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DSHS FFA Welfare Fraud Field Investigator
Company: Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Location: Thurston County- Tumwater, WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/05/2022
Expire Date: 09/05/2022
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
DSHS FFA Welfare Fraud Field Investigator
Description
The Department of Social and Health Services, Facilities, Financial, and Analytics Administration (FFA), Office of Fraud and Accountability, has an opportunity for a Welfare Fraud Investigator 2 to conduct and resolve complex administrative investigations in order to substantiate allegations of welfare fraud in the Fraud Early Detection Program. This Tumwater-based job has a hybrid telework schedule. You will utilize your investigative knowledge and understanding of public assistance programs and their regulations.

Your investigations will involve all public assistance programs administered by DSHS, including but not limited to:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Medical Assistance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Electronic Benefits Transfer
Child care
Allegations investigated include household composition and unreported income among other situations that affect eligibility for public assistance programs.

We offer a hybrid schedule for this job.

Some of what you'll be doing
Complete fraud early detection investigations
Identify, gather and preserve physical and documentary evidence
Conduct witness and client interviews
Analyze evidence to identify program and/or criminal violations
Attend administrative or court proceedings
Report safety incidents or concerns to management immediately

Qualifications & Requirements
Who should apply
Professionals with 3 years of experience as an Investigator with a criminal justice agency or criminal investigative agency of the armed forces or investigating personal backgrounds, unfair and deceptive business practices, insurance casualty claims, DSHS financial service specialist, child support enforcement officer, or another directly allied field
Or, Bachelor's Degree in business administration, public administration, law, one of the criminal justice disciplines, or other directly allied field + one year of experience as described above
Or, Associate's Degree in business administration, public administration, law, one of the criminal justice disciplines, or another directly allied field + 2 years of experience as described above

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities
Experience conducting interviews, analyzing documents, verifying information, and making eligibility determinations for public assistance benefits or locating non-custodial parents for child support enforcement
Knowledge of regulations and policies related to public assistance eligibility, including food assistance, medical assistance, general assistance, and childcare assistance
Knowledge of methods, principles, standards, and techniques of investigations; interview techniques; rules of evidence; chain of custody of evidence; laws of search and seizure; Miranda Warning and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Ability to analyze, comprehend, and adhere to policies, procedures, and directives
Use a computer to access, analyze, interpret and organize information; analyze and evaluate facts and draw sound conclusions; and prepare a detailed investigative report
Apply knowledge of investigative theory and technique to the type of investigation being conducted
Work under pressure with continually shifting case priorities and deadlines
Independently plan and investigate strategy and carry out administrative investigations in accordance with division guidelines and procedures
Communicate, comprehend, and translate information effectively; use clear and concise oral and written communication skills
Transport self from home/office site to Community Service Office and other sites in both urban and rural areas throughout the state to complete investigations
Maintain strict and complete confidentiality
Use verbal de-escalation techniques, if necessary
Use a communication device, such as a telephone for investigations and emergency purposes
Contact witnesses and conduct surveillance to further investigations

See why people like you chose careers with DSHS.
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Interested? In order for you to be considered further for this job, please include the following with your application:
A letter of interest with a detailed description of your experience as it pertains to the qualifications listed
A current chronological resume
Three professional reference contacts
Questions? Email chris.pulley@dshs.wa.gov, reference 09837. To learn more about DSHS, go to www.dshs.wa.gov.

Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values, and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring equity, anti-racism, and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security.

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) state employees must be fully vaccinated. Your vaccine status will be verified. Please note medical or religious accommodation may be available, once an offer of employment is made.
Contact Information
Contact Name: Jenny
Contact Email: jennifer.bastrom@dshs.wa.gov
Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/care...
Company Description:
At Washington state’s largest agency, we work to transform the lives of the 2.5 million people we serve each year. Our 17,500 employees engage daily with the state’s most vulnerable residents. We are known for our innovative approaches to social services and our strong belief we can accomplish our mission only through strong partnerships with communities and solid government-to-government relationships with Native American tribes. We envision a state in which all people are healthy, safe and supported and taxpayer resources are safeguarded. We value honesty and integrity, open communication, pursuit of excellence, diversity and inclusion and commitment to service. We are nationally recognized for our services to adults and children with a wide range of needs, including long-term care, behavioral health assistance; child and family support; juvenile and adult rehabilitation; and employment, food and cash assistance. Our offices are located throughout the state, which is known for its affordable, safe communities and unparalleled recreation, cultural and educational opportunities. Will you join us in transforming lives? Our mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values, and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism, and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security. DSHS Website: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/join-us-our-mission-transform-lives
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