Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:
-10 or more years in Law enforcement as a Police Detective, Investigator, Investigative Supervisor or Fraud Investigator
-Master’s degree and DCJS certified Law Enforcement Investigations Training and/or certification in Fraud Investigations.
Duties Description Positions Description:
The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has reformed its Incident Management and Investigations systems with the following goals in mind:
-Improve both the timeliness and quality of agency investigations.
-Foster better partnerships with law enforcement agencies.
-Enhance current investigative staffing by introducing trained professional investigators.
-Ensure consistency of practice throughout the state.
-Improve investigative independence by providing arms-length oversight of the investigation and incident management process. Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Assistant Chief of Investigations, the Investigator 1 duties include, but are not limited to:
-Provide supervision, coordination and evaluation of assigned Internal Investigator 1 and Internal Investigator 2's OPWDD.
-Monitor investigative caseloads of subordinates to ensure that cases are investigated in a timely and appropriate manner.
-Train new employees in the process and techniques required in the performance of their job.
-Serve as Lead Investigator, especially on complex cases or those of a particularly sensitive nature.
-Ensure that confidentiality of information gathered during the investigative process is maintained.
-Routinely meet with each investigator regarding all aspects of the case and various strategies to be employed.
-Provide direction to staff on new policies, procedures, and investigative strategies.
-Review all reports of interviews and interrogations conducted by Investigation Unit staff to ensure they are complete and carried out in an appropriate manner.
-Provide testimony at arbitration hearings to support the outcome of the investigation, if necessary.
In the absence of a higher authority, take command of incident scenes.
-Manage problems that arise during the course of the investigation.
-Coordinate efforts with Field Unit investigators and law enforcement agencies.
-Create and implement trainings and guidance when working along side and in coordination with Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement and County District Attorney Offices.
-Formulate plan, processes, and timetables to conduct an accurate, complete and thorough investigation within OPWDD-specified timeframe.
-Prepare for and conduct interviews and obtain sworn statements on matters arising from investigations conducted, such as investigations of possible misconduct by agency employees.
-Gather, document and preserve information and evidence related to investigations to support the outcome of the investigation.
-Write narrative reports to effectively communicate the results of investigations to appropriate parties
-Inspect all facilities and equipment under his/her command, on a regular basis, and maintain appropriate working conditions.
-Communicate to the Regional Director all necessary information.
-Perform all other duties as assigned by the Regional Director.
-Work collaboratively with OPWDD facilities, programs and Office of Employee Relations staff to ensure that investigations are completed in a fair and timely manner.
-Conduct investigations of alleged instances of abuse and neglect and other types of employee incompetency or misconduct in a confidential manner.
-Interrogate state employees following stipulations of the collective bargaining agreements.
-Make recommendations to supervisor, Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office (DDSOO) and Office of Employee Relations staff regarding possible violations of OPWDD policy and procedures.
Additional Comments Please note:
Please reference the above EOA #
2021-109 in all correspondence.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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