Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your career in the investigations and resources space? If so, we want you to join our team!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS) is recruiting for two Social Services Investigator Supervisors within the Resources Unit, located in Manchester and New Britain. These positions are full-time with a work schedule of Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
In addition to program requirements and statutory mandates, the supervisor in this role would be responsible for:
- Detailed and sensitive investigations
- Reviewing arrest warrants and subsequent referral for criminal prosecution
- Overseeing staff representing the department
- Testifying in criminal court and/or department administrative disqualification sanction hearings resulting in high program cost avoidance and maximum recovery
At DSS we, along with our partners, provide person-centered programs and services to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
We serve about 1 million residents of all ages in all 169 Connecticut cities and towns. We support the basic needs of children, families, older and other adults, including persons with disabilities. Services are delivered through 12 field offices, central administration, and online and phone access options.
We hope you take this opportunity to join our team and continue serving your state!
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Social Services who has permanent state status*, and meet 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).
All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a)
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.
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.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Michelle Gara at Michelle.Gara@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Social Services this class is accountable for supervising a unit engaged in performing investigations relevant to fraud and recovery of public assistance.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance including identifying, planning and implementing training; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, cooperating agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; consults with and directs staff in difficult, unusual and/or complex case resolution; monitors and coordinates performance of local cooperative agencies; implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares unit corrective action plans to comply with quality review procedures; participates in court proceedings when necessary; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of public assistance programs; considerable knowledge of investigatory methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of property ownership and personal finances; considerable knowledge of court procedures, legal terminology and related legal instruments; knowledge of personnel policies; considerable problem solving skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze financial and legal documents for cases supporting fraud; considerable ability to summarize and articulate findings; considerate ability to utilize computer software and systems; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in performing investigations in the fraud and recovery of public assistance unit.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been as a working supervisor of staff conducting fraud and/or recovery investigations.
Note: For state employees, this is interpreted at the level of Social Services Lead Investigator (Fraud and Resources).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training 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 area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For state employees, one (1) year of experience as a Social Services Lead Investigator (Fraud and Resources) may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.