Civil Rights Investigator in Los Angeles, CA at PAE

Date Posted: 9/27/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/27/2020

Job Description

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Civil Rights Investigator

PAE is seeking a Civil Rights Investigator to plan and conduct investigations, develop and/or verify facts of civil rights cases and complaints, both independently and in consultation with Civil Rights Section attorneys.

Major duties include: 

  • Identifying and building rapport with witnesses; conducting interviews; preparing draft declarations based upon witness interviews. 
  • Attending on-site visits of respondents’ property; 
  • Reviewing documents, reports, 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 appropriate community resources, if appropriate; 
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective system of compiling, indexing, and organizing information and its sources; and 
  • Preparing reports and presenting findings orally and in writing to attorneys and other staff. 
  • Assist in organizing 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 to 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 coordinating the appearances of witnesses. 
  • Performs 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. 
  • Work may also occur at alternative work locations such as a Federal agency or State government offices, business premises associated with investigation, or location conducive to conducting witness interviews. 
  • Telework may be authorized, but requires Contracting Officer (CO) approval. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance.
  • At least two (2) years of specialized experience supporting civil rights investigations. 
  • Bachelors Degree in related field required; Juris Doctor helpful
  • Fluent in spoken and written Spanish. 
  • Must possess extensive knowledge of generally accepted investigative principles, techniques, and procedures. 
  • 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. 
  • Must be a self-starter, and must have demonstrated professional interest in and commitment to civil rights. 
  • Must have a reputation for trustworthiness, integrity, and sound judgment. 
  • Must have the ability to use MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word and Adobe Acrobat Professional. 
  • Must have a working knowledge of research methods involved in the collection and analysis of data, and have some working knowledge concerning how to perform legal research and track cases in Lexis/Nexis and /or WestLaw. 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills are extremely important. The Investigator must work and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of staff and public. Investigator must have the ability to meet established deadlines and work as a team player in a professional office. The investigator must also have skill in meeting and dealing with people of all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds in a courteous and tactful manner. Personal contacts occur at a broad variety of locations in the community, in structured and unstructured settings, with or without direction from an attorney. The ideal investigator would possess a warm and welcoming demeanor to help facilitate disclosure of sensitive information by vulnerable complainants.
  • Local travel may be required to complete tasks associated with the civil rights investigation process. 

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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