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.
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.
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.
Please apply through our website at: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/FORT-LAUDERDALE-FINANCIAL-INVESTIGATOR-CONSUMER-PROTECTI-41000384-FL-33301/1007005100/