This position is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the Program Integrity activities within these programs. This position provides professional consulting and technical support to ensure that county and state staff receive clear, concise and accurate program policy. This position serves as the liaison between county departments of social services and other state and federal agencies concerning issues around program integrity, fraud and misuse of benefits. This position provides training for county investigators at Program Integrity Network Meetings and represents the Section in workgroups and meetings regarding program integrity issues. This position coordinates the development of procedures and processes for investigations, and prepares and submits quarterly reports to USDA-FNS regarding the status of claims. This position must be proficient in the use of EPICS, the claims tracking system, and works with NC FAST staff to ensure the system supports policy and data collection requirements.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Employee must have thorough knowledge of the Food and Nutrition Services Program as well as a working knowledge of Crisis Intervention and Low Income Energy Assistance Programs (LIEAP). Excellent writing skills and strong verbal communication skills are required. Individual must have the ability to work as part of a team and support the goals of the Division and the Department. Individual must have a high degree of self discipline to assure that work is done accurately and deadlines are met. Individual needs to be able to establish an effective working relationship with staff in county departments of social services, as well as with federal, state and local agencies that work in partnership with the Food and Nutrition Services and Energy Programs.
Additional preferred : An individual who has FNS, WFFA, or Program Integrity experience and are proficient in EPICS.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from a four-year college or university and four years of experience in eligibility determination/investigation in AFDC Medicaid, or Food Stamp programs in a county department of social services or at the State office level, one of which must have been in a supervisory or consultative capacity; or graduation from a four-year college or university and four years of experience in a combination of social work and eligibility determination, one of which must have been in a supervisory or consultative capacity in the area of eligibility; or high school graduation and eight years of experience in eligibility determination in AFDC Medicaid or Food Stamp programs in a county department of social services or at the State office level, two of which must have been in a supervisory or consultative capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
The Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214. State employees who are seeking reduction in force priority should attach a copy of their letter of notification to receive this priority.
***Please submit an on-line State Government application. Applicants must complete the work history section on the application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application form. Applicants that exclude required information on the PD-107, but reference "See Attached Resume" will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. ***
Application for employment must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on the closing date.
***DEGREES MUST BE RECEIVED FROM APPROPRIATELY ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS***
Division of Social Services Human Resources Office
Contact Person: Solona Baskerville
Contact Number: (919) 334-1043
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources
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