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LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATOR II - 41000697

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33607

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Requisition No: 511959 

Agency: Office of the Attorney General

Working Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATOR II - 41000697

Position Number: 41000697 

Salary:  $39,559 - $46,000 

Posting Closing Date: 02/02/2022 

**This is a Full-Time Position**

“This is a re-advertisement. Prior applicants need not re-apply”.

 

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE

Persons applying claiming veteran’s preference eligibility for this position must complete (in its entirety) in People First and attach to their application in People First the following: 1.)  Veteran’s Preference Certification form 2.)  Supporting Documentation for Category you are claiming. FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND ATTACH THE NECESSARY FORM AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION BY THE CLOSE OF THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL RESULT IN VETERAN’S PREFERENCE NOT BEING APPLIED.   You will need to:  1) print these forms, 2) manually complete the forms, 3) scan the completed forms, 4) save the completed forms, then 5) attach the completed forms to your profile in People First.

 

If you are having trouble attaching your completed forms to your profile contact our HR office at 850-414-3900.

 

AGENCY BENEFITS:

The State of Florida offers a variety of employment benefits beginning with: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.  Comprehensive health insurance and life  insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits.  As well as, supplemental dental, vision, life, disability and hospitalization insurance.  In addition, employees are offered promotional opportunities and Tuition-Free college courses.

 

INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs (OAG) is a pre-eminent, constitutional office, which serves as the chief lawyer to all state agencies and provides legal protections for Floridians against fraud and through the enforcement of the state’s laws. The OAG, is a cabinet agency in the executive branch of Florida state government.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be considered for the position all applicants must:

Submit a complete and accurate application profile necessary for qualifying, such as dates of service, reason for leaving, etc. In addition, all applicants must ensure all employment and/or detailed information about work experience is listed on your application (including military service, self-employment, job-related volunteer work, internships, part-time employment, etc.) and that gaps in employment are explained.  Applicants who do not provide all information necessary to qualify, will not be considered for this position.

Verify that applicant responses to qualifying questions are verifiable by skills and/or experience stated on the employment application and/or resume.  Applicants who do not respond to the qualifying questions will not be considered for this position.

 

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment exercise. 

 

Current and future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months. Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement to be considered for that vacancy.

 

OAG employees are paid biweekly.  All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Florida Statute 943.13 requires that any person employed in this class must:
(1)           Be at least 19 years of age, except that any person employed as a full-time, a part-time, or an auxiliary correctional officer must be at least 18 years of age.
(2)           Be a citizen of the United States, notwithstanding any law of the state to the contrary.
(3)           Be a high school graduate or its “equivalent” as the commission has defined the term by rule.
(4)           Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement is not eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Notwithstanding this subsection, any person who has pled nolo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement, prior to December 1, 1985, and has had such record sealed or expunged shall not be deemed ineligible for employment or appointment as an officer.
(5)           Have documentation of his or her processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency or, if a private correctional officer, have documentation of his or her processed fingerprints on file with the Department of Corrections or the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. The department shall retain and enter into the statewide automated biometric identification system authorized by s. 943.05 all fingerprints submitted to the department as required by this section. Thereafter, the fingerprints shall be available for all purposes and uses authorized for arrest fingerprints entered in the statewide automated biometric identification system pursuant to s. 943.051. The department shall search all arrest fingerprints received pursuant to s. 943.051 against the fingerprints retained in the statewide automated biometric identification system pursuant to this section and report to the employing agency any arrest records that are identified with the retained employee’s fingerprints. These fingerprints must be forwarded to the department for processing and retention.
(6)           Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or licensed advanced practice registered nurse, based on specifications established by the commission. In order to be eligible for the presumption set forth in s. 112.18 while employed with an employing agency, a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer must have successfully passed the physical examination required by this subsection upon entering into service as a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer with the employing agency, which examination must have failed to reveal any evidence of tuberculosis, heart disease, or hypertension. A law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer may not use a physical examination from a former employing agency for purposes of claiming the presumption set forth in s. 112.18 against the current employing agency.
(7)           Have a good moral character as determined by a background investigation under procedures established by the commission.
(8)           Execute and submit to the employing agency or, if a private correctional officer, submit to the appropriate governmental entity an affidavit-of-applicant form, adopted by the commission, attesting to his or her compliance with subsections (1)-(7). The affidavit shall be executed under oath and constitutes an official statement within the purview of s. 837.06. The affidavit shall include conspicuous language that the intentional false execution of the affidavit constitutes a misdemeanor of the second degree. The affidavit shall be retained by the employing agency.
(9)           Complete a commission-approved basic recruit training program for the applicable criminal justice discipline, unless exempt under this subsection. An applicant who has:

