Working Title: Care Provider Fraud Investigative Assistant

Job Class: Human Services Program Specialist 2

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 01/11/2023
  • Closing Date: 01/24/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE Department of Human Services Central Office
  • Division/Unit: Department of Human Services / Eligibility/Recipient Invest
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $23.62 – $34.45 / hourly; $49,318 – $71,931 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

  • This position has a flexible work arrangement that may allow for telework or a mixture of working in our office and telework.*

This position exists to assist Senior Investigators with investigative tasks relating to the investigation of child care providers and recipients enrolled in the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). This position is responsible for completing tasks that will assist Senior Investigators and unit supervisors in determining if a provider or recipient is involved in defrauding this program.

The employee will work independently as well as part of a team in completing investigative tasks as assigned by unit supervisors, managers, as well as Senior Investigators.

This position requires the ability to complete detailed reviews of evidence obtained by investigators, and conducting comparisons of that evidence with information contained in various Department of Human Services (DHS) databases. Because this position will have a key role in assisting with current investigations and the possibility to testify in hearings, the employee must be able to maintain strict confidentiality so as to not jeopardize ongoing cases, or the large amounts of personal information they will have access to.

Minimum Qualifications

1 year professional experience auditing records and issuing an audit report; OR

3 years advanced technical or paraprofessional experience observing behavior and writing a summary report of observations; OR

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Paralegal, or Business Administration and 2 years of advanced technical or paraprofessional experience.

Experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Recognize issues that could affect the integrity of an investigation
  • Maintain spreadsheet documenting the information obtained in investigation
  • Scan large volumes of evidence from investigators

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail orientated, be able to make careful and accurate observations
  • Testify to their observations in a criminal court at the state or federal level, as well as in administrative hearings
  • Recognize issues that could affect the integrity of an investigation
  • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

How To Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about the position, contact Chris Clifford at christopher.clifford@state.mn.us.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Carolyn Rice at carolyn.rice@state.mn.us.

About Human Services Dept

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

Why Work for Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 12 paid holidays each year.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.