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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/01/18

Applications Due10/15/18

Vacancy ID60304

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 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 90 Church Street

City New York


Zip Code10007

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. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new data systems. Ability to analyze and apply data to investigations. Understanding of the services provided to Medicaid recipients through providers within the Home Health Industry. Regular travel, including to areas not served by public transportation, is required. Must have a valid driver’s license or otherwise demonstrate the ability to meet the 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 or abuse.
Conduct fieldwork, including on-site inspections.
Operate various data systems; analyze information; and draw appropriate conclusions.
Obtain sufficient information and documentation to support investigative findings.
Draft correspondence, reports, and notices for public issuance in connection with administrative actions seeking to recoup Medicaid overpayments and impose sanctions.
Testify at administrative hearings as necessary.
Collaborate with other regulatory oversight agencies and law enforcement and conduct joint investigations as appropriate.

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.

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

Name Grethe Kvernes



Email Address


Street 800 North Pearl Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12204


Notes on ApplyingPlease be aware that because of the nature of the position an appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of fingerprinting and background check. Submit resume and a writing sample to Grethe Kvernes, 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 1, or by fax to (518) 408-0395, no later than October 15, 2018.

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