Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Legal Investigator

Recruitment #221110-3241AR-001

Introduction

The State of ConnecticutState Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) has the authority to investigate possible violations of the election laws, inspect campaign finance records and reports, refer evidence of violations to the Chief State's Attorney or to the Attorney General, issue advisory opinions and make recommendations to the General Assembly concerning revisions to the state's election laws.  The Commission is also charged with developing and implementing an electronic campaign reporting system (eCRIS) and is now the state campaign finance filing repository for all past and present campaign finance records for party committees, political committees and candidate committees organized for state elections.

We are recruiting for a Legal Investigator.  This position is a 40 hour per week full-time Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.  Must be flexible to meet agency needs.

SEEC offers an excellent salary and offers a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as paid time off! 

Selection Plan

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and specify their qualifications on their application. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date.  The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses.  Please regularly check your email for notifications.  Please check your SPAM and or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.  

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.  Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Charla Vincent, charla.vincent@ct.gov.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of the Attorney General, State Elections Enforcement Commission or Office of State Ethics, this class is accountable for conducting investigations and assisting in the preparation and presentation of criminal and civil actions.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In the Office of the Attorney General, investigates civil and some criminal matters conducted by the legal staff; assists in the preparation and presentation of cases; makes detailed investigations of the circumstances, facts and conditions connected with complaints; searches land titles; conducts legal research; locates individuals; interviews witnesses, complainants, corporate executives and other individuals to obtain information; secures evidence in the form of statements, documents, records, exhibits and photographs; examines, audits and analyzes financial and other records of complex business transactions and corporate structures; researches and compiles economic data concerning industrial and commercial activities; prepares comprehensive reports; prepares affidavits; testifies at hearings and in court; performs related duties as required.
In the State Elections Enforcement Commission, 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.
In the Office of State Ethics, coordinates and conducts investigations for civil and some criminal matters; coordinates and directs field investigations, often in conjunction with other State criminal and civil authorities; interviews witnesses, complainants, respondents and others; subpoenas witnesses; gathers and secures evidence in the form of affidavits, statements, documents, records, exhibits, photographs, electronic data and other media; examines, audits and analyzes financial and other records related to complex business transactions and extensive statutory filings; prepares comprehensive reports for use in administrative and court proceedings; assists other State civil and criminal authorities in preparing State cases for trial; testifies at administrative and civil proceedings for the agency and at other hearings upon request of other civil and criminal authorities; prepares and conducts cases for civil adjudication before Judge Trial Referees and the Office of State Ethics, subject to the Connecticut Rules of Evidence; maintains liaison with Federal, State and local officials and members of the public and their attorneys; conducts legal research; maintains confidentiality of statutorily confidential records; 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Considerable experience with relevant state laws and regulations; 
  • Considerable experience with investigatory methods and techniques; 
  • Considerable experience with rules of evidence and legal processes; 
  • Experience with common business practices; 
  • Experience with financial accounting; considerable interviewing skills; 
  • Considerable oral and written communication skills; 
  • Considerable interpersonal skills; 
  • Experience gathering and interpreting statistical and narrative data; 
  • Experience utilizing computer software.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conclusion

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.