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Investigator 2

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State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 3 months ago

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS):

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Investigator 2

Office of the Inspector General
1789 W. Jefferson

Phoenix, AZ 85007

www.azdes.gov

JOB SUMMARY:

The individual in this position is an Investigator for the fast-paced Public Assistance Benefits Fraud (PABF) and Trafficking Detection Unit (TDU) units for the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Special Investigations (OSI). The Investigator's primary duty is conduct preliminary desktop investigations when allegations of benefit fraud is received via Department referrals, complaints from other agencies, and the public via written or hotline communications. This includes: review requests for fraud investigations to determine if they meet the criteria set by OIG OSI and federal and/ or state funded public assistance programs; make independent decisions about the validity of the allegation, whether to accelerate its focus or whether to cease all efforts; research, identify, select and analyze documents and information from confidential and sensitive databases/ sources; and assign cases to OSI field investigators statewide for further investigation when the referral meets established criteria. The Investigator is also responsible for the scanning of each case's Report of Investigation (ROI) into the electronic Family Assistance Administration (FAA) filing system OnBase, and retaining OSI's confidential investigative case files in accordance with the DES Records Retention Schedule. This position also processes outgoing subpoenas, monitor and maintaining inventory, and complete projects assigned by the Supervisor.

JOB DUTIES:

  • This position preforms preliminary investigations evaluates allegations of benefit fraud received via Department referrals, complaints from other agencies, and the public via written or hot line communications.

  • Review requests for fraud investigations to determine if they meet the criteria set by OSI and federal and/ or state funded public assistance programs; make independent decisions about the validity of the allegation, whether to accelerate its focus or whether to cease all efforts.

  • This position is responsible for overseeing the scanning of each Report of Investigation (ROI) into the electronic Family Assistance Administration (FAA) filing system, and retain a copy of each ROI and related documents in accordance with the DES Records Retention Schedule.

  • Research, identify, select and analyze documents and information from confidential and sensitive databases/ sources; and assign cases to OIG OSI field investigators throughout AZ for further investigation when the referral meets the criteria.

  • The incumbent is responsible for a variety of administrative support functions for OSI units statewide that includes, but is not limited to: subpoenas; monitoring and maintaining inventory.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of public assistance eligibility policy and/or criminal offenses under Federal, State and local statutes and Administrative Code.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

Skill in:

  • Maintaining composure and working effectively under stressful conditions.

  • Analyzing and accessing information.

  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office programs.

Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local laws, rules, codes and regulations.

  • Make sound independent decisions based on available information and establish appropriate course of action.

  • Communicate effectively and accurately both orally and in writing.

  • Priority tasks to meet deadlines.

  • Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.

SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S):

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years plus criminal justice experience.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • In-state travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspensions or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required PRIOR to driving for State business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

BENEFITS:

The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave

  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

RETIREMENT:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

CONTACT US:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact HR Recruiter [email protected] for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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