Virginia State Government Fraud Investigator I (Middlesex) in Middlesex, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

Fraud Investigator I represents the entry level and works under close supervision while being trained in investigating fraud for a variety of social services and government assistance programs. the Fraud Investigator I performs all the assigned fraud investigation duties under the supervision of the Benefit Programs Supervisor and makes judgments following agency practices and procedures and mandated Federal, State or Local laws and policies as directed by the Benefits Programs Supervisor. The Fraud Investigator will be a shared position between four local department of social services agencies and will be based at Middlesex Department of Social Services, but must be willing to travel to King & Queen, King William and Mathews Counties. The Fraud Investigator I, under supervision of the Benefit Programs Supervisor, is responsible for investigating fraud, calculating overpayments, initiating Administrative Disqualifications or referring cases to Commonwealth Attorney’s Office for Court Action on all Intentional Program Violations. The Fraud Investigator I receives, evaluates, documents and tracks allegations of suspected fraud; investigates allegations to determine intent or no intent on the part of the client in all program areas; prepares and provides case documentation to Commonwealth’s Attorney; testifies in court; prepares reports; maintains the Fraud Free Database Tracking System; and enters disqualifications in EDRS. POSITION HOURS ARE LIMITED TO 28 HOURS PER MONTH.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma supplemented by work experience and/or training involving human services program eligibility, case management work, or some legal work OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Some knowledge of: investigative techniques; public assistance programs; legal proceedings; collection methods; self-defense; public assistance program policies and regulations; applicable laws, codes, policies and procedures, including civil and court procedures; basic human behavior; and social problems and resources. Skill in operating a personal computer and the associated office and agency software. Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; calculate overpayments and track payments; testify in court proceedings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, associates, law enforcement, other agencies and others; work independently; analyze data, recognize gaps and collect information; draw legal and supportable conclusions; prepare reports; apply principles of persuasion and/or influence; document data from interviews, forms, and documents; and organize own work schedule.

Contact Information
Name

Lori Stallings

Phone

804-758-2348

Fax

804-758-2357

Email

Lori.Stallings@dss.virginia.gov

Address

2893 General Puller Highway Saluda, Virginia 23149

Working Title: Fraud Investigator I (Middlesex)

Role Title: Local-Classified

Job Open Date: 07/14/2017

Job Close Date: 07/28/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $14.11

Agency: Dept of Social Services - Local (76501)

Location: Middlesex - 119

Position Number: 00007

Job Posting Number: 1026734

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Hourly/Wage

Job Type Detail: Part-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- PTS-1

Pay Band: UG