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Investigator Fraud Intervention Services, Waikato

Ministry of Social Development
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Waikato - Hamilton
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Investigators, Fraud Intervention Service, Waikato Region

Ministry of Social Development, Hamilton base

Collegial work environment


  • 1x Permanent
  • 1x Secondment / fixed term (12 months)


As an Investigator you will be responsible for the delivery and management of the Ministry's responses to benefit and social housing fraud across the Waikato Region. You'll be the face of our organisation, using your excellent communication, high level of initiative and sound decision making skills to deliver outcomes.  You will be providing expertise and local knowledge in the development and implementation of local initiative to deter and detect fraud and investigate activity.


As a team, we are committed to providing you with a positive work environment and will work with you to achieve results for the team and you.


You will have…

  • highly developed interpersonal skills
  • organisational skills, including caseload management
  • the ability to interpret and apply appropriate policy and legislation
  • risk awareness
  • the ability to network within the Ministry and with outside agencies and the community
  • a full New Zealand driver's licence and a willingness to travel to fulfil work requirements are essential.  Occasional overnight travel may be required. 


Experience in a compliance role, involving investigation and prosecution of offences including the PEACE model of evidential interviewing would be a significant advantage, although not essential as full training will be provided.  A sound working knowledge of Work and Income products would also be an advantage. You will need to be self-motivated, well organised and have a commitment to achieving personal and team goals while operating with the highest of ethical and professional standards.


Applications close: 1 May 2019 at 11pm.

Remuneration is dependent on relevant work experience and other factors.  This range E role is from $54,727.00 to $75,249.00 per annum.


How to apply

To be considered, a current CV and cover letter is expected with your online application.  Please take some time to read through the position description and tell us in your cover letter what skills and attributes you will bring to this important role.

For any further discussion about the role, contact Sarah Best, Manager Fraud Intervention Services on 07 957 1528.

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