The Sonoma County Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking an experienced professional who possesses strong leadership, criminal justice, and investigative skills to join the Special Investigations Unit as their next Chief Welfare Fraud Investigator!
Starting salary up to $60.05/Hr. ($125,331.56/Yr.) Plus, a cash allowance of approximately $600/Mo.*
The Chief Welfare Fraud Investigator reports to the Director of Human Services and is responsible for the management and oversight of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) within HSD. Responsibilities of the position include direct supervision of welfare fraud investigators and fraud technicians, oversight of fraud investigations within HSD, data collecting and reporting, and interaction and communication with the California Department of Social Services and the public, including HSD clients and law enforcement officials. This position is authorized to carry a firearm per California Penal Code Section 830.35.
The SIU is responsible for the prevention and investigation of fraud in public benefits programs administered by HSD. The mission of the SIU is to ensure program integrity in the issuance, administration, and receipt of public benefits. The ideal candidate will possess:
Strong investigative and case preparation skills
An understanding of the criminal justice system, Human Services programs and clientele, and the social factors underlying criminal behavior
Proven leadership ability and strong supervisory experience
The ability to maintain confidentiality and effective working relationships with state and county staff, law enforcement officials, and the general public
Excellent customer service, relationship building, and communication skills
A high level of integrity and professionalism
The Benefits of County Employment
When you join HSD, you become part of a strong work family that makes a difference in lives of our community. We offer opportunities for growth, development, and the ability to be a part of a rewarding work environment. You can also look forward to excellent benefits,* including:
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,170 and ongoing education/training opportunities
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 3/11/21
Internal Number: 21/02-4249-O
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