Welfare Fraud Investigator I

US Government, Plumas County Department of Social Services

WELFARE INVESTIGATOR I
Conducts investigations relating to suspected fraudulent receipt of aid; obtains and presents facts and evidence to support administrative action or prosecution; negotiates for and secures repayment of funds fraudulently obtained; and performs related work as required.

Working under close supervision, Welfare Investigator I is the entry/trainee level in the Welfare Investigator series. Employees receive in-service training, and are given detailed instructions in the performance of routine duties related to welfare fraud investigations. As requisite skills and knowledge are developed, greater independence and the full scope of responsibility are exercised. Unless a position is permanently allocated to level I due to the nature of the work, employees are expected to promote to Welfare Investigator II after one years of satisfactory performance at the trainee level.

WELFARE INVESTIGATOR II
Conducts investigations relating to suspected fraudulent receipt of aid; obtains and presents facts and evidence to support administrative action or prosecution; negotiates for and secures repayment of funds fraudulently obtained; and performs related work as required.

Working under general supervision, Welfare Investigator II is the journey level in the Welfare Investigator series. Employees at this level are expected to be fully qualified and able to independently perform a wide range of fraud investigations.

Some Welfare Investigator II positions may have lead worker responsibilities in agencies with a small investigative function. The Welfare Investigator II differs from the Senior Welfare Investigator in that the latter is the advanced journey level with primary responsibility for functional oversight/evaluation of unit employees, in addition to performing the full range of fraud investigation duties.

Welfare Investigator differs from Eligibility Specialist in that the latter is primarily responsible for determining and verifying initial or continuing eligibility for aid. Eligibility Specialists refer cases to Welfare Investigators upon suspected violation of laws, rules, or regulations pertaining to public assistance. 
WELFARE INVESTIGATOR I – $24.15 – $25.36
WELFARE INVESTIGATOR II – $26.18 – $27.50

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED 

Incumbents in the Welfare Investigator I/II classification receive supervision from Welfare Investigator Supervisors, or other higher-level supervisor or manager. 

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