First listed on: 11 January 2021

Fraud Investigator

  • Full time hours mon-fri $51.50 per hour + Super
  • Initial 4 month contract with extension opportunities
  • Melbourne CBD Location - WFH during COVID

About the Organisation:

This leading Government agency supports those in need and provides tools for Australians with Disabilities to achieve their goals. Their work has an impact on a significant area in the social sector, and you can be a part of the difference that they make in this role.

About the role:

In this role you will make a critical contribution to the safeguarding of public confidence in the Agency and its purpose. you will conduct internal and external fraud investigations to prevent, detect and respond to threats in delivering the scheme of the Organisation. You will lead different investigations into potential fraud, unauthorised access, misconduct and other criminal offences against the Agency. In this role you will use initiative and discretion in interpreting and applying policies, practices and procedures. You will work with autonomy and ensure the work of the team is of high standards and assist with projects as required. you will be a positive and driven individual that will handle competing priorities and contribute to business planning, changes in workplace practices and business improvement strategies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyse and process information to produce accurate and informative reports
  • Conduct formal and informal discussions with staff and partners, participants, providers and third parties
  • Undertake and manage complex and sensitive investigations in accordance with Agency processes and the Australian Government Investigation Standards, 2011
  • Gather evidence from a range of sources and prepare high quality briefs of evidence
  • Prepare cases for referral to relevant parties such as the Australian Federal Police and Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Provide evidence in criminal and civil court as a representative of the Agency
  • Carry out administration, reporting and project work as required
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, enhancing the reputation and influence of the Branch.
  • Promote workplace practices consistent with Agency policy and in accordance with Australian Public Service Values, Code of Conduct and leadership behaviours.

Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Have outstanding communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain networks within the Agency and with external parties
  • Extensive understanding and knowledge of the impact of disability on daily life and how reasonable and necessary supports can impact on a person's ability to participate in community and economic life
  • Experience in responding to and prioritising competing and urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner, while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy
  • Proven track record of managing confidential and sensitive information
  • Evidence of making sound judgement in decision making while operating under pressure
  • Required qualifications consistent with the Australian Government Investigation Standards are: Certificate IV in Government [Fraud Investigations] or Diploma of Government [Fraud Investigations] or equivalent as set out in the Public Services Training Package (PSP04) or demonstrated significant experience with the obligation to obtain the required qualification within 12 months of commencement.

Applicants must hold and maintain, or be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at Negative Vetting Level 1' as soon as practicable after commencement.

In order to be considered, you MUST be an Australian Citizen to apply.

How to apply?
Please click 'APPLY" to upload your details and resume to be considered for this role.


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