Investigative Research Assistant @ The Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG)

Posting Closing Date: 09/09/2018

INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs (OAG) is a pre-eminent,

constitutional office, which serves as the chief lawyer to all state agencies and provides legal protections for Floridians

against fraud and through the enforcement of the state’s laws. The OAG, is a cabinet agency in the executive branch of

Florida state government.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be considered for the position all applicants must:

Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying, such as dates of service, the reason for

leaving, etc. In addition, all applicants must ensure all employees and/or detailed information about work

experience is listed on your application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work,

internships, part-time employment, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained. Applicants who do not

provide all information necessary to qualify, will not be considered for this position.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in law enforcement, investigative work, human relations, regulatory inspections,

social work, personnel, education, counseling, affirmative action (AA), equal employment opportunity (EEO), claims adjusting, accounting, auditing, real estate, mortgage

banking, resource protection, land appraisal work, land use planning or consulting, land acquisition, one of the physical or natural sciences, or in working in the juvenile

or adult criminal justice system.

Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


This position is in the Consumer Protection Division.

The Consumer Protection Division is tasked with protecting the consumers of the state of Florida and legitimate

business interests from unfair and deceptive trade practices, inclusive of Internet fraud and Internet business practices.

Examples of the type of work to be conducted include, but are not limited to:

• Assist in the investigation and analysis of internet fraud and consumer protection issues.

• Assist in the research, collection, and analysis of investigation information in furtherance of case development.

• Assist in the review and analysis of web and mobile based technologies, websites, electronic documents, and

other investigative materials.

• Assist in contacting consumers and obtaining statements/affidavits in furtherance of case development.


Preference will be given to candidates who possess strong computer science experience with an interest in Internet fraud and consumer protection.

Candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

– Strong computer and technology skills;

– Strong verbal and writing skills;

– Ability to work well in a team atmosphere;

– Ability to follow written/verbal instructions and meet deadlines on a daily basis.

This is a temporary OPS position, paid on an hourly basis with no paid leave or insurance benefits. This position requires a background investigation

including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(1), F.S. Submission of a State of Florida employment application required. Anticipated starting salary:

$12 – $15 per hour, commensurate with training and experience.

Potential applicants may log-in to Florida’s People First website to submit their resumes, applications, and supporting documents. See