Industrial Commission Investigator Job at North Carolina Dept of Insurance, Mecklenburg County, NC

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  • North Carolina Dept of Insurance
  • Mecklenburg County, NC

Job Description

Industrial Commission Investigator Location Mecklenburg County, NC :

Description of Work This is a Repost. All Applicants will need to reapply. Recruitment Salary Range: $45,725 - $63,176 Salary Grade: SW05 Mission of the Industrial Commission: The North Carolina Industrial Commission is vested as a court of exclusive and original jurisdiction by the General Assembly to adjudicate and administer the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act. The Industrial Commission processes over 65,000 workers' compensation accidents and claims filed annually under the Act. This responsibility includes overseeing and providing for the trial of contested cases as well as administering non-contested cases. Workers who are injured by accident on the job or who contract an occupational disease receive disability and medical benefits as ordered by the Industrial Commission. The Industrial Commission is also a court of original jurisdiction for trying tort claims against the State under the North Carolina State Tort Claims Act. Additionally, the General Assembly has mandated the Industrial Commission to provide an adjudicated process for Childhood Vaccine Related Injury claims, Compensation to Persons Erroneously Convicted of Felonies, and Eugenics claims. It acts as a court of exclusive and final jurisdiction for death claims made by families of law enforcement officers, fire fighters, rescue squad workers and civil air patrol members arising under the Death Benefits Act. Each of these adjudicatory systems requires administration of contested and uncontested claims, review of agreements and supervision of payment of benefits. Primary Purpose of the Unit: Criminal Investigations operates as a law enforcement agency and is responsible for conducting criminal investigations into cases of suspected workers' compensation fraud, employee misclassification, and violations related to workers' compensation claims involving employees, employers, insurers, health care providers, attorneys, and vocational rehabilitation providers. Criminal Investigators investigate all criminal complaints filed with the Industrial Commission regarding failure of employers to maintain workers' compensation insurance (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-94(d)), fraud on the part of employees with regard to the collection or obtaining of workers' compensation benefits (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-88.2), fraud on the part of employers with regard to payment or collection of workers' compensation premiums from employees' salaries (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-21), medical payment fraud (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-88.3) and any other claims arising out of violations of Chapter 97 by employees or employers. Criminal Investigations works with judicial officials and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state to resolve the above investigations in criminal court. Criminal Investigations collaborates with the Employee Classification Section to proactively identify and investigate employee misclassification, thus helping ensure compliance with the Employee Fair Classification Act and applicable workers' compensation statutes. Primary Purpose of the Position The primary purpose of the Special Agent is to perform duties as a law enforcement officer working in the Criminal Investigations and Employee Classification Division. The Special Agent works in accordance with Chapter 97 of the Workers' Compensation Act. The Special Agent will identify, collect, analyze, and preserve evidence of workers' compensation crimes employing law enforcement skills, with a focus to deter and detect violations. Work involves responding to and investigating complaints or calls, detecting violations, collection and preservation of evidence, testimony in court proceedings as necessary, and performing related work. During the course of an investigation, the Special Agent may examine or assist with the examination of various insurance documents and records, as well as non-insurance documents and records. These documents may be in written and/or electronic form. Additionally, the Special Agent may interview and interrogate related subjects identified during the course of the investigation. It is essential that the Special Agent maintain a current working knowledge of criminal statutes, the laws of arrest, search and seizure, and all procedural legislative acts that directly apply to conducting criminal investigations. This position will have jurisdiction within the State of North Carolina and will primarily investigate cases in the Western Piedmont region that covers from Ashe County to Union County. Incentives of NC State Employment: We value our employees and offer a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits. Benefits to include:
  • 12 Annual paid Holidays
  • North Carolina State Health Plan administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
  • Supplemental Benefits including: Flexible Spending Accounts, Accident Insurance, Cancer & Specified Disease, Critical Illness, Dental and Vision
  • NC State Retirement (TSERS)
  • WeSave Employee Discounts

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Demonstrated experience performing and conducting criminal investigations as a Detective or Special Agent.
  • Demonstrated experience in proper techniques of conducting criminal investigations, apprehending criminal suspects, and supporting the prosecution of individuals and corporate entities committing crimes.
  • Demonstrated experience in gathering and analyzing evidence and presenting the investigative findings in an organized manner for potential prosecution.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Some state job postings say you can qualify by an “equivalent combination of education and experience.” If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both. See oshr.nc.gov/experience-guide for details. Bachelor's degree from an appropriately credited institution;

and two years of law enforcement experience, including investigative and case preparation experience in the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Management Preference: Prior service in an active Detective or Special Agent position for five years. Necessary Special Qualifications: Certification as a sworn law enforcement officer in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards.

Supplemental and Contact Information

For consideration for this vacancy, all applicants mustcomplete an on-line application using this link, If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be evaluated for the consideration. Applications for positions requiring specific coursework must be accompanied by a copy of the applicant's transcript. Academic Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions and will be verified. If you are selected for a position at DOI/IC, your academic credentials will be verified. To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State Application. Any information omitted from your application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. The Department of Insurance/Industrial Commission will conduct criminal history checks of all job applicants recommended for employment. Failure to accurately acknowledge information on criminal convictions on the state application form will be grounds for non-consideration of applications, disciplinary action, and possible criminal prosecution. The Department of Insurance/Industrial Commission uses the merit-based recruitment and selection plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. ***INCLUDE ALL RELEVANTEDUCATION, WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE DESIGNATED EDUCATION AND WORK HISTORY SECTIONON THE FORMAL APPLICATION*** ***Applications with "see attached" or resumes in lieu of completed education and work experience on the formal application will be deemed incomplete and will not be eligible for consideration for the vacancy*** Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference under N.C.G.S .126 must submit a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. This information may be attached to the online application or be faxed on or before the closing date. Applicants may check the status of their application for a vacancy at any time by logging in to the government jobs system using the above link. Once the applicant has logged in, the status of each submitted application is documented next to each vacancy for which he/she has applied.

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