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The Fraud Investigator is responsible for conducting field investigations to obtain evidence of various program fraud or abuse. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Special Job Requirements:
Frequent in-state travel is required.
Performs preliminary investigations of alleged fraud cases concerning Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA), Medicaid, and client abuse or employee misconduct. Conducts field investigations of alleged fraud cases by locating and interviewing witnesses, obtaining sworn statements, verifying existing information, and interviewing alleged offenders. Compiles evidence and prepares technical reports including exhibits and sworn statements for submission to a prosecuting attorney. Provides technical assistance to field office staff by interpreting policies and procedures and discussing problems. Testifies in court as an expert witness. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Knowledge of investigative techniques. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and materials. Ability to record, compile, and present evidence. Ability to research, interpret, and apply state and federal laws and departmental policies and procedures.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology or a related field; plus one year of experience in investigative work or within a social service program.
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.