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Social Services Inspector II

Recruitment #171102-H22B-03

Introduction

 

Announcement #: 17-A054
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO ALL SOURCES
Organization: OCA-Investigations(Field)
Address: 440 S. Houston, Suite 104, Tulsa, OK 74127
Travel: Extensive

Job Description, essential functions:
This position conducts investigations of alleged abuse and neglect of children in residential care about the level of foster care as well as vulnerable adults, including limited after hours response and on call duties.

Job description, marginal functions:
Investigates allegations of abuse, neglect of children in residential care.

Preference/Selective Qualifications Statement:
Preference may be given to applicants with experience in Investigations with Child Welfare, developmental disability, or adult and family services.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

 

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for conducting internal and external audits and field investigations and performing federally or state mandated quality control audits to evaluate the effectiveness of agency programs.  Some positions will perform follow-up reviews and advocate for clients and program changes . Duties include investigating welfare fraud and employee violations of agency policy, regulations and applicable state and federal laws.  Some positions in this job family will conduct investigations and inquiries to protect the rights of clients, act as client advocate and file grievances on behalf of clients.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned, the expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level II:    
At this level, employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level.  In addition to the duties performed at Level I, tasks will include, but are not limited to, carrying a caseload of complex and difficult audits and investigations; preparing material pertinent to the analysis and evaluation of program operations at the local level; analyzing records of selected cases in all counties to determine completeness of documentation of eligibility factors and implementation by the agencies; and analyzing plans for caseworker service.  Documents all eligibility factors on cases selected for review.  Coordinates fraud investigation surveillance activities with other state and federal agencies, assists out-of-state agencies in investigations; may conduct single suspect investigations; may perform investigations in the capacity of a certified peace officer.  In addition, employees at this level review and analyze personnel actions and procedures for compliance with the Oklahoma Personnel Act, Merit Rules for Employment and internal agency policies and regulations, investigate alleged violations of personnel laws and regulations, evaluate findings and prepare reports, make recommendations for correction of noncompliance.  Locate and conduct interviews with selected recipients; check collateral references for verification of essential information pertinent to the case under review; verifies income and other benefits received by client household; summarizes results of investigation and/or reviews conclusions of case review; prepares weekly and monthly reports to supervisor.  Employees will also investigate violations of Medicaid programs and assignment agreements on the part of physicians, hospitals and/or other providers and investigate complaints against the juvenile service system.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree and three years of professional experience in investigation, auditing, social work, juvenile justice, personnel administration, law enforcement, child support enforcement, or working with person with intellectual disabilities;  or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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