Welfare Fraud Specialist I

Other
Full-time
San Joaquin County - Human Services Agency
10/10/2022

Introduction
This examination is being given to fill one vacancy in the Human Services Agency and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.
The Human Services Agency (HSA) provides State and Federally-mandated public assistance and a variety of social services programs for the citizens of San Joaquin County. Programs include: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Foster Care, CalFresh, General Assistance, Medi-Cal, Adoptions, Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, In-Home Support Services (IHSS), Refugee Assistance, and the Mary Graham Children's Shelter, For additional information regarding the Human Services Agency and the services they provide, please visit their website at http://www.sjchsa.org/.
NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
 

TYPICAL DUTIES
In a training capacity, learns to perform the following duties:
Performs basic investigative and administrative work relating to the suspected fraudulent application for and/or receipt of welfare benefits.
Locates suspected persons, absent parents, and witnesses; conducts interviews with the permission of the interviewee; analyzes and evaluates the information provided during the interview.
Contacts and, with permission, interviews individuals and representatives for business or governmental organizations.
Examines a variety of records to secure information concerning suspected violations; gathers, assembles, preserves, and reports facts, statements, or other information which may be useful in legal action.
Interprets and explains the provisions of laws, rules or regulations related to the purpose of the investigation to clients and others.
Assists Eligibility staff in making arrangements for the repayment of funds fraudulently obtained and enforcing collection of such funds.
Maintains records and reports regarding the funds collected as a result of investigative efforts.
Prepares reports and correspondence.
May testify at administrative hearings or in court as a representative of the Human Services Agency as required.
May serve as a liaison between the Human Services Agency and governmental and other agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
EITHER PATTERN I
Experience: Two years in a California county welfare department at a level equivalent to Eligibility Worker Supervisor OR Social Worker II in San Joaquin County service.
OR PATTERN II
Experience: Three years in a California county welfare department at a level equivalent to Eligibility Worker III in San Joaquin County service.
OR PATTERN III
Experience: Five years in a California county welfare department at a level equivalent to Eligibility Worker II in San Joaquin County service.
Substitution: Other California welfare department experience that required a thorough understanding of welfare eligibility requirements may be substituted for the above-required experience on a year-for-year basis.
AND FOR ALL PATTERNS
 License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application
Introduction