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Welfare Fraud Investigator II

  2023-02-13     County of Santa Cruz     701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz     $7,639 - 8,589 month  

SALARY: $7,639 - 8,589 / Month

BENEFITS:  Annual Leave, Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Dependent Care Plan, H Care Plan, Health Care Flexible Spending Allowance, Deferred Compensation.

THE JOB: Under direction, investigate cases of suspected welfare fraud and violations of the Public Assistance laws and regulations. Locate and interview witnesses and persons suspected of violations. Obtain and present facts and evidence to support administrative action or prosecution. Perform other work as required.

Welfare Fraud Investigator II is the journey level position in the Welfare Fraud Investigator services. Incumbents carry the full range of caseloads involving general fraud, fraud prevention and early detection and assets match and earnings clearance. This class is distinguished from the class of Welfare Fraud Investigator I in that the latter class performs work under close supervision within established guidelines. Incumbents may provide initial training and guidance to Welfare Fraud Investigator I.          

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:

One year of experience as a Welfare Fraud Investigator I at Santa Cruz County or equivalent.


Possession of a high school diploma or GED Equivalency and three years of professional experience performing responsible investigative work in a law enforcement agency.

License/Certificate: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver License issued by the California State Department of Motor Vehicles during the course of employment. Successful completion of a Specialized Investigator’s Basic Course approved by POST (to meet Penal Code 832.25 requirements) within three years prior to appointment to the class OR possession of a valid Basic Peace Officer Certificate as awarded by POST OR successful completion of the regular basic course certified by POST within three years prior to appointment.



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