These positions are located in the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Program Review, Monitoring and Investigation (OPRMI), Fraud Investigations Division (FID), Eligibility Review and Investigation Division (ERID) and Program Review & Compliance Division (PRCD). The incumbent performs investigations into allegations of customer fraud, in the Food Stamp, TANF, Medicaid and subsidize Childcare Programs. The incumbent serves as an investigator with responsibility for planning, conducting investigations to protect the District of Columbia (DC) and the Federal Government from fraudulent violations of DHS programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Investigator’s for the FID, ERID and PRCD are responsible for reviewing alleged program violations of the social service programs administered by DHS for possible criminal prosecution or administrative disposition. Investigates cases that are difficult in nature as well as high volume. The incumbent physically travels to residences to interview, gather facts, etc. from persons who allegedly provided false information to secure public assistance benefits and other services.
The Investigator is responsible for writing clear, concise, descriptive and objective reports that substantiate findings, conclusions, recommendations and actions taken. The incumbent conducts background investigations that include character, practices, suitability, qualifications and other issues that may affect the allegation. Prepares reports and makes recommendations for the appropriate action.
Qualifications and Education
Applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position including but are not limited to, planning, organizing, conducting, and managing complex investigations of violations of District of Columbia Government laws, statutes, regulations, policies, and instructions, as well as Federal laws and guidelines; providing clear, concise, and persuasive briefings to management as to the status of investigations; timely resolving assigned cases and delivering the results by either live testimony or written report, or both.
A bachelor's degree in criminal justice, psychology, business law, or other closely related field gained from an accredited college or university and specialized experience stated above is highly desirable. (Preferred)
Two (2) years as an investigator applying relevant bodies of laws, regulations and/or policies to alleged violations or allegations is highly desirable. (Preferred)
Licenses and Certifications
The work environment includes an office setting and the work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. This position also requires traveling to all parts of the Washington Metropolitan area. A valid driver’s license is required.
Other Significant Facts
Tour of Duty: M-F 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (This position may require working weekends as needed)
Promotion Potential: None
Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is covered under a collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME 2401 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.
Duration of Appointment: Career Services Regular
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-1810-11
Position Designation: This position has been deemed Security Sensitive under the guideline of the DC Personnel Manual. Incumbents of this position are subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC personnel regulations. Accordingly, incumbents must successfully pass a criminal background and consumer credit check as a condition of employment and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of their tenure.
EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.