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Fraud Investigator

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Fraud Investigator

Bangor , Maine , United States | Human Services | Full-time Apply by: June 3, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Opening Date: May 20, 2022Closing Date: June 3, 2022Job Class Code: 5040

Grade: 22

Salary: $41,537.60-$55,744.00Position Number: 02000-2291

As a Fraud Investigator you will:

+ Investigate and prepare cases of alleged public assistance fraud and/or related crimes for prosecution and recovery of overpayments;

+ Review complaints of alleged public assistance fraud;

+ Interview witnesses, complainants, and others with knowledge of the facts;

+ Conduct fraud investigations;

+ Gather evidence;

+ Write investigation reports;

+ Refer cases for prosecution;

+ Investigate violations for administrative hearings and sanctions;

+ Testify as a State witness to facts developed during the conduct of an investigation.

+ This work requires extensive personal contact and the use of other appropriate investigative and collection techniques. State-wide travel is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify, your background must include a Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice, Law, Business or Public Administration, or related field AND one year experience in criminal investigation, law enforcement, forensic accounting, auditing, or related field. Directly related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

The successful candidate must pass Criminal Justice Information Services (“CJIS”) clearance, as well as a fingerprint background check.

  • In order to properly evaluate your experience, please respond to the following performance areas on a separate document and include with your cover letter:

Knowledge of investigative procedures, methods, techniques and use of associated equipment.

Experience in criminal investigations and/or law enforcement.

Experience in gathering, evaluating and analyzing investigative information in order to prepare detailed reports for prosecution.

Experience in forensic accounting.

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The Office for Family Independence (OFI) is responsible for administration of eligibility determination for a number of programs, including MaineCare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Supplement and Child Support. The Fraud Unit is tasked with identifying, investigating and presenting for prosecution or administrative hearing, all allegations of public benefits fraud in the State.

Application Information:

Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.

For additional information about this position please contact Tom Roth, Director of Fraud Operations atThomas.J.Roth@Maine.gov. To apply, please upload a current resume, transcript or copy of degree (transcript/degree needed only if education is used to meet the minimum qualifications), and cover letter addressing the four (4) competencies listed above.

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov (Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov) .

Benefits No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC214299854

Posted On: May 23, 2022

Updated On: Jun 07, 2022