New job Fraud Investigator I in Vermont

Fraud Investigator I

Company : State of Vermont
Salary : $22.36 an hour
Location : Vermont

Full Description

Overview
The Fraud and Claims Unit of Economic Services is seeking a Fraud Investigator to conduct in home investigations primarily in Orange, Windsor, and Windham Counties, utilizing an assigned fleet vehicle, housed at the workstation. Reliable private means of transportation may be necessary at times. Candidate will be assigned to the closest workstation to their home within one of the four locations: Waterbury, Hartford, Springfield, or Rutland. Travel areas will include one of the following dependent on workstation assignment: Southern Washington County or Bennington County.

The ideal candidate will have experience with programs that are determined by income level or work that involves fact finding or investigation. If you are interested, please review the minimum qualifications below. Candidate must be flexible, able to work independently, and have strong writing and interviewing skills.
Who May Apply
This position, Fraud Investigator I (Job Requisition #14248) , is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jeff.Gilmore@Vermont.Gov .

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.
Class Definition
Investigative, technical, and administrative work involving cases of suspected fraud in public assistance programs within the Department for Children and Families (DCF). Duties include data match resolution, suspected fraud investigation, asset recovery. Cases are primarily civil but may include support for criminal prosecution. Work is performed under the supervision of the Fraud and Claims Unit Supervisor. All employees of the Agency of Human Services (AHS) perform their respective functions adhering to the four key practices: Customer Service, Holistic Service, Strengths-Based Relationships and Results Orientation.
Environmental Factors
Considerable field work and non-standard work schedules are common to this class. Private means of transportation must be available for field duties. Client hostility and or reluctance to cooperate in investigations may occur. Threats of varying types and severity against the investigator are possible. Formal testimony is subject to cross examination.
Minimum Qualifications
Two (2) years or more of experience in SNAP and/or RUFA eligibility determination

OR

Four (4) years or more at or above a paraprofessional or technical level in low-income program eligibility determination, conducting investigations, fact finding, claims adjustment, social work, or other pertinent work involving the compilation and analysis of evidence.
Total Compensation As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

80% State paid medical premium

Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families

Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan

Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule

Low cost group life insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Incentive-based Wellness Program

Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website. Equal Opportunity Employer The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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