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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/22/24

Applications Due03/10/24

Vacancy ID151894


AgencyMedicaid Inspector General, NYS Office of the

TitleInvestigative Specialist 2 Medicaid

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 800 North Pearl St

City Albany


Zip Code12204

Minimum Qualifications Seven years of experience in conducting field investigations preliminary to administrative actions, civil litigation, or criminal prosecution. This experience must include conducting interviews of witnesses and others; taking written statements and affidavits; collecting and analyzing physical and documentary evidence; preparing detailed written reports of investigative findings; and testifying in court or at formal hearings. One year of experience must have been at a supervisory level.

OR one year of permanent service as an Investigative Specialist 1.

Substitutions: an associate degree in criminal justice or related field may substitute for two years of qualifying experience. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field may substitute for four years of qualifying experience. Related fields include: law enforcement, police science, criminal justice administration, criminology, criminal investigation, police studies, public justice, forensic accounting, forensic psychology, forensic science, and economic crime management.

Non-Qualifying Investigative Experience includes but may not be limited to: Experience in routine police patrol work, security guard or related security position, tax collector, collector of delinquent accounts, credit checker, legal assistant/attorney, hotel or store detective, loss prevention officer, parole officer, correction officer, guard, inspector, or experience in adoption and/or foster care placement.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to learn new data systems.

Duties Description The Division of Medicaid Investigations ensures the integrity of the Medicaid program by conducting investigations, recovering over payments, and implementing administrative sanctions against providers. The incumbent will aid in this endeavor using their expertise to conduct and oversee investigations of providers alleged of committing fraud, waste, and abuse. The official workstation of this position will be located in Albany, however, will have responsibility for supervising staff in regional offices and for oversight of investigative operations that may span statewide.

Specific duties of the position include but are not limited to:
• Supervising investigative staff in the White Plains and Hauppauge offices.
• Evaluating complaints of Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse and assigning complaints for investigation.
• Conducting regular case reviews for all staff to ensure progress meets investigative metrics and appropriate actions are taken.
• Working a personal caseload including complex investigations.
• Drafting correspondence, reports, and notices for public issuance in connection with administrative actions seeking to recoup Medicaid overpayments and impose sanctions.
• Maintaining working relationships with the Special Investigative Units within Managed Care Organizations to discuss fraud trends and matters referred to OMIG.
• Testifying at administrative hearings as necessary.
• Ensuring recoupment of overpayments and/or sanctions where appropriate.

Additional Comments Non-Competitive, permanent, full-time. There will be minimal mandatory overtime.

Routine travel is required throughout New York State in order to supervise staff and conduct fieldwork necessary to complete investigations. Must have a valid driver’s license or otherwise demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation requirements of the position.

Please be aware that because of the nature of the position, an appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of fingerprinting and background check.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Jennifer Sichak


Fax 518-408-0395

Email Address


Street 800 North Pearl St

2nd Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12204


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume and writing sample to Jennifer Sichak, Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, 800 North Pearl Street, 2nd floor, Albany, NY 12204, or by email to with a subject line Investigative Specialist 2/Albany, or by fax to (518) 408-0395, no later than March 10, 2024. It is essential that you describe your training, education, and experience as completely as possible. Ambiguity or vagueness will not be decided in your favor.

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