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Recruitment #18-002586-0082



Main Purpose of Job

The Office of the Attorney General, Securities Division is seeking applicants for a Fraud Investigator to work closely with Assistant Attorneys General to investigate and bring enforcement actions for violations of the state securities act, franchise law, and business opportunities act.


Duties include locating and interviewing victims and witnesses; preparing interview reports, affidavits, subpoenas, and other documents for civil and administrative proceedings; serving subpoenas, administrative orders, and court orders; reviewing and analyzing subpoenaed documents, including bank records, brokerage accounts, and other financial and business records; tracing funds and locating assets of targets; dealing with officials of brokerage firms, financial planners, and franchisors; working with victims of financial fraud, including unsophisticated investors, immigrants, and the elderly; acting in an undercover capacity as a potential investor; testifying in court and administrative hearings; and working closely with other law enforcement agencies, including the SEC, the FTC, the United States Attorney's Office, the State Police, local prosecutors, the U.S. Customs Service, the FBI, and Postal Inspectors.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, criminal justice or a related field from an accredited college or university;

Three years of experience performing investigative work in securities, financial fraud, consumer protection.

Medicaid fraud, or similar relevant experience OR graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate, and seven years of experience performing investigative work in securities, financial fraud, consumer protection,

Medicaid fraud, or similar relevant experience;

Experience in criminal or financial investigation and law enforcement background;

Computer software experience, including use of Access or Excel, and word processing program;

Excellent communication and writing skills;

Candidate must be willing to work throughout the state and at times work outside the typical workday, as required;

Must possess a valid Maryland Driver's License.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.

Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualification for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:

Yolanda Colkley, Fair Practices Officer,

200 St. Paul Place,

Baltimore, MD 21202 or fax to 410-576-6447.

If you have specific questions about this recruitment, please call 410-576-6440 or email

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.