Investigator IV
State of South Carolina - Lexington County, SC

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Conducts complex fraud, waste, and abuse investigations in the Executive Branch of South Carolina State Government. Emphasis for the investigative position will be fraud and misconduct investigations requiring interviewing skills; writing; analysis of voluminous records; and interpersonal ability to develop the support and trust of agencies, from Director to front line employees, under review. Prior management/leadership and organizational diverse experiences enhance investigators ability to operate within, as well as quickly understand, the complexity of state government operations. Investigations will generally pertain to major issues within state government with the goal of impacting statewide organizational change and improvement.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:

State: A high school diploma and experience conducting investigations. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required work experience.

OIG: A high school diploma and nine (9) years experience conducting investigations or an associate's degree and seven (7) years experience conducting investigations or a bachelor's degree and five (5) years experience conducting investigations.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to independently plan investigations.
  • Ability to conduct complex investigations in the areas of fraud, corruption, misconduct or organizational waste.
  • Ability to locate and interview individuals.
  • Ability to combine witness interviews and record reviews to draw conclusions.
  • Ability to collect, organize and analyze large volumes of records and prepare corresponding report w/conclusions.
  • Ability to use information technology to facilitate data analysis, as well as present data for briefings and reports.
  • Ability to present clear, concise and comprehensive written and oral reports.
  • Ability to respond professionally to stressful situations.
  • Confidence to operate in investigations without initial structure or clarity, then develop investigative objectives, logical investigative strategies and execute an investigative plan to reach logical conclusions.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and ability to work with law enforcement in joint investigations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to easily develop rapport with witnesses, as well as interact with Agency Heads as a representative of the Office of the State Inspector General.

Additional Comments:

Some travel may be required.

The Office of the State Inspector General is a new independent agency with oversight of integrity and cost/effectiveness of The Executive Branch.

The Office of the State Inspector General anticipates hiring 1 - 3 Investigator IVs.

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