This is an INTERNAL POSTING open ONLY for current North Carolina State Government employees and for eligible RIF candidates from NC State Government.
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with Benefits.
Note to Current State Employees:
The Salary Grade for this position is GN15. State employees are encouraged to apply for positions of interest even if the salary grade is the same as or lower than their current position. If selected for this position, a new salary will be recalculated taking into consideration the quantity of relevant education and experience, funding availability, and internal equity. Based upon these factors, a pay increase or decrease MAY result.
About The Department of Public Safety (DPS):
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NC DPS) is the largest state agency with more than 26,000 employees. It is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection, and preparation. We have a mission that matters!
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The primary purpose of the Crime Victim Compensation Commission is to serve the victims of North Carolina in various capacities through the NCGS mandated programs comprised of Victim Compensation and Rape Victims Assistance. The Crime Victim Compensation reimburses citizens who suffer medical expenses and lost wages as a result of being an innocent victim of a crime committed in North Carolina according to NCGS Chapter 15B. This program works directly with the North Carolina Crime Victims Compensation Commission; whose primary purpose is to compensate victims of crime for certain monetary expenses that were incurred as the result of a violent act committed against them. Victims of rape, assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence and drunk driving, as well as the families of homicide victims, are eligible to apply for financial help. The Rape Victim Assistance provides free forensic medical examinations for victims of rape or sex offenses according to NCGS Chapter 143B-1200.
Primary Purpose of the Position:
The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that the program is operating as outlined in appropriate statutes and division policies and procedures. This position must ensure that claims are investigated in a timely and efficient manner. The position prepares and submits appropriate reports in a timely manner to the Director and Commission as indicated by statutes and policy.
- Serve as a statewide point of contact for the gathering of investigative information from law enforcement to complete recommendations of award or denial for submitted claims, according to NCGS Chapter 15B and appropriate policies and procedures.
- Maintain an effective working relationship among law enforcement agencies and executives. Work involves the investigation of claims submitted for resolution through the Victim Compensation fund to verify legitimacy of claims, detect fraud, and verify submitted law enforcement information.
- Maintain an effective working relationship among court officials, such as district attorneys, victim witness program officials, victim advocacy groups, law enforcement agencies, and other governmental agencies and private organizations. Work involves maintaining a high degree of visibility among law enforcement personnel and constituent groups to promote program services.
- Responsible for testifying in court and before the Commission and other personnel and agencies as may be appropriate.
- Responsible for projects as may be assigned by the Director. Must be able to comprehend, interpret, and apply NCGS Chapter 15B. Must be able to exercise judgement in investigation claims to make recommendations for award or denial supported by NCGS Chapter 15B.
- Review work for compliance with appropriate statutes, regulations and any other requirements established by appropriate authority. This position maintains considerable knowledge of Victim Services and Departmental policies and procedures related to Victim Compensation and related NC General Statutes. This position requires a high level of personal contact and public speaking and must be able to articulate clearly and accurately. This position works independently and as a member of a team.
- Investigate compensation claims for approval of payment as outlined in appropriate statutes and division policies and procedures. Claims must be processed in a timely and efficient manner.