Fraud Investigator & Recovery Technician

Fraud Investigator & Recovery Technician

Description : Prowers County Department of Human Services
Fraud Investigator & Recovery Technician
Job Description
Salary: $33,321.60 yr
Description
Performs technical work in the prevention, detection, investigation, and prosecution of fraud. Performs routine legal duties in the recovery to efficiently and accurately recover public assistance benefits.
Duties
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
- Conduct research and review of case files, evidence, and applicable rules and regulations to determine support of allegations and charges of public assistance fraud or abuse.
- Conduct interviews to obtain information, evidence, written statements, and collateral contacts to support fraud or abuse allegations and to verify past and current eligibility for public assistance and Human Services programs.
- Organize and prioritize evidence and prepare documents and reports including the computation of benefits overpaid to a recipient.
- Make recommendations regarding criminal or civil matters based on evidence and interviews.
-Testify in court or at hearings regarding the evidence that was found through research.
- Gather and preserve evidence in accordance with governing practices and techniques.
- Complete and maintain records, logs, and reports including the effective management of an ongoing caseload which includes organizing, prioritizing, and effective disposition of those cases.
- Prepare affidavits for arrest warrants; issue subpoenas and administrative documents.
- Conduct surveillance in conjunction with law enforcement.
- Assist law enforcement agencies with arresting recipients charged with fraud.
- Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in field; review professional journals, attend association and professional meetings; and otherwise maintain contacts with professionals to facilitate exchange of information.
- Obtain and maintain Fraud Investigator certification.
- Assist in the negotiation of criminal or civil pleas including arrangements for repayment of any money owed to the agency.
- Select and identifies delinquent accounts receivables and determines the potential for collection. Prepares and files judgments, if needed.
- Determine the appropriate method of collection including billing statements, wage garnishments, wage assignments and interrogatories. Selects and completes appropriate forms, motions, orders, liens and garnishments to secure collection of debt.
- Monitor payment schedule for repayment of debts in database; run daily reports on debt repayments.
- Obtain and maintain records from a variety of databases and systems.
- Contact various public and private agencies to determine employment history, personal assets and location of persons who owe the county money.
- Interview employed family in regard to TANF recoveries, and interviews attorneys and other parties to obtain information relative to the account.
- Interview clients by telephone and in person to make arrangements for repayment.
- Attend civil and criminal court hearings and testifies to the validity of the agency’s claim and method of collection.
- Compose letters and other correspondence to clients, attorneys, employers and other parties relative to delinquent accounts.
- Provide recommendation to supervisor and Director for claims that should be written off.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Provides back-up support to Community Support Services Unit by assisting during LEAP season.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Methods and techniques of research, data collection, and criminal and civil investigations.
- Scope and application of federal, state, and county laws and regulations pertaining to public assistance fraud and recovery.
- Court decisions affecting current cases.
- Make decisions that may have a negative effect on the individuals involved in case.
- Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
- Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
- Apply laws, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Review records from a variety of sources to determine facts on individual cases.
- Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Able to manage in high stress situations involving upset clients.
- Ability to complete home visits to conduct investigations.
- Standard bookkeeping practices and methods including accounts receivable and journal entries.
- Review records from a variety of sources to determine facts and course of action on individual cases.
- Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives.
Qualifications:
- Two years of experience in working with CBMS, a legal environment, a collection agency, or a directly related field, or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Licensed (Chartered) Notary.
Please fill out a Department Of Human Services Application that is listed on the Website Employment Opportunity Page.

Contact : dhs@prowerscounty.net

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled