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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/26/21

Applications Due11/26/21

Vacancy ID93326

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleInvestigator 1

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $82883 to $104135 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address OPWDD

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualifications are:
• A minimum of a four-year college degree with a major in Accounting.
• At least 10 years’ experience in conducting financial investigations.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

The preferred Candidate would have:
• A Certified Public Accountant designation
• Working knowledge and understanding of the New York State and Federal laws and regulations under
which OPWDD programs are governed.
• Report writing experience.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with criminal fraud investigations within the NYS Mental Hygiene system.

Duties Description The Office of Audit Services (OAS) is responsible for financial oversight of state and voluntary not-for-profit provider operations, including internal controls, internal auditing and external auditing. The financial investigations component of OAS provides investigative support and back-up to the entire office, especially during high-profile or sensitive investigations.

The incumbent of this position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following activities:
• Developing and performing investigative procedures based upon varying fraud and financial allegations.
• Performing forensic auditing procedures on accounting ledgers of multimillion-dollar agencies.
• Distilling large volumes of data into concise summaries.
• Maintaining proper evidence to support a criminal case.
• Writing investigation summary reports.
• Preparing summary briefing presentations.
• Evaluating the adequacy of CPA audits and making referrals for professional misconduct as needed.
• Coordinating investigative activities with other government agencies and law enforcement.
• Performing ad hoc projects as needed.

Additional Comments Please note:
• 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.

Name Annette Sattinger

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street OPWDD Human Resources

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingUp to 50% Statewide Travel may be required

Submit cover letter and résumé by November 26, 2021. Please reference the above EOA 2021-128 in all correspondence.

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