Aug 08, 2019
Forfeiture Support Associates (FSA), LLC is actively seeking a Civil Rights Investigator. The Civil Rights Investigator 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 vulnerable populations. The Civil Rights Investigator will perform all investigative tasks associated with affirmative civil rights matters, including independently conducting interviews and records gathering for open civil rights matters or matters being investigated and/or litigated with the Civil Rights Division. Civil Rights Investigator tasks include: * Plan and conduct investigations to develop and/or verify facts of civil rights cases and complaints, both independently and in consultation with Civil Rights Unit attorneys. Major duties include: * Identifying witnesses and conducting interviews; * Attending on-site visits of respondents' property; * Reviewing documents, photographs, reports, bank records, interview files, computer data, and other produced materials; * Assisting attorneys in formulating investigative plans to identify facts and issues involved in a case, the applicable theories of law, and the scope of the investigation; * Conducting initial intake communication with the public regarding various civil rights complaints, and referring inquiries to applicable community resources, if appropriate; * Establishing and maintaining an effective system of compiling, indexing, and organizing information and its sources; * Reporting facts and findings orally and in writing to attorneys and other staff. * Organize and assist with outreach activities and public presentations on federal civil rights laws and regulations with various community and advocacy groups. * Participate and assist in preparation for settlement negotiations and trial. 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. * Perform a variety of ancillary investigations-related services in direct support of civil rights litigation. Support activities include, but are not limited to, copying, mailing, closing files, and maintaining pleadings. Travel will be required. A Civil Rights Investigator must meet the minimum qualifications: * Bachelor's degree required. Master's preferred. Additional experience can be substituted for advanced degree requirements * Formalized training and certification within a specific expertise/investigative field preferred * Demonstrated experience in managing Civil Rights investigations preferred * Experience managing within a specific investigative field * Demonstrated liaison/coordination skills * Applicant must have extensive knowledge of generally accepted investigative principles, techniques, and procedures. They must be knowledgeable about rules of evidence, and the constitutional rights of individuals. They should 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: * Make contacts, maintain effective work relationships, and gain the confidence and cooperation of others; * Plan and conduct complex investigations; * Devise and improvise methods of meeting investigative goals in an expeditious manner; * Obtain information and develop evidence by observation, interviewing individuals, examining and analyzing records; * Understand and analyze medical, financial, and other reporting information and materials relevant to civil rights enforcement case; * Report facts clearly, accurately, and logically both orally and in writing; * 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. * Applicant must possess a valid driver's license. * Computer Skills: Applicant must have the ability to use MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access or other data bases, MS Power Point, and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Applicant must have a working knowledge of research methods involved in the collection and analysis of data, (GIS information, demographic and economic information) and be able to perform legal research in Lexis/Nexis and /or WestLaw. * The applicant must also have skill in meeting and dealing with people of all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, in a courteous and tactful manner. This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a 7 (or 10) year minimum background investigation. Preference will be given to applicants who have had a background investigation completed within the last five years. Forfeiture Support Associates (FSA), LLC is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote qualiﬁed persons in all job titles without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, HIV status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression and identity), veteran status, family leave status or any protected group status as deﬁned by applicable law.
FSA Federal Newark, NJ, USA Full-Time