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This investigator position is a SES position within the Office of Inspector General located in Tallahassee, Florida. The incumbent is responsible for conducting investigations under the supervision of the Chief of Investigations pertaining to employee misconduct, fraud, waste, or abuse involving the Department of Children and Families. Duties include conducting investigations either independently or jointly with law enforcement; interpreting violations of laws, rules, policies, or procedures; conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects; obtaining sworn statements; obtaining evidence/documents; conducting reviews and analysis of documents; preparing written reports of investigation; traveling in-state as necessary; performing other related duties as required.
1. A four-year (Bachelor’s) degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Three or more years of investigative experience, preferably with at least one of those years being in an Inspector General’s Office, Internal Affairs, or similar/equivalent environment (i.e., conducting investigations involving an agency’s or organization’s employees).
3. Experience conducting one or more of the following types of investigations:
b. Sexual Harassment
4. Experience conducting interviews of complainants, witnesses, and subjects of an investigation and obtaining sworn statements.
5. Experience writing investigative findings/reports.
6. Experience identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence.
7. Experience interpreting violations of laws, rules, policies, or procedures.
8. Must be able to obtain a Florida Notary Public (must be or become a Florida resident).
9. Experience working with computer-based software, such as word-processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants having the following designations: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI), or Certified Inspector General (CIG).
BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any candidate being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No candidate may begin employment until the background investigation results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background investigations shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five years.
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.
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