ACE Investigator

Albany, NY

Posted: 04/01/2022 Job Number: JN -042022-14440 Division: Government/DOD

Job Description

Affirmative Civil Enforcement Investigator

Salary: Up to $60K
Location: Albany, NY
Industry: DoD - Supporting USAO
Clearance: Ability to obtain public trust

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field with at least seven (7) of experience; additional experience accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Ability to pass a favorable, completed "sensitive" background investigation, Risk Level 4, SSBI.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • U.S. Citizenship. Must have lived in the United States three of the last five years immediately prior to start of performance on this contract/order/call, and/or worked for the United States overseas in a federal or military capacity, and/or be a dependent of a federal or military employee serving overseas.
  • Possess a wide variety of skills/abilities in investigating violations of local, state and federal law.
  • Working knowledge of current research and investigative techniques including the use of commercial databases and other sources of information.
  • Experience in interviewing potential witnesses.
  • Computer skills: Applicant must have the ability to use MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access or other data bases, Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  • Travel within the District may be necessary to interview witnesses, serve Civil Investigative Demands, obtain documents and testify at hearings or trials. Some other travel may be necessary for training and special projects.
  • In conjunction with the assigned attorney's direction determines applicable administrative statutory and regulatory law, and identifies possible violations or causes of action.
  • Develops an understanding of applicable federal, state or local laws to the extent necessary to make sound decisions on direction and scope of investigations and case development.
  • In conjunction with the assigned attorney's direction, she/he decides upon the most effective methods for planning, scheduling, and conducting investigations, and identifies required resources.
  • Provides specialized skills and investigative analysis relevant to violations of local, state and federal law. Identifies sources of information.
  • Initiates contacts with federal, state and local agency/officials, and other organizations and individuals related to the subject of investigation, to gather facts, obtain statements, learn sequences of events obtain explanations and otherwise advance investigative objectives.
  • Prepares draft subpoenas or Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) for testimony, documents and written discovery, and other forms of requests for information, and serves the approved instrument.
  • Examines financial records, corporate documents, books, ledgers, payrolls, cost reports, billing statements, invoices, correspondence, computer data and other records pertaining to the transactions, events, or allegations under investigation.
  • Establishes and/or verifies relationships of all facts and evidence obtained or presented to confirm authenticity of documents, corroborate witness statements, and otherwise build proof necessary for successful litigation.
  • Secures the storage, preservation, organization, filing and indexing of voluminous documentary evidence.
  • Uses electronic databases to identify assets, verify employment and conduct financial analysis to ensure ability to collect monetary penalties.
  • Prepares interim and final reports on progress of investigations for use by supervisory attorneys. Includes significant findings and conclusions, recommendations for additional investigative actions and candid assessments of strengths and weaknesses of witnesses, documentary evidence or other aspects of the case.
  • Prepares summaries and digests of pertinent data, depositions and other transcripts, compiles indexes, assists in the creation of charts, graphs, videotapes and other audio-visual materials for use by attorneys for motions, depositions, and in mediations and trials.
  • Provides advice to attorneys on selection of witnesses and ensures their attendance through subpoena or otherwise.
  • Testifies in court regarding investigations, as required.


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