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CASE INVESTIGATIVE ASSISTANT

  • 500278
  • PHOENIX
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)
  • Full-time

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

 

CASE INVESTIGATIVE ASSISTANT

ATTORNEY GENERAL (DEPT OF LAW)

Job Location:

Address:  PHOENIX

Posting Details:

Salary: $31,110-$45,000 

Grade: 18

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Special Investigations Section is seeking a Case Investigative Assistant. As a Case Investigative Assistant, the position will:
1. Use computer and writing skills to produce reports, memoranda, letters, and analytical products and have knowledge of investigative policies, operations, and procedures related to civil and criminal investigations.
2. Provide professional level criminal analytical research, analysis and reporting in the investigation and prosecution of complex fraud cases.
3. Have knowledge of the operations of law enforcement/commercial databases/social media and other available sources of investigative information, and knowledge of the principles of computer technology in the development of investigative databases and database management. Review and analyze investigative records, including financial records, and prepare investigative reports; create spreadsheets; use of data and link analysis in fraud detection.
4. Gather background information on claimants using the local law enforcement criminal records system, public records databases, and Federal law enforcement databases and uses it to prepare background reports.
5. Assist investigators by running record checks, criminal history checks, social media, vehicle checks, making phone calls, and verifying addresses and phone numbers, etc.

The Case Investigative Assistant will also be required to:
1. Assist with applicant fingerprinting, vehicle record management and maintenance.
2. Establish and maintain administrative and investigative files and records, and dispose of files in accordance with records retention instructions.
3. Prepare copies of reports and exhibits for criminal, civil, and/or administrative action and transcribes tapes, memos, letters, etc.
1. 4. The position will require the use of various computer programs used to obtain confidential law enforcement information as well as other equipment for storage and retrieval of confidential data. Position will input data into Legal Files Case Management System, the BEAST Evidence Management System, various Access databases and perform a multitude of complex special projects for the Law Enforcement Administrator and Special Agents.
4. Assist in tracking fiscal year budget allocations and expenditures for travel, training, supplies, communications, printing, equipment, contracts, and miscellaneous expenses within area of responsibility.
5. Prepares monthly statistical information.

Job Duties:

• Performs analytical services including preparing written and verbal reports, testifying, assist/conduct complex investigations and communicate with attorneys and agents. Transcribe and proofread transcripts for various confidential investigative files.
• Conducts data analysis in complex major fraud cases, reviews computer analysis of financial records, public records and third party records. Operates ACJIS/NCIC to gather criminal history background as well as DES reports, CLEAR and TLO to compile investigative results by use of law enforcement databases.
• Fingerprint potential employees and complete criminal background histories.
• Assists with SIS Intern program in implementation and maintenance of training manual. Participates in hiring and interview process. Assist with orientation of all new SIS interns.
• Confer with supervisor, case agent and attorneys to discuss findings of investigation and how to proceed further. Assist on Special Projects for administrative staff and Special Agents.
• Attend meetings with other agencies concerning ongoing and new joint investigations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Familiarity of principles and practices of auditing, accounting, examination and reporting techniques of financial institutions and/or enterprises; Federal and State laws, rules and regulations as they pertain to financial institutions and/or enterprises. Knowledge of personal computers, software applications and computerized products as they relate to data collection systems and processes; legal principles and practices appropriate to work assignment; investigative procedures, techniques, and reporting; office procedures; and financial institution industry standards and practices such as knowledge in analyzing bank records. Knowledge of the Arizona criminal and civil statutes with an emphasis on money laundering statutes, and law enforcement database applications such as COPLINK.
• Must be skilled in compiling, organizing and analyzing data. Able to apply auditing and accounting methods and techniques in the interpretation and analysis of financial data; apply and interpret considerably complex Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to financial institutions; use of personal computer and computerized products in performing analysis; good verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal relationships; ability to work as team leader or independently; ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information; and the ability to work well under pressure . Skilled in communicating data information to others orally or through spreadsheet format. Use of strong time management skills.
• Ability to find, collect, preserves and evaluates compiled information to determine the validity and applicability of the information / data. Ability to work independently and with a team, and be self-motivated; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgement in prioritizing work assignments; ability to comprehend, interpret, analyze and make inferences from complex written documents and oral communications. Ability to deal with the public using the appropriate tact, resourcefulness, and alertness.
• Ability to make decisions regarding sequence and priority of assigned tasks.

Selective Preference(s):

Experience in management of law enforcement data, information, intelligence, data or related analytical field. Preference given to individual with experience working with law enforcement personnel and knowledge of criminal justice.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.

Benefits:

The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at humanresources@azag.gov.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.