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FINANCIAL INVESTIGATOR-ECONOMIC CRIMES - 41000930

Date: Sep 5, 2017

Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32207

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Requisition No: 18499 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: FINANCIAL INVESTIGATOR-ECONOMIC CRIMES - 41000930

Position Number: 41000930 

Salary:  $39,000 - $49,000 

Posting Closing Date: 09/25/2017 

INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT:  The Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs (OAG) is a pre-eminent, constitutional office, which serves as the chief lawyer to all state agencies and provides legal protections for Floridians against fraud and through the enforcement of the state’s laws. The OAG, is a cabinet agency in the executive branch of Florida state government.

 

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 your application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, part-time employment, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained.  Applicants who do not provide all information necessary to qualify, will not be considered for this position.

Verify 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 Florida Statutes.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in a related field and five years of professional experience conducting law enforcement or civil financial investigations or other related investigative experience. A masters degree in a related field from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience. Professional or nonprofessional experience in law enforcement or civil investigations 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.

 

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is in the Consumer Protection Division.

The North Florida Bureau of the Consumer Protection Division is seeking a Financial Investigator with a proven track record related to investigating complex financial crimes and fraud. This position involves the investigation of violations of Florida Statute Chapter 501, Part II, also known as Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, as well as Florida Statute 895, and includes civil enforcement powers of the Office of the Attorney General under those statutes. The North Florida Bureau covers the Counties of Escambia, Washington, Calhoun, Gadsen, Madison, Suwanee, Santa, Rosa, Holmes, Liberty, Leon, Taylor, Gilchrist, Okaloosa, Bay, Franklin, Wakulla, Dixie, Levy, Walton, Jackson, Gulf, Jefferson , Hamilton, Lafayette, Clay, Putnam, Bradford, Duval, Alachua, Union, Nassau, Flagler, Baker, St. Johns, and Columbia.

The desired candidate will have five (5) or more years of experience conducting complex civil or criminal investigations. The desired candidate will also have experience conducting fraud investigations, white collar crime investigations and/or investigations of business entities or other large organizations. This position is for a financial investigator, which means that the investigations will focus on locating assets and individuals. The desired candidate should be able to demonstrate an ability to successfully take an investigation from the initial stages through resolution.  Candidate must be a team player and be able to work closely with the guidance of an Assistant Attorney General. Candidate will also work with other legal staff such as paralegals and investigative analysts. Candidate must have a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  Candidate must be available to work extended hours and travel with little notice on occasion as a result of a routine investigation or during a declared state of emergency.

This position involves independent work coordinating and carrying out the investigative functions of the Consumer Protection Division for the Office of the Attorney General. This is a highly responsible position necessitating the ability to perform the major portion of the duties assigned with a minimum amount of supervision.

 

The desired candidate will have the following skills and experience:  

- Provide investigative support and assistance to the Bureau Chief, Investigator Supervisor and attorneys.

- Review and evaluate consumer complaints to determine if a violation of Florida law exists.

- Prepare documents, exhibits, schedules, reports and other pertinent information for use in cases litigated in courts of law. 

- Prepare reports to attorneys and discuss cases with attorneys, review affidavits and help prepare for the examination of witnesses. 

- Attend depositions, take sworn statements, administer oaths and interview witnesses.  Aid in the development of computer generated charts and graphics.  Input statistical data into computers and aid in design of specific computer programs.

- Asset tracing of profits received from unlawful activities through all financial conduits.

- Aid in the drafting of investigative subpoenas, pleadings, affidavits, and discovery requests. Draft inquiries for information to other law enforcement agencies, as well as responding to requests for information.

- Testify in court hearings, trials and depositions regarding investigations for which they conducted.

- Assist in the presentation of testimony in litigation and courts of law pertaining to financial investigations regarding evidence obtained.

- Assist and advise attorneys and law enforcement agents in the preparation of economic crimes cases.

 

The candidate should be proficient in the following areas:

-       Use of Microsoft Excel to further an investigation
-       Use of Microsoft Excel to track financial and banking information
-       Professional writing compiling reports and affidavits
-       Interviewing complainants and witnesses
-       Collecting evidence, especially documents and digital evidence
-       Testifying in court proceedings
-       Strong time management and organizational skills
-       Case management and ability to develop multiple investigations at the same time
-       Self-starter, ready to identify new cases and able to develop assigned cases for litigation
-       Strong desire to protect consumers and resolve consumer complaints

-       Review and evaluate consumer complaints to determine if a violation of Florida law exists.

 

SPECIAL NOTES

Starting salary commensurate with legal training and experience.

 

Experience in civil or criminal fraud investigations strongly preferred. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and handle dozens of investigations at the same time. Preference will be given to those candidates who possess a Certified Fraud Examiner designation, or have a degree in Criminal Justice or a related discipline. Preference will also be given to those candidates who performed in a civil or criminal investigation organization. Candidates must be available to work extended hours and travel with little notice during a declared state of emergency, and on occasion as a result of a routine investigation.

 

***In order to be considered for the position, applicant responses to qualifying questions must be verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application in the description of Duties And Responsibilities areas for current or prior employment. 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 and/or oral interview.  A writing sample (i.e., financial report, memo, etc.) may be requested prior to initial interview.
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 in order 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 Florida Statutes.

 

VETERAN RECRUITMENT STATEMENT:   The OAG values the service provided by veterans and their families and supports the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.  Applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply, pursuant to chapter 295, Florida statutes.  However, applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, dd form214 member copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by rule 55a-7, Florida administrative code.  All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  For information on the supporting documentation required, click here .  If you have trouble attaching the documentation, contact our HR office at 850-414-3900.

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITY/ADA STATEMENT:   The OAG supports the employment of individuals with disabilities and encourages them to seek employment within our agency. If you need an accommodation because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to participate in the application process, please notify the people first service center at 877-562-7287.  If you need accommodation during the selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

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 Services 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: //www.sss.gov.

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.  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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