Special Agent, Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Division (Office of Kansas Attorney General)

07/01/2021

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This is a Commissioned Law Enforcement position in our Fraud and Abuse Litigation Division (FALD) that will conduct mostly white-collar investigations involving possible or alleged fraud and/or abuse within the State of Kansas' Medicaid program.

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

  • Working with other team members, 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 patients in residential care facilities receiving payment under a federal health care program.

  • Locate, collect, analyze, and preserve evidence which largely consists of claim and payment documentation.

  • Develop and prepare accurate detailed reports of investigative findings with recommendations, with appropriate justification, for civil, criminal, or administrative action.

  • Conduct interviews and prepare reports on information gathered from potential witnesses and suspects, including Medicaid providers, their employees, recipients, and others who may have knowledge pertinent to evaluating whether Medicaid providers have violated state and federal laws.

  • Procure, analyze and interpret computerized data, financial records, medical records, investigative records, legal documents, federal and state laws, regulations, policies and other material in the pursuit of evidence of fraud and dependent adult or elder abuse.

  • Testify as a witness in administrative or court proceedings resulting from investigations.

  • Coordinate investigations, also working with appropriate state and federal agencies, including the state Medicaid agency, the United States Attorney's Office, state and federal investigative agencies, district and county attorneys, and local law enforcement agencies.

  • Prepare, coordinate and execute search warrants, including acting as the affiant in search warrant proceedings, as necessary.

  • Perform tasks related to apprehension, arrest, and booking of suspects.

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

  • Graduate 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

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 one (1) year of experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer
• Able to effectively testify in court; therefore, applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in background in order to be eligible for hire.
• Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat
• Familiarity with mobile device software to include the ability to use a smartphone

Preferred Qualifications

• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in criminal justice, business administration, or related field(s)
• Preference will be given to candidates with two (2) or more years of felony-level investigative experience
• Preference will be given to candidates with white-collar/financial crime investigative experience
• Familiarity with electronic 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.

• COMPENSATION RANGE $20.19 - $24.75 hourly
* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Monday, August 16, 2021

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please visit this webpage. Only electronic applications submitted through the State of Kansas Employment Center & Careers Portal will be accepted. Search for Job ID # 200460.

RECRUITER CONTACT INFORMATION

• Name: Deann Tiede
• Email:
careers@ag.ks.gov 
• Phone:
785-296-3716

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The State of Kansas/Office of the Kansas Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, gender (sex), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.

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