Criminal Investigator II – Consumer Fraud

Details

Section:
Consumer Protection
Position Number:
LAA 00045
Salary Range:
$6,800.00 - $7,800.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Monday, May 23, 2022, 11:59 pm
FLSA:
7K
Work Unit:
Consumer Protection
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Employment Type:
Full-Time
Position Type:
Classified

The DOL is currently offering a sign-on bonus for new criminal investigator hires of $2,000.
Sign-On bonuses will be paid based on the following timeline:
$1000.00 – Time of hire
$1000.00 – Time of certification (typically 12 months after hire)

The Consumer Protection (CP) Section is seeking an experienced criminal investigator to work with a team dedicated to protecting Colorado consumers from fraud and other unfair and deceptive practices, as well as price fixing, monopolization and other unlawful market manipulations. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of complex cases and collaborate with collegial group of attorneys and paralegals dedicated to an important and fulfilling mission. Your casework will have a valuable impact on the community while also offering work-life balance. If you’re interested in joining a dynamic team of public servants, apply today!

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

The work of the Investigations Unit in the Consumer Protection Section involves a hybrid of criminal and civil law enforcement. The Unit conducts investigations of unlawful conduct on a statewide basis, often coordinating with other law enforcement and regulatory agencies within Colorado and outside of the State, including County District Attorneys, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Unit supports complaint triage and case development as primary functions and provides training and technical assistance to other law enforcement agencies and promotes and participates in a variety of consumer outreach and educational efforts.

The Criminal Investigator II will evaluate and follow-up on consumer complaints that come to the DOL through various channels but primarily though www.stopfraudcolorado.com. The position conducts investigations of consumer fraud and violations of other Consumer Protection Laws, analyzes intake and referral information to determine the existence of Consumer Protection violations, scope and pattern of unlawful activity, and direction of the investigation before making recommendations about next steps.
Duties include:

  • Identifies and investigates violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act and several other state statutes related to consumer protection and economic crime
  • Evaluates legal violations and testimony in support of enforcement actions
  • Compiles data by collecting documentary evidence, examining records, executing subpoenas/search warrants, reviewing electronic data (including online), and rearranging data into a useable format, such as spreadsheets and databases
  • Writes and organizes comprehensive reports of investigations, affidavits, warrants and victim/witness/suspect statements. Independently or in collaboration with team members prepares charts, PowerPoints, spreadsheets, and graphs which reflect the information obtained during an investigation
  • Serves as an advisory witness in Preliminary Hearings, Motions Hearings, and Court Trials, including assisting the assigned CP Attorney/Prosecutor to fully prepare for litigation by organizing the case for presentation, including testifying, preparing exhibits and witnesses
  • Assembles evidence for case development and prosecution through evidentiary hearings and trial
  • Provides investigative, supervisory and logistical assistance on assigned cases, leads a team including but not limited to, other investigators, paralegals, program assistants, forensic accountants, and provides assistance to local, state and federal agencies
  • Focuses the effort between and among law enforcement agencies in multi-jurisdictional investigative projects agency law enforcement partners.
  • Serves as a specialized expertise for other law enforcement and regulatory agencies
  • Provides instructional services, technical advice and training to other governmental agencies

Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

This recruitment may also be used to fill other Criminal Investigator II positions at the Department of  Law

 

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR
 
Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution  AND
  • Two years as a fulltime sworn detective or sworn criminal investigator at the felony level for a government law enforcement agency as the main function of your job AND
  • Must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified at the time of application (see “Conditions of Employment”  below for more information)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with complex criminal and compliance cases, determining investigation strategy, assembling evidence for case development and prosecution through evidentiary hearings and trial
  • Knowledge and experience investigating consumer fraud or financial investigations
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Ability to compile and evaluate data using spreadsheets, databases or other tools
  • Experience with on-line research and background assessment tools
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent judgment and decision making
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Substitutions:  Professional investigative experience as a sworn detective or criminal investigator at the felony level for a government law enforcement agency, will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Candidates must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified at the time of application. In accordance with C.R.S. §24-31-303 (5)(a) and (b), applicants must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified, including the requirement of completing a physical and psychological evaluation (if it has been more than three years since a physical and psychological evaluation has been conducted).  Following a conditional job offer, but prior to appointment, a candidate not meeting the requirement of C.R.S. §24-31-303(5)(b) will be subject to a physical and psychological evaluation to determine fitness to serve as a peace officer. Must be proficient with a handgun.
  • Applicants must pass a thorough criminal and personal background check, including a review of the personnel file from prior employment.
  • Position may be required, sometimes on short notice, to work outside of regular business hours, including possible early mornings, evenings, weekend, and overnight assignments as necessary to conduct fast-paced investigations, execute search warrants, and prepare for trial.
  • Position must have a valid CO driver’s license and may be required to travel within and outside the State of Colorado.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.
    Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

 

Please view the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.