Special Agent in Charge (Office of the Attorney General)

04/06/2021

The Office of the Kansas Attorney General (OAG) is an organization that values individuals who strive to work in a team environment, where a positive attitude and willingness to assist others is critical. We seek to hire individuals who exemplify the highest standards of integrity, efficiency and professionalism. You should be well organized, self-motivated, and punctual. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, strong work ethic and superb team building ethos are required.

About the Position

  • Who can apply: Anyone
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassifed (At-Will)
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Location: Topeka, Kansas (Shawnee County)
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Retirement System: KPERS, not Kansas Police & Fire (KP&F)
  • Veterans' Preference Eligible: Yes
  • Search Keywords: law enforcement, investigate, financial crime, felony investigation, white collar investigation, fraud, abuse, Medicaid, supervision, management, leadership

Compensation: 

  • Annual Compensation Rate: $68,000-$72,000

* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

Employment Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs [KPERS, NOT Kansas Police & Fire (KP&F)]

Position Summary & Responsibilities

The Office of the Kansas Attorney General (OAG) is accepting applications to fill a Special Agent in Charge (Commissioned Law Enforcement) position in our Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division to oversee criminal and civil investigations involving possible or alleged white collar fraud and/or abuse, neglect, and exploitation within the State of Kansas' Medicaid program. 

Under supervision of the Deputy Attorney General/Director, the Special Agent in Charge will perform duties to include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, organizes, directs and supervises the investigative activities of subordinate commissioned special agents and nurse investigators who conduct routine and advanced white-collar investigations of matters relating to Medicaid provider fraud, fraud in the administration of the Medicaid program and/or alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation of Medicaid recipients.  Many of the recipients are patients in residential care facilities receiving payment under a federal health care program.  Provides direction and guidance to these special agents in the performance of their assigned duties.
  • Addresses performance and conduct issues involving subordinate special agents and nurse investigators.  Ensures subordinate special agents meet minimum mandatory training requirements.
  • Receives and/or reviews all case referrals and complaints of Medicaid provider fraud, as well as abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons on Medicaid. Assigns assessment and investigative tasks to special agents, keeping in mind workloads and investigative skills.  Develops investigative strategies and case prioritization, and reviews all investigative work product completed by subordinate special agents and nurse investigators.
  • Administers civil and criminal investigative activities of the Division in compliance with federal, state and local laws.
  • Develops policies and procedures for civil and criminal investigations; provides informational services, and assures team members' compliance with office policies and procedures.
  • Prepares all necessary case opening and closing paperwork, and reviews and approves all case closure in electronic case management system.  Conducts monthly case reviews with each special agent for each official case file.
  • Serves as the Unit's investigative liaison with fiscal agent, Medicaid agency, and related state agencies and organizations.  Coordinates inter-agency investigations with federal, state and local investigative agencies, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, other federal and state agencies, and other state Medicaid Fraud Control Units.
  • Presents cases to assistant attorneys general for review for possible civil or criminal prosecution.

Additional duties may be added at any time. This announcement does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed. We would expect you to follow other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, communications, criminal justice, or related field(s). Professional or technical experience, as deemed by the Attorney General to be sufficient qualification to perform the assigned work, may be substituted for the required college study.

Licensing & Certification:

  • Currently or previously certified as a commissioned law enforcement officer in Kansas or in another state. To be certified by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (KS-CPOST) this includes, among other requirements, that the candidate must:
    • be a United States citizen and at least 21 years of age
    • have graduated from a high school accredited by the Kansas state board of education or the appropriate accrediting agency of another state jurisdiction or have obtained the equivalent of a high school education as defined by rules and regulations of the Commission
    • be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the public trust in the applicant as a police officer or law enforcement officer
    • not have been convicted of a crime that would constitute a felony under the laws of the state, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a misdemeanor offense that the Commission determines reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness, integrity or competence of the applicant as define by rules and regulations of the Commission

As used in this section, "conviction" includes rendering of judgment by a military court martial pursuant to the uniform code of military justice, by a court of the United States or by a court of competent jurisdiction in any state, whether or not expunged; and any diversion agreement entered into for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and any diversion agreement entered into on or after July 1, 1995, for a felony.

  • A valid driver's license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer
  • A minimum of four (5) years of felony-level investigative experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years of management experience in a law enforcement agency with direct management/supervision of law enforcement officers
  • Able to effectively testify in court; therefore, applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in background in order to be eligible for hire
  • Experience directing a comprehensive criminal investigative program that has handled all aspects of the criminal investigative process
  • Able to maintain professional relationships with other local, state, and federal law enforcement counterparts
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with mobile device software to include basic knowledge of digital forensic concepts and practices

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Preference will be given to candidates with white-collar/financial crime investigative experience
  • Experience with an electronic document management/case management system

Travel:

  • You would travel to locations required to competently and diligently discharge the assigned duties. Occasional in-state travel may be required.

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:

  • As a condition of employment, candidate(s) are subject to a pre-employment screening process to include a drug screening test, physical examination, psychological testing, fingerprint and name-based criminal history records check and reference/background check of past and present employers. The pre-employment screening process will be waived for current OAG personnel who have previously completed the screening requirements.
  • In this position, you would be authorized access to private information to the extent necessary to perform the assigned duties. Employees of the OAG are required to protect against unauthorized access to such information, ensure the security and privacy of such information, and disclose any anticipated threats or hazards to such information. Employees must be very careful not to release this information to the public or to other individuals, including but not limited to OAG employees who have not been authorized or who do not have a legitimate organizational, departmental, or business need to know. Any questions regarding release of such information to another person should be directed to the employee's supervisor.

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