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ADMINISTRATOR I, Program Fraud Investigator

Office of Child Care (OCC)

Recruitment #14-006094-005

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 WEST BALTIMORE STREET
BALTIMORE, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for the Fraud Investigator in the Office of Child Care. It is a key resource for ensuring Department financial integrity with regard to preventing and investigating fraud and other misconduct against the Department.

POSITION DUTIES

1) Receives cases of suspected Office of Child Care (OCC) fraud perpetrated by applicants, customer, child care providers, and others.

2) plans, organizes and conducts on-site field interviews of complainants, witnesses, representatives of businesses, State, federal, and county government, and professionals from legal, medical, and financial institutions.

3) applies knowledge of criminal law and department program policies to establish violations of criminal statutes, Intentional Program Violations, federal regulations and State rules and policies

4) completes reports for distribution to administrative authorities involved in prosecutions and administrative actions related to eligibility; contributes to improved internal controls and quality assurance of the OCC by providing evaluation feedback and eligibility processing training to reduce eligibility errors and overpayments.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is highly desirable.        

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience conducting fraud investigations or similar investigations of misconduct with that experience to include federal, State or similar entities preferred.

NOTES: 1. Experience conducting fraud investigations or similar investigations of misconduct with that experience to include federal, State or similar entities is preferred and will be considered on a year for year basis and may be substituted for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

PREFERRED: Knowledge of compliance with State and federal regulations; knowledge of currently accepted investigative practices; skill in the practice of conducting investigations in a legal and ethical manner; skill in using word processing software to generate reports; skill in gathering and securing sensitive information; skill in determining the relevance of information obtained in an investigation; ability to conduct investigations in a variety of settings; ability to complete statistical and analytical reports; ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders; ability to create and maintain and investigative network including multiple federal, state and local government agencies or similar entities; ability to schedule work to effectively meet deadlines.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Completed Applications must be directed to: 

Staff Employment Section
Office of Human Resources
200 West Baltimore Street,
Baltimore, Maryland 21201  

Fax to 410-333-8950. 

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019  visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at http://www. dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/pages/jobseekershome.aspx  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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