Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Special Investigator (General)

Recruitment #211021-7804AR-001

Introduction



Are you interested in joining our team as a Special Investigator? We encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is currently accepting applications for a Special Investigator within our Legal Division.

Who we are:

The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace and promote safe products and services for Connecticut consumers.

About the role:

In May of 2021, legislation passed that authorized online gambling in the state as well as retail sports betting. We are currently building our team to develop this new area of regulation. This position will oversee enforcement issues related to online gambling and retail spots wagering.

This position is within the DCP Legal Division, which is responsible for case development, negotiation and prosecution at administrative hearings. The Special Investigator will work closely with the Gaming Division to oversee compliance and enforcement of laws concerning legal gambling in Connecticut, including sports wagering, casinos, off track betting, lottery and keno.

Responsibilities:

  • Investigating complaints
  • Conducting research
  • Supporting case development
  • Testifying at administrative hearings
  • Corresponding with licensees and respondents
Work-Life Balance & Employee Value Proposition (EVP): Full-time, 40 Hours per week, Monday-Friday. Located at 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, CT.

What’s In It For You- Leading Comprehensive Benefits: Excellent health & dental coverage, generous vacation/personal/sick time, retirement plan options, competitive salary structure & more!

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

Application Information:

  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.
Throughout the Recruitment Process:

  • Note:  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:  a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board  (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most clearly meet the requirements of the position.

Please Note:

  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann at jennifer.neumann@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience in administrative law or consumer protection law.
  • Experience investigating legal cases and legal case development.
  • Experience interviewing witnesses and targets of investigations.
  • Experience conducting undercover investigations and analyzing business records.
  • Experience writing detailed investigative reports with legal citations and supporting research.

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.