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ADMINISTRATOR I- Contractual

SNAP Integrity Officer/Trainer

Recruitment #19-002586-0110

Introduction

This is a recruitment for a full-time contractual position with the Maryland Department of Human Services, Office of the Inspector General.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Office of the Inspector General

1525 N. Calvert Street, 7th Floor

Baltimore MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as a SNAP Integrity Officer/Trainer responsible for preparing and making public awareness presentations regarding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program and SNAP Trafficking initiatives to Maryland retailers and DHS staff. Make presentations at formal training classes on program policy, investigative techniques and criminal, civil and federal law to federal agencies, other State agencies, and private industry to increase fraud prevention effectiveness. This is the primary position for the Bureau of Investigative Services Unit (BIS) in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Family Investment Administration (FIA). This position conducts reviews, examinations and investigations in order to objectively monitor, verify, and analyze allotment of (SNAP) benefit funds disbursed through FIA. It is a key resource for ensuring SNAP integrity with regard to preventing and investigating fraud and other misconduct against the SNAP Program. The position's goal is to reduce and prevent recipient trafficking of (SNAP).

POSITION DUTIES

Prepares and makes public awareness presentations regarding SNAP program and SNAP Trafficking initiatives to Maryland retailers and DHR staff.

Makes presentations at formal training classes on program policy, investigative techniques and criminal, civil and federal law to federal agencies, other State agencies, and private industry to increase fraud prevention effectiveness. 

Participates in training by federal agencies, the Maryland State Police and other State agencies to increase fraud prevention effectiveness.

The presentations provide subject matter expertise in: use of technology to conduct investigations, interviewing, prosecutions, Intentional Program Violations (IPV), and Administrative Disqualification Hearings (ADH) and payment integrity improvement.

Solicits feedback from FIA and OIG Leadership.

Conducts state-wide training to improve the consistency and accuracy of the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) SNAP 366b report. 

Assist in the development and maintaining of data within a state-wide repository.

Routinely contact local departments and validate data being submitted for monthly/ quarterly report.Training includes using techniques to detect falsification of documents, interviewing, and fraud prevention.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes:

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Two years of the required experience must include:

Providing training in both policy and eligibility for Food Supplement Program (FSP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  

AND/OR  

Providing training for a government and/or private sector Family Investment program. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Experience in the development and presentation of training primarily in Food Supplement Program (FSP)policy/regulations and data systems.

Experience in the preparation and presentation of FSP/SNAP program policy and FSP/SNAP Trafficking initiatives to Maryland retailers and DHR staff.

Experience making presentations at formal training classes to federal agencies, other State agencies, as well as private industry on FSP/SNAP program policy, investigative techniques and criminal, civil and federal law to increase fraud prevention effectiveness.

Experience assisting in the development and maintenance of data within a state-wide repository for federal reporting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  It is important that you report all related education and experience that is relevant to this recruitment qualifications. All information concerning your qualifications, including a copy of your diploma or transcripts must be provided if selected for an interview.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list. The resulting list may be used for future vacancies with this agency or other state agencies.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  If selected for an interview, you will be required to provide an official transcript.  For all foreign education obtained outside the U. S. you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview.  

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to the Department of Human Resources, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Attn: D. Santos, Room 141, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Information received after the closing date will not be considered.  Application inquiries may be directed to 410-767-7414.     

 TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.