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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/18/24

Applications Due04/30/24

Vacancy ID148670


AgencyState Inspector General, Office of

TitleWorkers' Compensation Fraud Investigator

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $63266 to $78505 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 61 Broadway

Suite 2100

City New York


Zip Code10006

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
OIG Investigators conduct large-scale, confidential, sensitive, and internal investigations, most frequently related to contracts, procurements, public benefits, the Workers’ Compensation System, lawful gaming, and white-collar crime, and therefore ideal candidates will have at least five years of investigative experience in some or all of those subject matter areas, as well as significant familiarity with New York State criminal law and procedure and New York State government operations.

Candidates with prior experience in conducting insurance fraud, particularly with a workers’ compensation/health care fraud context, and/or with prior insurance claim/industry experience, will be given high priority consideration. Candidates must also have a bachelor’s degree and valid NYS driver’s license. DCJS-certified police or peace officer status is preferred but not required.

Please note: New York State Residency is Required. Applications from retirees requiring a section 211 waiver will not be considered.

To Apply:
This is a Management Confidential position that is appointed by the Inspector General. The salary range is $63,266-$78,505 (Grade 18 equivalent).

Duties Description The Offices of the Inspector General (“OIG”) are comprised of three entities, derived from three appointments held by Inspector General Lucy Lang: The Office of the New York State Inspector General (“NYSIG”), as established by Executive Law Article 4-A, which is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that New York State government, its employees, and those who work with the State meet the highest standards of honesty, accountability, and efficiency; The Office of the New York State Welfare Inspector General (“OWIG”), as established by section 74 of the Executive Law, which is responsible for maintaining the integrity of New York State’s public assistance programs; and The Office of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General (“WCFIG”), as established by section 136 of the Workers’ Compensation Law, which is responsible for investigating violations of the laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of the workers’ compensation system. Additionally, as of June 18, 2021, the duties and responsibilities of the former Office of the Gaming Inspector General were transferred to and encompassed by NYSIG, including the duty to receive and investigate complaints from any source concerning allegations of corruption, fraud, criminal activity, conflicts of interest or abuse in the Gaming Commission. Staff comprising OIG’s New York City Region are assigned to locations in New York City and Suffern.

Job Description
OIG conducts in-depth investigations and analysis of alleged fraud, abuse, corruption, conflicts of interest, and other criminal activity in New York State agencies and entities under its jurisdiction. Investigators work collaboratively with OIG attorneys and auditors to identify, plan, and execute investigations of various types, and to prepare written reports documenting investigative activities and findings. Investigators utilize multiple investigatory techniques, including surveillance, witness/target interviews, digital forensics, and data analysis, including financial records. Investigators often liaise with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and assist in the referral and prosecution of criminal matters. Frequent statewide travel is required as well as a willingness and availability to work unscheduled hours as necessary.

While every OIG Investigator is cross-trained to work on all matters falling under the agency’s jurisdiction, the primary focus of the investigator filling this position will be workers’ compensation fraud.

Additional Comments The State of New York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability in the admission to, access to or employment in our programs or activities. All persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for all jobs they are qualified to do and reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request.
The State of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Name NYS Offices of the Inspector General



Email Address


Street Empire State Plaza

Agency Buiding #2, 16th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingPlease email resume and cover letter, with Job ID #24-0234 "Workers Compensation Fraud Investigator" in the subject line, to:

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