS, Page Vault, VPNs, Adobe Pro, and the Microsoft Suite with a high degree of skill.
  • During a declared state of emergency, the ability to conduct investigations of price gouging allegations which may include contacting consumers and businesses to identify and resolve complaints, conducting site visits at businesses to obtain statements and evidence, or serve process such as preservation letters and subpoenas.  During the declared state of emergency, this may require working extended hours, weekends, and or during holidays.  This may also involve travel to other affected regions to provide support and assistance in meeting the price gouging enforcement mission of our office.
  • Complete special assignments as may be requested by supervisors or Assistant Attorneys General in a timely fashion, and which may require extended hours and/or travel outside of the worksite.
  • Maintains technical investigative proficiency and high ethical standards.

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance option.
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition waivers.
  • And more!

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  To be considered for the position, all applicants must:

Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc.   In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on the application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained.  NOTE:  Any required experience and/or preferences listed in the advertisement must be verified at the time of application.

  • Ensure that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume.  Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.
  • The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment exercise. 
  • Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months. Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement to be considered for that vacancy.
  • OAG employees are paid biweekly.  All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113, F.S.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:   All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S.  The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.  We hire only U.S. citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

E-VERIFY STATEMENT:   The Office of the Attorney General participates in the U.S. government’s employment eligibility verification program (e-verify).  E-verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the employment eligibility verification form (i-9).

REMINDERS:   Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https: //  If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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