Senior HR Fraud Investigator (Oakland, CA, US, 94612)

Pacific Gas And Electric Company

Requisition ID # 155588 

Job Category: Human Resources 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gen Counsel, Ethics, Risk & Compliance

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland



Department Overview


The Ethics, Risk, & Compliance teams promote a culture that enables employees to act with integrity, speak up to raise concerns, manage records and information, and comply with all legal and regulatory requirements. Through our unique expertise and learnings, we help shape outcomes to make PG&E better. We partner across PG&E to learn lessons from the past, make improvements to our business, and cultivate an ethical business environment.


Position Summary


The Senior HR (Fraud) Investigator will conduct investigations into alleged misconduct by employees and other parties and determine whether those activities constitute a violation of PG&E’s Code of Conduct or other governance. You will use your expertise and knowledge to apply and interpret the Company Code of Conduct, policies, standards, and procedures. In this role, you will report and discuss investigation outcomes with Ethics, Risk & Compliance leadership, and other stakeholders in accordance with the Company’s Conduct Standard (CDT-1004S) and established investigation procedure (CDT-2001P-06).


The Senior Investigator’s primary focus will be on fraud-related cases and other types of misconduct-related cases may be assigned based on business needs.


This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and in-person at the Oakland General Office or and/or San Ramon based on business needs.


PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. Although we estimate the successful candidate hired into this role will be placed between the entry point and the middle of the range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis related to these factors.​ This job is also eligible to participate in PG&E’s discretionary incentive compensation programs.


A reasonable salary range is:


Bay Area Minimum: $ 102,000

Bay Area Maximum: $162,000


Job Responsibilities


  • Conducts thorough internal investigations involving violations of the Code of Conduct, including, but not limited to, fraud investigations involving the falsification of records, expenses, payroll entries and conflicts of interest.
  • Conduct thorough external fraud investigations involving various PG&E contractors and subcontractors.
  • Conducts intake and other interviews of people who raise concerns.
  • Conducts investigations under limited guidance regarding employee complaints and allegations concerning violations of the Company’s policies and Code of Conduct.
  • Develops and implements investigation plans to timely research concern(s), uses Accounting, Fraud, and/or Human Resources knowledge and expertise to interpret and apply relevant Company policies and identify relevant evidentiary material.
  • Analyzes the issues and available material related to the concern(s)to make findings of facts and determine whether misconduct violation(s) of Company policy or the Code of Conduct occurred.
  • Prepares written reports summarizing investigation findings for review.
  • Accurately maintains all intake and investigation notes, files, and records in the electronic case management system.
  • Interprets, applies, and provides guidance on internal policies, best practices and relevant local, state, and federal laws.
  • Coaches and mentors other investigators.
  • Supports and leads special projects, such as investigation policy and template development, process improvements and trainings.






  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Law, Journalism, Psychology, Public Policy or related field or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of relevant Business (e.g., Accounting), Human Resources (e.g., Employee Relations), Employment Law or equivalent experience  
  • 3 years of relevant investigations or equivalent experience




  • Advanced Degree in Business, Law, Communications or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant credential or equivalent
  • Licensed Private Investigator



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