ACE Fraud Investigator

West 4th Strategy
 Albany, NY


We need an experienced Fraud Investigator to work within the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) program for the U.S. Attorneys Office (USAO) Northern District of New York (NDNY). The ACE Program uses federal civil enforcement laws to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in federal programs, and to pursue enforcement actions against those who violate federal environmental and civil rights laws. Cases characteristically involve complex financial and regulatory issues and schemes giving rise to civil action. This is a full-time opportunity. We can offer job security and stability, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.

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  • Conduct thorough and systematic investigations relating to civil actions or administrative violations
  • Handle cases independently, as lead agent or as a team member
  • Plan and conduct investigations of a highly complex and difficult nature
  • Perform quantitative, qualitative, or other analysis of relevant facts
  • Manage complex investigations from beginning to end
  • Attend and conduct intake meetings, background research, and summarizing findings for AUSAs
  • Document investigative findings and recommendations
  • Identify anomalies or other red flags in complex data
  • Build proactive investigations and triage existing investigations
  • Develop an understanding of the civil False Claims Act, the Controlled Substances Act, and other laws
  • Make sound decisions on direction and scope of investigations and case development
  • Establish investigative plans for gathering evidence in investigations
  • Provide specialized skills and investigative analysis relevant to violations of federal law
  • Communicate with federal, state, and local officials, and other organizations and individuals related
  • Gather facts, obtain statements, learn sequences of events, obtain explanations, and advance investigation
  • Prepare draft subpoenas for testimony, documents and written discovery, and other forms of requests for information, and serves the approved instrument
  • Examine financial records, computer data and other records pertaining to the transactions, events, or allegations
  • Establish and/or verify relationships of all facts and evidence obtained or presented
  • Confirm authenticity of documents, corroborate witness statements, and otherwise build proof
  • Secure the storage, preservation, organization, filing and indexing of voluminous documentary evidence and aids
  • Use provided electronic databases to identify assets, verify employment and conduct financial analyses
  • Prepare interim and final reports on progress of investigations for use by AUSAs. Include significant
  • findings and conclusions, recommendations for additional investigative actions and candid assessments of
  • strengths and weaknesses of witnesses, documentary evidence or other aspects of the case.
  • Prepare summaries and digests of pertinent data, depositions, transcripts, and compile indexes
  • Assist in the creation of charts, graphs, videotapes, and other audio-visual materials for use by AUSAs
  • Assist AUSAs with selection of witnesses and ensure their attendance through subpoena
  • Meet and coordinate with designated agency personnel for the purpose of investigating allegations


  • Lexis/Nexis, Accurint, AutotrackXP, Westlaw, Credit Bureau Reports and/or PACER


  • Bachelors degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, statistical/data analysis, finance, or accounting
  • Minimum three (3) years of professional work experience planning and conducting complex civil investigations


  • Related experience working with a federal or state legal or law enforcement entity
  • Experience reviewing and understanding medical records and/or knowledge of medical billing procedures, accounting principles, or statistical/data analysis
  • Experience analyzing, organizing, and presenting a large volume of data such as bank records, financial records, healthcare claims, tax records, etc., using common software programs


  • Albany, NY 12207


  • U.S. citizenship required since this role supports the U.S. federal government


  • COVID Vaccination required since this role supports the U.S. federal government


  • United States Attorneys Office, Northern District of New York


  • Some statewide travel may be required


  • 40 hours per week
  • 8 hours per day


  • Employment Classification Eligibility W2 or 1099


  • Not eligible for relocation benefits

West 4th Strategy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

Other Considerations: applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individuals primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of the time.