INVESTIGATOR/SPECIAL AGENT

State of Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana
health medicaid providers law enforcement fraud neglect medical justice attorney health care facilities financial vacancy manager
November 16, 2022
State of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
OTHER
Supplemental Information

The Department of Justice, Office of Attorney General, Jeff Landry, is seeking applications for an Investigator/Special Agent. Salary offered will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected. The position domicile is TBD. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check, drug screening and reference verifications.


Please note: For recruitment purposes, many vacancies may be filled from the same posting.


Louisiana Bureau of Investigations:

Provides follow-up investigation services for the LADOJ; responds to requests for investigative assistance from government agencies, including the apprehension of fugitives; and provides investigative services in cyber crimes, white collar crimes, and public corruption.


Medicaid Fraud Control Unit:

The Louisiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) is a state law enforcement agency, and it’s mission is to investigate and prosecute health care providers who have defrauded the Medicaid program. The MFCU also investigates and prosecutes allegations of abuse, and neglect of residents in health care facilities.


The MFCU utilizes a team-based approach to uncover abuse and neglect of residents and complex financial fraud committed by healthcare providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, physicians, dentists, nurses, and other Medicaid providers. The MFCU holds offenders accountable through criminal prosecution and civil litigation. From inception through disposition, the nurse will assist attorneys, investigators and forensic auditors in criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions.




To Apply: Click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which may be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.



Applicants may check the status of their application at any time by selecting the "Application Status" link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings:


  • Application Received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

  • Evaluating Experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

  • Eligible for Consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for this position.

  • Referred to the Hiring Manager for Review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

  • Position Filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

  • Position Canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

Resumes will be accepted as an attachment to your application; however, all relevant education and experience must be included at the time you apply.


Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your online application. Transcripts may be faxed to (225) 326-6795.


For further information about this vacancy, please contact:


Brandi Collins

HR Generalist C

Phone: (225) 326-6728

Fax: (225) 326-6795


The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.



Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:



  • Must posses a valid Louisiana driver's license.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:



  • Posses a Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Certification (P.O.S.T);

  • Two years of full-time satisfactory experience within the last five years conducting investigations for a commercial, industrial, governmental, or law enforcement employer;

  • An associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university; or relevant experience and a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations related to health care and the facilities, particularly in the Medicaid program;

  • Experience in criminal investigations;

  • Experience in financial crime investigations.



Job Concepts

The job duties may include, but are not limited to the following:



  • Review and evaluate allegations of abuse and/or neglect of residents in health care facilities and the circumstances surrounding the events to determine if further investigation is warranted;

  • Assist other Assistant Attorney General's in case preparation and testify at grand jury and trial as needed;

  • Request, review, and analyze complex medical documentation; the provisions of care delivered by health care providers in all health care settings.

  • Identify and capture electronic evidence, such as screenshots, videos, websites, domain registration and hosting information, mail server information, and other data found in computers and digital media;

  • Evaluate the implementation of the standards of care;

  • Prepare a variety of documents, reports, and spreadsheets related to assigned projects and cases;

  • Serve as a resource for the MFCU staff by explaining medical terminology, medical procedures, expected standards of care, and differing responsibilities of health care providers.

  • Engage and communicate directly with consumers, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and others in furtherance of investigative duties;

  • Knowledge of criminal investigative principles, techniques, and methodologies; of state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations pertaining to law enforcement activities; and of criminal and civil court proceedings and rules of evidence.


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