(a) Completed a comparable basic recruit training program for the applicable criminal justice discipline in another state or for the Federal Government and served as a full-time sworn officer in another state or for the Federal Government for at least 1 year, provided there is no more than an 8-year break in employment, as measured from the separation date of the most recent qualifying employment to the time a complete application for an exemption under this subsection is submitted; or
(b) Served in the special operations forces for a minimum of 5 years, provided there is no more than a 4-year break from the applicant’s special operations forces experience, as measured from the separation date from the special operations forces to the time a complete application for an exemption under this subsection is submitted, is exempt in accordance with s. 943.131(2) from completing the commission-approved basic recruit training program.

(10) Achieve an acceptable score on the officer certification examination for the applicable criminal justice discipline.
(11) Comply with the continuing training or education requirements of s. 943.135.

 

Note: All newly hired employees must obtain CJSTC Sworn Law Enforcement Certification within three months from the date of hire. This includes completion of the training courses, passing the CJSTC sworn law enforcement examination, and any other CJSTC requirement to obtain a Florida active sworn law enforcement certification.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with health care fraud investigative experience working in a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, or five (5) years of sworn law enforcement experience, or five (5) years work experience conducting health care fraud investigations.

 

JOB SUMMARY:   This position is in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is a Florida certified law enforcement agency.  The duties of this position description require a state certified law enforcement officer, who is required to bear firearms and must maintain certification as a law enforcement officer  pursuant to chapter 943, Florida Statutes. The incumbent possesses the power of arrest pursuant  to section 409.9205, Florida Statutes, and is charged with enforcing all matters addressed in 409.920, Florida Statutes.

 

This is independent work conducting investigations of alleged violations of applicable laws pertaining to Medicaid fraud in the administration of the Medicaid program and/or the alleged abuse or neglect of patients in health care facilities governed by the State Medicaid program.

 

An employee in this position of Law Enforcement Investigator II performs work which may include performing all aspects of Medicaid fraud investigations. This work includes but is not limited to, making arrests, serving search warrants, collecting of evidence, analyzing evidence, conducting interviews, preparing reports and exhibits to include testimony in courts.

                                               

65 %  Conducts routine and complex investigations of possible Medicaid fraud and/or patient abuse, including interviews with witnesses and possible criminal violators. Make arrests when applicable.  Serve and execute search warrants.

 

20 %  Review records collected during investigation and prepare reports pertaining to all aspects of the investigation for use in criminal prosecution, civil actions and administrative referrals.

 

10 %  Assist in the prosecution of Medicaid fraud and/or patient abuse to include testimony in courts of law pertaining to the investigation.

 

 5 %  Perform other assigned duties.

 

VETERAN RECRUITMENT STATEMENT: The OAG values the service provided by veterans and their families and supports the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.  Applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply, pursuant to chapter 295, Florida statutes.  However, applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, dd form214 member copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by rule 55a-7, Florida administrative code.  All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  For information on the supporting documentation required, click here .  If you have trouble attaching the documentation, contact our HR office at 850-414-3900.

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITY/ADA STATEMENT: The OAG supports the employment of individuals with disabilities and encourages them to seek employment within our agency. If you need an accommodation because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to participate in the application process, please notify the people first service center at 877-562-7287.  If you need accommodation during the selection process, please notify the hiring authority in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: All OAG positions are "sensitive or special trust" and require favorable results on a background investigation including fingerprinting, pursuant to s. 110.1127(2)(a), F.S.  The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free Workplace, all employees are subject to reasonable suspicion or other drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.   We hire only U.S. citizens and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

 

E-VERIFY STATEMENT: The Office of the Attorney General participates in the u.s. government’s employment eligibility verification program (e-verify).  E-verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the united states after completion of the employment eligibility verification form (i-9).

 

REMINDERS: Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website at: https: //www.sss.gov.  If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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