• Forfeiture Specialist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/6/2019 3:51 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-3067
    Location
    US-VA-Arlington
    Clearance Required
    Yes
    Other Clearance
    Agency Clearance
  • Position Description

    XLA is looking for a Forfeiture Specialist to work onsite at a federal agency in Arlington, VA (metro accessible). The ideal candidate will:

    • Provide expertise in areas of criminal and civil forfeiture.
    • Mentor other less experienced personnel with regards to forfeiture matters.
    • Assisting special agents in pre-seizure analysis of assets to determine which assets meet DOJ minimum monetary net equity thresholds and assisting special agents with pre-seizure planning with representatives of the U.S. Marshals Service.
    • Assisting special agents in debriefs or interviews of witnesses, cooperating defendants, and confidential informants to identify assets for forfeiture.
    • Assisting special agents with the preparation of affidavits in support of asset seizure.
    • Assisting special agents at meetings with Assistant U.S. Attorneys, defense counsel, and other DSS offices and personnel and making notes of important decisions and activities.
    • Reviewing, processing, and analyzing information sufficient to: 1) assist in determining the amount to seek for forfeiture, 2) identify and trace assets during the course of the investigation, and 3) assist the Government in perfecting its interest in the property.
    • Assisting in the location and repatriation of assets that are subject to forfeiture.
    • Identifying the individuals and entities involved in the financial transactions and the financialaccounts, properties, investments, and any other assets held by, or on behalf of, or owned the individuals and entities.
    • Maintaining detailed case documentation and electronic files of financialrecords and documentation gathered and of work products prepared related to the analysis of the financial records and documentation.
    • Provide investigative support to money laundering investigative team.
    • Develop and produce computer generated reports and special data sheets for analysis relative to conducting financial/forfeiture analysis.
    • Prepare general correspondence such as memoranda, letters, reports, electronic messages, requisition forms, and a variety of other DEA, Department of Justice, and other Government forms.
    • Prepare investigative financial charts (bank account links, wire transfer analysis).
    • Log and enter into databases pertinent information gleaned from financial analysis and investigative reports into databases.
    • Gather and prepare statistical data.
    • Utilize tools that aggregate data and facilitate analysis.
    • Provide analytical support and case assessments to DEA priority investigations as determined by OD management; support will include, but not be limited to: FinCEN inquiries, DEA internal database searches, open source database searches, and bank account analysis/processing of grand jury information.
    • Process and organize data (bank statements, financial reports) obtained by the field via the proper legal process in order to provide the field support for executing seizure warrant on said assets.
    • Maintaining detailed case documentation and electronic files of financialrecords and documentation gathered and of work products prepared related to the analysis of the financial records and documentation.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree; AND
    • Minimum of two years’ experience in law enforcement (law enforcement officer, special agent, prosecutor, or otherwise) with specific experience in the field of conducting anti-money laundering investigations and asset forfeiture investigations (issuing grand jury subpoenas, financial analysis, executing financial seizure warrants, correspondent banking, etc.).

     

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