County of Orange
Title Change: 7-03-98
From: Senior Investigator, Welfare Fraud
Revised and Title Change: 12-01-87
INVESTIGATOR, WELFARE FRAUD
Requirement - Peace Officers: Per
California Government Code Section 1031.
not have been convicted of a felony. Must pass a background investigation to the
satisfaction of the hiring agency/department.
free from any physical or mental condition which might adversely affect exercise
of peace officer powers, and pass physical and psychological evaluations to the
satisfaction of the County.
States citizenship or qualify under provisions of California Government Code
Graduation from high school or attainment of
a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test or California high school proficiency
possess a current P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate or P.O.S.T. Basic Investigator
Certificate or Basic Course Waiver as of date of application. (P.O.S.T.
Certificates not valid if over three year break in service.)
of a valid California Driver License, Class 3 or higher, by date of appointment.
techniques, methods and procedures, including interviewing and interrogation;
rules of evidence, laws of arrest, and principles of identification,
preservation and presentation of evidence; sources of information used to obtain
evidence and locate persons.
of supervision and training.
assign, supervise and coordinate the work of subordinates; train others in
applicable laws and regulations and investigation methods; prepare, review and
evaluate investigative reports.
and analyze evidence, draw logical conclusions and make sound recommendations;
interpret and effectively apply welfare laws; perform difficult welfare fraud
investigative work; communicate effectively and obtain information from
uncooperative witnesses; prepare and present correspondence and reports in
effective written and oral form; testify in court concerning findings of
Two years of experience at the fully qualified working level as a welfare fraud investigator in a California county, or three years of criminal investigation work for a law enforcement agency.