Job: Senior Investigator(Job Id 36538)

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Job Description

03/08/2018 03/15/2018
PHOENIX 33,435.00-59,812.00

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

Senior Investigator

Division of Developmental Disabilities

4000 N. Central Ave. Suite 900

Phoenix, AZ 85012


The Division of Developmental Disabilities’ (DDD) Senior Investigator is responsible for conducting the most urgent Level (One) 1 and Level (Two) 2 incident investigations and complete reports including recommendations regarding corrective action within mandated timelines.


-          Conducts most urgent internal Level 1 and Level 2 incident investigations and completes reports including recommendations regarding corrective action which meet Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) standards

-          Interviews all involved and relevant parties, if other agencies are involved, coordinates and conducts investigation efforts with these entities as assigned by the supervisor

-          Writes and submits clear, concise and logical quality investigative reports within five (5) day CMS requirement; ensures corrective actions are documented and completed according to the investigative report recommendations

-          Serves as team leader to Statewide staff who have completed certified investigations training and are conducting Level 1, 2 or 3 investigations

-          Acts as a back-up to the State Operations Incident Coordinator entering incident reports into the Incident Management System (IMS)


Knowledge of:

-          Investigation methods

-          Preponderance of evidence to determine recommendations

-          Federal, State and agency laws, rules, regulations and policies governing Intermediate Care Facility (ICF)/ Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (IID) and Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) requirements

-          Interviewing techniques

-          Records searching/review

Skill in:

-          Oral and written communication

-          Maintaining and updating database files

-          Working with material of a technical and/or confidential nature

-          Dealing with the public using appropriate tact and resourcefulness

-          Compile, organize, analyze and interpret data and information into report formats

-          Leading others

Ability to:

-          Write, summarize and produce difficult and complex report concisely

-          Use various computer software applications (Word, Excel, Database systems, etc.)

-          Assist with timely project, reports, memos, etc.

-          Learn, interpret and apply federal, state, department and division programs, policies and procedures

-          Drive a vehicle


-          The ideal candidate will have Four (4) years experience in conducting investigations

-          One (1) year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or a vulnerable population is preferred

-          Experience in utilizing various computer programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Database systems, etc.) is desired


-          Background and Reference Checks

-          Valid Driver’s License


 The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-          Sick leave

-          Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Health and dental insurance

-          Retirement plan

-          Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-          Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact (602) 771-1702 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.