Investigator 3 - Economic Fraud - Black Hawk County

State of Iowa Talent Gateway - Waterloo, IA (30+ days ago)3.8


The Department of Inspections & Appeals, Investigations Division has one (1) vacancy opportunity within the Economic Fraud Control Unit. Incumbent must reside within 50 miles of the City of Waterloo.

Position Definition:
Exercises limited peace officer responsibilities under Chapter 10A of the Code of Iowa. Performs a variety of general and criminal investigative, administrative and litigation support work involving planning, fact-finding, reporting and related activities of substantial complexity; performs related duties as required.

Position Description:
This position performs a variety of administrative and criminal investigative duties involving planning, fact-finding and reporting on allegations of fraud or misconduct in programs administered by selected state agencies under chapter 10A of the Iowa Code. Incumbent is responsible for conducting or assisting other investigators regarding potential fraud or overpayment situations perpetrated by clients recipients, employers, agency staff, or service providers.

Responsible for providing facts and evidence required to obtain arrest warrants and execute search warrants. Gathers information through fact-finding interviews, interrogations, subpoena of records, undercover work, observations, surveillance of individuals and locations, informant leads, search warrants, utilization of state agency systems and restricted Law Enforcement databases. Documents and verifies the authenticity and accuracy of evidence in administrative hearings and criminal prosecutions. Prepares and submits detailed records and reports for prosecution and final disposition of cases. Must understand and maintain a general knowledge of the eligibility requirements for all public assistance programs investigated by the division. Identify and assist in coordinating investigations involving multiple state and federal agencies.

Criminal history and abuse background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Essential Functions: Conducts investigations, gathers information, collects evidence, prepares and submits detailed reports. Provide testimony in legal, quasi-legal, and administrative hearings. Ability to read, interpret and apply federal and state rules, regulations and law related to the public assistance programs investigated by the Division. Understand the various investigative techniques and skills necessary to conduct a quality investigation. Ability to lead, direct and train investigators in all aspects of assigned investigations.

Investigate allegations of fraud or misconduct per IAC Ch. 10A.403. Employs professional investigative methods and techniques relative to obtain relevant information, establish facts, and prepare logical conclusions. Operate and maintain restricted, confidential related databases and information. Follow work directives, policy, and applicable state and federal laws.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in law enforcement, corrections, criminology, police science, accounting, finance or law and experience equal to two years of full-time work in law enforcement, corrections or criminal investigation;

OR

graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in an area not listed above and experience equal to three years of qualifying work;

OR

a combination of education and experience, substituting one year of qualifying full-time experience for each thirty semester hours of general college or university coursework;

OR

employees with current continuous experience in the State executive branch that includes experience equal to twelve months of full-time work as an Investigator 1 or 2, or in a comparable position involving investigative work experience.

Additional Qualification Requirements
Applicants for positions in the Department of Inspections and Appeals must undergo a background investigation which includes a criminal history check and a dependent adult and child abuse registry check.

As required for entry into the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy for designated positions, successful applicants must be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation and not have been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude; applicants must be a United States citizen.

Some positions may require a valid driver's or chauffeur's license.