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Corporate Compliance Investigator

$86,000- $138,000/ year
Posted Sep 07
Full Time
HybridReston, Virginia
Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


Peraton is seeking an experienced Corporate Compliance Investigator to join its legal department.  The successful candidate will join Peraton’s Corporate Investigations team and maintain responsibility for conducting and coordinating internal corporate compliance investigations on behalf of the company.  Additionally, the individual in this role will manage day-to-day intake and administrative activities related to Peraton’s Ethics hotline and provide general support to Peraton’s Ethics and Compliance office training and engagement initiatives.  


*This is a hybrid position - must be local to the DC/Metro area and be willing to work in the office 3 x week as needed



  • Conduct thorough and timely ethics and compliance investigations involving Peraton’s internal policies, code of conduct, laws, and regulations, including allegations related to financial fraud, labor mischarging, misuse of company resources, mishandling of sensitive information, conflicts of interests, and other concerns implicating contractor integrity.
  • Develop investigative plans, conduct interviews, coordinate with stakeholders, gather facts, and analyze information to objectively assess and resolve alleged violations.
  • Determine the best investigative approach for each unique case.
  • Perform investigative interviews and analyze relevant documents and data to assess allegations of misconduct and non-compliance.
  • Identify and apply appropriate policies and practices in the completion of investigations, draft investigation reports, correspondence, and status updates, and develop recommendations on corrective actions.   
  • Brief stakeholders on investigative findings and collaborate cross-functionally to track remediation activities resulting from investigations to completion.
  • Maintain consistent, complete, and organized case files. Ensure data integrity of Peraton’s ethics and compliance case management database.    
  • Manage day-to-day process and administrative activities related to Peraton’s Ethics hotline, including review, triage, and routing of hotline allegations regarding misconduct and disposition of hotline inquiries.
  • Provide ethics and compliance guidance and advice to leaders and employees to address ethics issues, working collaboratively with Human Resources, Security, Finance, and other investigative partners.
  • Implement process improvements relating to investigations, documentation, and training.
  • Provide assistance, guidance and support for other compliance program initiatives as requested, including support related to monthly Ethics articles, Ethics Awareness Week activities, and support for compliance training program.   


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, accounting, law, and/or a related field from an accredited university. 
  • 5 – 7 years of prior relevant experience: (1) conducting internal investigations relating to fraud, waste, and abuse, and/or matters involving potential violation of standards of conduct, internal policies and procedures, laws, and regulations; (2) supporting US Government contractor compliance and/or ethics & business conduct programs; (3) performing administrative management of an Ethics hotline
  • Ability to learn quickly, work independently with minimal supervision, manage and prioritize multiple tasks and support investigations, information gathering, and other time-sensitive projects efficiently in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral communication and writing skills.
  • Highly developed logic and analytical reasoning skills. Demonstrated investigation experience with analytical skills. 
  • Sound judgment and meticulous attention to detail with ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex investigations simultaneously.


  • Juris Doctorate or professional certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
  • Knowledgeable of Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses or experience in government contracting.
  • Experience managing intake and administrative activities associated with a reporting hotline.
  • Experience supporting Ethics and Compliance program activities.

*Required Education/Experience equivalency: BS and 5-7 Years, MS and 3-5, PhD and 0-2

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

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