The State of Connecticut, the Department of Social Services (DSS) delivers and funds a wide range of programs and services as Connecticut’s multi-faceted health and human services agency. DSS serves 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 are currently accepting applications from our qualified agency employees for a Social Services Investigator Supervisor within the Resources and Recoveries Unit. In this position you will be required to conduct field work. Positions will be available in Windsor, and Norwich.
- Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
- Schedule: Monday through Friday, First shift, 8:00am-4:30pm
- Location: Windsor, Norwich, CT.
In this role, you will discover the opportunity to:
- Engage in a rewarding career.
- Showcase your talents in a meaningful role.
- Thrive in an exciting environment.
- Provide support to a division that is passionate about the work we do.
- Make a difference in the public sector.
- Work together in a collaborative team environment.
- Schedule, assign, oversee and review the work of staff.
- Provide staff training and assistance including identifying, planning and implementing training.
- Much more!
We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
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- In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- At any time during the recruitment process you may be asked to submit additional information.
- Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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- If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Anamaria Giangarra at Anamaria.email@example.com and reference the recruitment number.
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.
- Experience with DSS Resources and Fraud functions and operations.
- Experience providing training and support to staff.
- Experience with investigatory methods and techniques.
- Experience locating, interpreting and applying policies, State Statutes and Federal Regulations.
- Experience interacting with clients and their authorized representatives for overpayment recoveries and associated penalties.
- Experience using ImpaCT, Microsoft Word, Access and Excel to manage data, write reports, track work and schedule meetings.
- Experience communicating effectively across all levels of an organization, including both internal and external partners.
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.