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Investigator, Fraud Intervention Services - Nelson Region

Ministry of Social Development
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Nelson - Marlborough - Nelson
Nelson - Marlborough
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Investigator, Fraud Intervention Service, Nelson Region

Permanent, Full Time Position


As an Investigator you will be responsible for the delivery and management of the Ministry's responses to benefit and social housing fraud.  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 NZ driver's licence and willingness to travel to fulfil work requirements are essential


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.


While this role is based in Nelson, the region covers Marlborough, Tasman and West Coast and therefore will require overnight travel.


The successful applicant will be required to undertake initial Investigator training for a total of 28 weeks. This will require training away from Nelson region for approximately 11 weeks during the training period.


Salary for this range is from $54,727 to $75,249 per annum.  Remuneration against this band is dependent on relevant work experience and other factors.


How to apply:

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.


External applicants: Please click the apply now to submit your current CV.

Current MSD employees: Please apply from a work computer, using your work myHR login.


Applications Close: Friday 20th September 2019


For any further discussion about the role, contact Christina Hurley, Administration Officer, Fraud Intervention Services at

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