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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152666


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 20%

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.


Leadership qualities. 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 recipients. This position will be in the Recipient Investigations Unit. Duties of the position will include, but not be limited to:

• Supervising staff and statewide investigative operation related to allegations of Medicaid fraud, waste, or abuse by Medicaid recipients.
• Coordinating with other agencies, including the Department of Health, in connection with Medicaid eligibility.
• Conducting investigations including field work, home visits, interviewing subjects and witnesses, and collecting, analyzing, and securing evidence.
• Drafting correspondence for public issuance including referrals to other agencies.
• Attending meetings with local departments of social services, and local law enforcement agencies.
• Collaborating with other investigative entities as needed, particularly in furtherance of pursuing prosecution for Medicaid fraud.
• Testifying in administrative/criminal hearings as necessary.

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/RIU, or by fax to (518) 408-0395, no later than March 15th, 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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