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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/12/18

Applications Due07/26/18

Vacancy ID55134

AgencyMedicaid Inspector General, NYS Office of the

TitleInvestigative Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 800 North Pearl Street

City Albany


Zip Code12204

Minimum Qualifications Six years of experience in a field investigative position conducting interviews of witnesses and others, taking written statements and affidavits, collecting and analyzing physical and documentary evidence, and preparing detailed written reports of investigative findings.

Substitutions: an associate’s 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of NYS Medicaid Dental program rules and regulations. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new data systems. Must have a valid driver’s license or otherwise demonstrate the ability meet transportation requirements of the position.

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. Duties of the position will include, but not be limited to:

• Investigate allegations of Medicaid fraud, waste or abuse by dental providers statewide.
• Conduct field work including Credential Verifications Reviews of Dental providers and Dental Clinics.
• Interview subjects and witnesses, collect, analyze and secure evidence.
• Conduct data mining of dental provider claims and compile findings and analyses into narrative and statistical reports.
• Draft correspondence, referrals to other agencies, and notices of agency actions seeking sanctions and recoveries of overpayments when appropriate.
• Collaborate with Dental Unit staff on investigations.
• Testify in administrative hearings as necessary.

Additional Comments Non-Competitive, permanent and full-time, fingerprinting and background check required. Routine travel is required in order to 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. There may be minimal mandatory overtime. Appointment is subject to completion of the appropriate fingerprinting and background check. Retirees from public employment will need to specify if they would consider returning to work under Section 212 of the Retirement and Social Security Law. Under Section 212, a retiree may return to public employment, earn up to $30,000, as set by law, and continue to receive his/her retirement benefit. Filling of this position is contingent upon Division of Budget waiver approval.

Free parking is available.

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

Name Grethe Kvernes

Telephone 518-408-5781


Email Address


Street 800 North Pearl Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12204


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume and writing sample to e-mail address listed above. Please note vacancy ID in subject line.

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