Senior Civil Rights Investigator at USAO
Atlanta, GA 
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Forfeiture Support Associates (FSA), LLC has an immediate vacancy for a Sr. Civil Investigator. This is a full-time position. As a Senior Civil Rights Investigator you will support our government customer's established affirmative civil rights practice. Affirmative civil rights cases require a distinct skillset and typically require outreach to individual complainants and stakeholders, ongoing consensus building with non-profit and legal aid organizations, as well as excellent communication skills in working with diverse populations.

The Civil Rights Unit at the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia educates the public regarding civil rights laws and investigates and enforces these civil rights laws. The investigator will be assigned cases and matters that vary in scope and complexity and give rise to civil rights actions within the jurisdiction of the USAO.

Responsibilities:
  • Planning and conducting investigations to develop and/or verify facts of civil rights cases and complaints, both independently and in consultation with Civil Rights Unit attorneys.
  • Identifying witnesses and conducting interviews.
  • Attending on-site visits of respondents' property.
  • Reviewing documents, reports, bank records, interview files, computer data, and other material.
  • Assisting attorneys in formulating investigative plans to identify facts and issues, the applicable theories of law, and the scope of the investigation.
  • Fielding and documenting phone calls and questions from members of the public seeking information about the USAOs affirmative civil rights enforcement efforts or from those wishing to file a civil rights complaint.
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective system of compiling, indexing, and organizing information and its sources.
  • Preparing reports and presenting findings orally and in writing to attorneys and other staff.
  • Organizing outreach activities and public presentations on federal civil rights laws and regulations with various community and advocacy groups.
  • Participating and assisting in preparation for settlement negotiations and trials.

Major duties include:

  • Compiling, organizing, and indexing evidence;
  • Managing the presentation of exhibits at settlement negotiations and trial, including preparing narrative summaries, charts, tables, graphs, or other visual aids; and
  • Performing a variety of ancillary investigation-related services in direct support of civil rights litigation. Support activities include, but are not limited to, copying, mailing, closing files, and maintaining pleadings.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's preferred. Additional experience can be substituted for advanced degree requirements
  • Applicant must possess extensive knowledge of generally accepted investigative principles techniques, and procedures.
  • Also, applicants must be knowledgeable about the rules of evidence, and the constitutional rights of individuals. Additionally, the applicant must be able to recognize, develop, and present evidence that reconstructs events, sequences, and time elements and establishes relationships, responsibilities, and liability in a manner that meets the requirements of law.
  • Applicant must have the ability to (1) make contacts, maintain effective work relationships, and gain the confidence and cooperation of others; (2) plan and conduct complex investigations; (3) devise and improvise methods of meeting investigative goals in an expeditious manner; (4) obtain information and develop evidence by observation, interviewing individuals, examining and analyzing records; (5) understand and analyze financial, billing, and other reporting information and materials relevant to civil rights enforcement case; (6) report facts clearly, accurately, and logically both orally and in writing; and (7) cope with unusual demands or situations, make responsible decisions on short notice and adapt to unexpected developments.
  • Applicant must have a reputation for trustworthiness, integrity, sound judgment, and unquestioned loyalty to the United States
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Public Trust Security Access

This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a 7 (or 10) year minimum background investigation.


We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment and random substance abuse testing.
Visit us on the Web at: www.forfeituresupport.com

 

Job Summary
Company
FSA
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
Open
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