Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Special Investigator (General)

Recruitment #190109-7804AR-001

Introduction

The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace as well as safe products and services for consumers in the industries that it regulates.

DCP is currently recruiting for a Special Investigator (General) in the Investigation Division. In this role, the Investigator will be responsible for conducting timely, unbiased, and thorough investigations into allegations of consumer fraud, including, but not limited to, Unfair Trade Practices, Homemaker Companion Agencies and Home Improvement. The Investigator will conduct interviews, retrieve records or evidence, conduct research and prepare comprehensive reports of investigations.

This position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford CT. 

The position is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.   

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Heidi Gray, Heidi.gray@ct.gov, (860)713-5028. 

Selection Plan

This position is competitive.

 

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meets the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.   

 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency or quasi-public entity this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in conducting investigations related to alleged violations of state laws and regulations or sudden and unexplained deaths.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Conducts investigations related to assigned complaints, alleged violations of state laws and regulations or sudden and/or unexplained deaths; interviews witnesses, complainants, medical and hospital personnel and others to obtain information; secures evidence in form of statements, documents, records and exhibits which may be used in administrative hearings and/or court proceedings; researches, collects and evaluates data; compiles information; writes reports and recommends appropriate corrective action; answers public inquiries; may prepare affidavits and applications for arrest warrants; may prepare search and seizure warrants; may issue citations; may testify at hearings and in court; may conduct surveillance; may secure samples for testing; may conduct legal research; performs related duties as required.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Inspects, investigates and licenses private employment agencies.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Confers with consultants for professional opinion on standard of care; examines, analyzes and evaluates complex medical records.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of investigatory methods and techniques; knowledge of relevant state laws and regulations; knowledge of relevant professional terminology; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; interviewing skills; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of investigatory experience in health care, insurance claims, law enforcement or a regulatory field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training in consumer protection, health care, law enforcement or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Prior experience independently conducting regulatory investigations and/or inspections;

• Prior experience conducting investigative interviews and/or obtaining formal statements as part of an investigation;

• Prior experience collecting, securing and maintaining evidence;

• Prior experience writing complex investigation reports and affidavits of arrest

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be a Notary Public.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.