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Fraud Investigations Specialist

at City of Greeley, CO

Pay: $47777.6 to $69388.8/year
$47777.6 - $69388.8
Posted: 5/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2433667
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

The Fraud Investigation Specialist works to assist investigators by initiating Fraud, Forgery, Embezzlement and Criminal Impersonation cases, complete Affidavits of Forgery, obtain evidence, identify suspects, and recognize common criminal schemes and trends.

This is a continuous posting with first review of applications on May 15th - this posting may be removed at any time. 

Experience, Knowledge, Skills

  • AA or equivalent specialist training desired;
  • At least 21 years of age;
  • Valid Driver License;
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence;
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization;
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume;
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and mathematics;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Essential Functions

  • Contact citizens at the Police Department or on scene; initiate reports of Fraud, Forgery, Embezzlement, Identity Theft; complete Affidavits of Forgery, locate and obtain video evidence and original documents, interview witnesses, complete photographic lineups and show to witnesses, complete original and supplemental reports, communicate follow up to investigators, create, update and maintain case files;
  • Develop suspect identification, compile suspect dossier, research suspect associates and background information, advise citizens, officers and other jurisdictions in regard to investigations, review other cases and link to other investigations, daily customer service including answering citizen and officer questions, determine nature of incidents (civil vs. criminal), determine jurisdiction of incidents;
  • Contact banks, credit card companies and merchants to locate and obtain evidence (documents and video), assist other agencies with common investigations;
  • Conduct Handwriting Analysis of questioned documents to identify suspects in GPD cases, conduct Handwriting Analysis at the request of other agencies, complete reports of Handwriting Analysis, testify in court on results of Handwriting Analysis;
  • Provide informational presentations or seminars on Identity Theft, Fraud Prevention and Social Networking to community groups, Citizens' Academy students, Teen Academy, banking community or other groups as requested, develop relationships with banking, retail security departments and professional networks to facilitate investigations, contribute to monthly Intelligence Meetings.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work Environment:

  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment;
  • Extended periods of time at a fixed work station;
  • Frequent and inflexible deadlines.
Physical Requirements:   
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear; 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk;
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Vision enough to read computer keyboards, reference books and other written documents;
  • Communication skills sufficient to convey information to the public via telephone and in person;
Manual dexterity sufficient to accurately input, retrieve and verify work assignments.