Under direction, to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the investigative and office support work of an investigation unit engaged in investigating cases of suspected fraudulent receipt of public assistance; to serve as liaison with the District Attorney's office and other law enforcement agencies; to act as receiver of Department subpoenas; to direct the work of a unit engaged in locating and developing financial resources of clients; to supervise staff who participate in the arresting and booking of suspects; to negotiate for and secure repayment or funding owed the Human Services Agency; and to do related work as required. Incumbents in this class are responsible for directing the initial, on-going, and final investigative activities of suspected fraud cases referred to the District Attorney's Office. Investigation includes making a rapid determination whether aid should be withheld and gathering detailed evidence which may be used by the District Attorney in prosecution for fraud. Incumbents will also be responsible for directing preventative welfare fraud programs.
Three (3) years of full-time paid experience in criminal investigation work locating observing and interviewing suspects and witnesses and preparing reports of findings.
: Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required college on a year-for-year basis.)
: Must obtain a valid basic P.O.S.T. certificate within 12 months of appointment, failure to do so will result in termination
While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
A valid California driver's license and DMV clearance will be required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants for positions within the Human Services Agency are subject to a criminal history background check.
If you would like to have Veteran's preference points included as part of the application packet, please submit a copy of your DD-214 form. Applicants must fax a copy of the DD-214 form to CPS HR Consulting at 916-648-1211 by the close of business on the application deadline. The form should include the position title and county you are applying for.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants, who receive a passing score on a written or oral examination, shall be eligible to receive credit for an additional five (5) points to be added to the final examination score. Veteran's preference is allowed only on initial entrance into County service and shall not affect the order of eligibility on any other employment lists.
For the purpose of this section, a veteran is one who has received an honorable discharge from active duty, and has served:
1. During one of the following wartime or equivalent periods:
Sept. 11, 2001 to End of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Aug. 2, 1990 to Jan. 2, 1992
Jan. 31, 1955 to Oct. 15, 1976
2. During peacetime for which service a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States and where discharge was under honorable conditions. This would include Lebanon, Grenada and Southwest Asia.
A copy of the discharge form (DD-214) shall be submitted to CPS HR Consulting for each position applied for, along with an application for employment requesting such preference, on or before the final filing date specified on the job announcement. Failure to submit the required credentials (DD-214) prior to the final filing date will be deemed a waiver of credits.
If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS
Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CPS HR Consulting at **** or 916-471-3507 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination.
Merced County is located in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley in central California, an area earning worldwide acclaim for its rich agriculture, and spans from the coastal ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The City of Merced, the self-proclaimed Gateway to Yosemite, has a population of approximately 81,102, yet retains the charm of a small town with amenities routinely found in larger communities. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area. The County is representative of the rural heartland and Gold Rush remnants underpinning the state's heritage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and friendly area with an abundance of beautiful bike paths, and offers choices of higher education in UC Merced and Merced College. From a political perspective, Merced County is considered to be a bellwether county, having voted for the successful presidential candidate in every election from 1972 to 2012.
Merced County Human Services Agency Mission and Vision Statements and Core Values
Strong, healthy families in a resourceful community
Toimprove the well-bring of our community through service and partnership
Service-Unwavering commitment to serving the community
Trust - Confidence in the integrity, ability, and reliability of one another
Respect - Demonstrating regard, concern, and esteem for one another
Creativity - Willingness to risk and exploreoriginal and imaginative ways of doing things
Responsibility - Being accountable for providing quality service in an ethical manner
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About CPS HR Consulting
CPS HR is an innovative, client-centered human resources and management consulting firm specializing in solving the unique problems and challenges faced by government and non-profit agencies. CPS HR was formed as a JPA public agency in 1985. As a self-supporting public agency, we understand the needs of public sector clients and have served as a trusted advisor to our clients for more than 31 years. The distinctive mission of CPS HR is to transform human resource management in the public sector.
With more than 110 full-time employees as well as 200 project consultants and technical experts nationwide, CPS HR delivers breakthrough solutions that dramatically transform public sector
organizations to positively impact the communities they serve. CPSHR is headquartered in Sacramento, California, with regional offices in Littleton, Colorado; Austin, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia.
CPS HR offers clients a comprehensive range of competitively priced services, all of which can be customized to meet the City’s specific needs. We are committed to supporting and developing strategic organizational leadership and human resource management in the public sector. We offer expertise in the areas of classification and compensation, organizational strategy, recruitment and selection, and training and development.
CPS HR occupies a unique position among its competitors in the field of government consulting; as a
JPA, whose charter mandates that we serve only public-sector clients, we actively serve all government
sectors including Federal, State, Local, Special Districts and Non-Profit Organizations. This singular
position provides CPS HR with a systemic and extensive understanding of how each government sector
is inter-connected to each other and to their communities. That understanding, combined with our
knowledge of public and private sector best practices, translates into meaningful and practical
solutions for our clients’ operational and business needs.