Welfare Fraud Investigator (Entry/Journey DOQ)

County of Solano - Solano County, CA
$41.92 - $50.96 an hourFull-time

WHY JOIN US AT SOLANO COUNTY?

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:

  • Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
  • Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
  • Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
  • Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
  • Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
  • Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
  • Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.

To learn more about Solano County, please visit: www.solanocounty.com.

Come join a team to help eliminate welfare fraud and ensure program integrity!

The Special Investigations Bureau is responsible for conducting investigations of alleged fraud in various public assistance programs, detecting fraud in those programs, and conducting verification inquiries in an effort to prevent fraud before it occurs. The Bureau is also responsible for collecting criminal and administrative overpayments, as well as court-ordered restitution stemming from criminal convictions for welfare fraud.


To learn more about Solano County, the Department of Health and Social Services, and the Special Investigations Bureau, please visit our website at http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/hss/investigations.asp.

THE POSITION

The Solano County Health and Social Services Department is seeking qualified candidates to

join the Special Investigations Bureau as entry or journey level Welfare Fraud Investigator.


Welfare Fraud Investigator (Entry) - ($41.92 - $50.96/hour)

Under direction, employees in this entry level class conduct routine investigations to verify eligibility for Public Assistance, theft and forgery; may, in a training capacity, participate in and conduct more complex welfare fraud investigations; performs related duties as required. Employees may be promoted from the entry level to the journey level without further examination in flexibly-staffed classes.

To view the job description for this position, please visit: https://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=16045


Welfare Fraud Investigator (Journey) - ($49.31 - $59.94/hour)

Under direction, conducts routine and complex investigations, regarding public assistance eligibility, theft, and fraud, as well as other investigations such as threats against department employees and theft of and damage to public property; prepares cases substantiated for administrative and/or formal legal action; testifies in both judicial and non-judicial proceedings; and performs related duties as required.

To view the job description for this position, please visit: https://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=16045


The current vacancies are for regular, full-time positions.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Welfare Fraud Investigator (Entry)

  • Education: Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement, Police Science, or a closely related field; or a California Intermediate Post Certificate can substitute for education requirements. (must submit copy of unofficial/official transcript by application review deadline)

AND

  • Experience/Training: One year of full-time paid investigative experience in criminal investigations in a government agency;
AND
  • Possession of a valid and current P.O.S.T Specialized Investigator Basic Course (SIBC) OR valid and current California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Peace Officer Certificate OR Possession of a Basic Course Waiver (BCW) is required. (must submit copy of POST or BCW by application review deadline)

Licensing, Certification and Registration requirements:

Applicants are required to possess a valid California Driver’s License, Class C.

Note: All training must be in compliance with the POST three-year rule and all licenses, certificates and registrations must be kept current while employed in this class.


Welfare Fraud Investigator (Journey)

  • Education: Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement, Police Science, or a closely related field; or a California Intermediate Post Certificate can substitute for education requirements. (must submit copy of degree or unofficial/official transcripts by application review deadline)
AND

  • Experience/Training: Two years of full-time paid law enforcement experience working primarily in criminal investigations in a government agency.
AND

Licensing, Certification and Registration requirements:

  • Possession of a valid and current P.O.S.T Specialized Investigator Basic Course (SIBC) OR valid and current California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Peace Officer Certificate OR Possession of a Basic Course Waiver (BCW) is required. (must submit copy of POST or BCW by application review deadline)


  • Applicants are required to possess a valid California Driver’s License, Class C.

Note: All training must be in compliance with the POST three-year rule and all licenses, certificates and registrations must be kept current while employed in this class.

BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,671.27 per month for 2022. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.
Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.
Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.
The County observes 12 full day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 3 floating paid holiday(s) per year.
Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.
Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.
Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10,20 ,25 ,30, and 35 years.
Uniform Allowance: $600.00
CAREER INCENTIVE: Career incentive pay is provided to all members of the unit. Employees who possess an Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate receive an additional 5.0% of pay and Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificate holders receive 9.0%. The Advanced P.O.S.T. pay will increase to 10.0% on March 7, 2021.
To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit: https://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16473
SELECTION PROCESS

1/2/2023 – First application review deadline to submit application and required documents.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

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