The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) is currently accepting applications for a Legal Investigator. This position is accountable for conducting investigations and assisting in the preparation and presentation of criminal and civil actions.
This is a full time (40 hour per week Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.) position located at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford. The selected candidate must be flexible to meet agency needs and have a current driver's license as this position may require travel.
All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission. Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Lateisha Rainey at FOIC.HR@ct.gov or (860)256-3957.
This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
In the State Elections Enforcement Commission Division, coordinates and conducts State and municipal investigations for criminal and civil cases; coordinates and directs large-scale field investigations with State and local enforcement officials; conducts field investigations; interviews witnesses, complainants and other individuals to obtain information or evidence; obtains affidavits, subpoenas witnesses, gathers evidence and prepares comprehensive reports for use in administrative hearings and court proceedings; assists the State's Attorney's Office in preparing the State's case for trial; testifies at criminal proceedings; prepares and conducts cases for civil adjudication before the Commission or hearing officer; inspects voting machines election documents and reviews procedures on investigation of contested elections; maintains liaison with Federal, State and local officials and with members of the public and their attorneys; conducts legal research; provides technical assistance relating to campaign financing; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of investigatory methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of rules of evidence and legal processes; knowledge of common business practices; knowledge of financial accounting; considerable interviewing skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable ability to gather and interpret statistical and narrative data; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of investigatory experience in law enforcement, insurance claims, or a closely related field.
NOTE: Investigatory experience is defined as employment primarily involved with systematically reviewing and searching written data and material, conducting personal interviews and performing surveillance of persons or events to gather information necessary to discover, identify and prosecute civil or criminal violations of the law.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in law enforcement, public safety administration, business administration or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in public safety administration, criminal justice or a closely related field or a Law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicles Operator’s license.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.