This position is located in the Charlotte Office of the Medicaid Investigations Division. It is responsible for investigation of fraudulent activity by Medicaid providers and patient abuse occurring in Medicaid funded facilities and to support criminal and civil fraud and abuse actions in state and federal court and national task forces, for the support the legal staff of the Medicaid Investigations Division, District Attorney's Office and United States Attorney's Office in all phases of litigation, discovery requests, asset forfeiture procedures, audits, reports, and equipment maintenance. DOJ has a competency based recruitment program; for those purposes recruitment for this position is at Journey Level, equivalent to pay grade 73. If a Journey level candidate is not selected, management reserves the right to select a Contributing level candidate. Selected candidate will undergo and must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation.
This position is not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial systems. Knowledge of laws relevant to Medicaid provider fraud and patient abuse investigations. Ability to follow the flow of funds and assets through transactions. Knowledge of investigative and examination techniques. Ability to use the latest technology. Knowledge of and ability to conduct and complete complex Medicaid provider fraud and patient abuse investigations independently. Demonstrates sound judgment in making decisions and recommendations.
Ability to clearly communicate accounting principles. Ability to clearly and accurately communicate and document findings verbally and in written reports. Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, witnesses, other law enforcement personnel, attorneys, court personnel, experts, and others.
Ability to develop sound conclusions based on knowledge of accounting. Ability to identify, gather, understand, and analyze financial information. Ability to develop and execute an investigative plan to investigate financial crimes. Ability to consult with Division attorneys. Ability to interview witnesses and to obtain evidence related to a case. Ability to recognize unusual activity. Ability to develop sound conclusions and present findings. Ability to serve as a trial witness. Ability to determine if laws were violated. Ability to investigate within prescribed timeframes. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree preferably in accounting, finance, business administration, or criminal justice with eighteen credit hours of accounting coursework or a bachelor's degree preferably in accounting, finance business adminisration, or criminal justice and two years of experience auditing or investigating white-collar, financial crimes; or equivalent combination of training and experience. A combination of working knowledge of accounting and financial laws and a background in law enforcement or investigations is preferred. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. May require certification as a Law Enforcement Officer or Special Agent in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission or the ability to achieve certification within one year of employment.
** This is not a sworn position and does not require certification as a law enforcement officer.**
Management prefers 18 hours of accounting coursework, prior experience related to the identification or investigation of fraud or accounting irregularities, and the ability to satisfactorily complete a detailed personal security background investigation.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
Computer literacy is an important component of all DOJ jobs, we encourage you to apply electronically . All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the NEOGOV Online Job Application System ( http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/ ) for the State of North Carolina.
To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information not included on the application form cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Embedded or attached resumes are not accepted as a substitution for a completed application.
Any licenses or certificates must be included in the appropriate section of the application form.
Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders.
The NC Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The NC Department of Justice uses Merit-Based Recruitment to select from among the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. Once the position has been filled, all on-line applicants will be notified via the e-mail provided at the time of application.
NC Department of Justice
Human Resources Office
Lisa Sasser, Recruitment Specialist
114 W. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603