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Full-time Paralegal

at Ardelle Associates in Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Snapshot
Full-Time Travel - Negligible Experience - At least 4 year(s) Degree - 4 Year Degree $35,500.00 - $44,000.00 /Year Government - Civil Service Legal Relocation - Yes

Job Description
Under direction of Attorneys, candidate will assist in the investigations of civil matters . Cases may concern sensitive matters and involve prominent individuals, organizations or corporations within a U.S. Attorney’s district. Investigations may be conducted solely or in conjunction with

other federal and/or state or local agencies responsible for programs supported by federal

funding.


Responsibilities:


1. Researches background information using various databases and sources; identifies subjects

to investigate and develops leads; conducts interviews; collects and processes evidence; prepares

reports, charts and exhibits; and helps build financial investigations regarding the subjects and

their conduct. To that end, the paralegal would utilize analytical skills in order to do the

following: identify and obtain financial records; identify and obtain health care provider data;

analyze health care, business, and financial records; and conduct interviews of witnesses and

prepare reports of interviews.

2. Develops an understanding of all applicable federal, state, or local law to the extent necessary

to make sound decisions on direction and scope of investigations. Determines proof required to

affix responsibility for violations, and devises methods for obtaining, preserving, and presenting

evidence to greatest effect.

3. Works with the assigned Attorneys and Paralegal Specialists to determine applicable statutory and regulatory law and identify possible violations.

4. Performs a variety of ancillary services in direct support of assigned cases and matters.

5. Prepares interim and final reports on progress of investigations for use by supervisory attorneys. Includes significant findings and conclusions, recommendations for

additional investigative actions, and candid assessments of strengths and weaknesses of

witnesses, documentary evidence, and other aspects of case.

6. Arranges for secure storage, preservation, organization, and indexing of voluminous

documentary evidence.

7. Assists in compilation and analysis of documents and physical evidence, and creation of

charts, graphs, videotapes, and other audio-visual materials for use in motions and at trial.

Decides upon most efficacious methods for planning, scheduling, and conducting investigations

and identifies any resources that may be required.

8. Initiates contacts with federal, state, and local officials, and other organizations and

individuals related to subject of investigation for the purpose of gathering facts, obtaining

statements, learning sequences of events, obtaining explanations, and otherwise advancing

investigative objectives. Examines books, ledgers, payroll records, cost reports, billing

statements, invoices, correspondence, computer data and other records pertaining to the

transactions, events, or allegations under investigation. Establishes and verifies relationships

among all facts and evidence obtained or presented to confirm authenticity of documents,

corroborate witness statements, and otherwise build proof necessary to successful case

resolution.

9. Conducts preliminary inquiry into allegations and drafts memoranda recommending

whether to open a full health civil investigation. For full investigations, responsible for

planning and conducting the investigation independently and assessing the specific nature of

the allegations.

10. Reviews allegations and supporting materials; conducts preliminary audits and

investigations in computerized databases, and contacts complainants, advocates, and others with

relevant information.

11.Plans, coordinates, conducts and evaluates in-depth audits and/or investigations at

locations throughout the District.

12. Performs other related duties as assigned.



Job Requirements
Bachelor Degree or Four years of relevant experience
U.S. Citizen
Paralegal Certificate is preferred, but not required
Proficient using Concordance, Casemap, and Sanction
Must be able to pass background investigation

Equal Opportunity Employer


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