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Program Investigator

Recruitment #21-002586-0041




Department of Human Services

Office of the Inspector General

1525 N. Calvert Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This is the primary position for the Bureau of Investigative Services Unit (BIS) in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). This position conducts reviews, examinations and investigations in order to objectively monitor, verify, and analyze allotment of State and federal funds disbursed through Department of Human Services (DHS). It is a key resource for ensuring department financial integrity with regard to preventing and investigating fraud and other misconduct against DHS. By protecting DHS programs that must be free of financial and other types of abuse, the position also contributes to ensuring DHS customers achieve independence. This assists the OIG’s mission to protect the integrity of the DHS and to detect, deter and reduce financial loss to the State.


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

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

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


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.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1.  One year of experience working for the Department of Human Services (DHS). 

2.  A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law, Juvenile Justice, Cyber Security, or related field.

3.  One year of investigatory experience in any of the following areas: Family Investment Specialist, Law Enforcement Officer, Fraud Investigator, Child Protective Service Worker, Child Support Specialist, Absent Parent Locator and/or locating individuals for the purpose of serving warrants and subpoenas.

4.  One year of experience in the judiciary system.

5.  One year of experience writing investigation reports.

6.  One year of experience using Microsoft Office Suite.  (Word to create documents and reports and Excel to create spreadsheets). 


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please email requested information only to  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7416.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.