Criminal Investigator II


Criminal Justice
Salary Range:
$8,150.00 - $9,100.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Monday, August 1, 2022, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Medicaid Fraud
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Employment Type:
Position Type:

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

The DOL is currently offering a sign-on bonus for new criminal investigator hires of $2,000.
Sign-On bonuses will be paid based on the following timeline:
$1000.00 – Time of hire
$1000.00 – Time of certification (typically 12 months after hire)

The Criminal Justice Section is seeking experienced criminal investigators to join the Medicaid Fraud Unit. The Medicaid Fraud unit is crucial to reducing the Medicaid Fraud and patience abuse across the state. This position is ideal for someone that not only takes pride in the skills and abilities that they have developed thus far in their career, but seeks to expand that skillset whenever the opportunity is presented, while also assisting others in developing and improving their skills and abilities. They should not be satisfied with doing “just enough” and be comfortable with working investigations both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.  Someone that loves things that seem impossible and has a desire to join a collaborative and engaging team in a great work environment.

The Colorado Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (COMFCU), maintains a strong commitment to ensuring that Coloradans have access to the highest quality of care from dedicated providers while continuing to take an aggressive approach to reducing Medicaid fraud and patient abuse across the state.

The dual missions of the COMFCU are:

  • To protect the state and federal funds dedicated to providing health care and medical services to Colorado Medicaid beneficiaries.
  • To hold individuals accountable for the abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation of clients in board and care facilities as well as those in facilities that accept Medicaid dollars.

This position is a critical team member of the COMFCU that will work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to conduct thorough white-collar investigations of suspected criminal activity by Medicaid providers or their employees.  This position may also be assigned to civil investigations in support of the Colorado False Claims Act.  Additionally, the incumbent will provide technical training, advice and assistance to other law enforcement agencies in the investigation of such matters.

This recruitment may also be used to fill other Criminal Investigator positions at the Department of  Law.

Minimum Qualifications: Please document all relevant experience in detail on your application. Experience will not be inferred or assumed. Any part-time experience listed will be prorated. 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study directly related to the work assignment; AND
  • Two years of professional investigative experience as a sworn detective or criminal investigator at the felony level for a government law enforcement agency;

As part of your application, please attach a writing sample.  While an affidavit is strongly preferred, a summary of investigation prepared in a complex case, or a substantial criminal investigative report will also be accepted.

Note: Candidates possessing a foreign degree must submit a translation (evaluation) of their degree from an accredited institution, such as The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services in order to be given credit for the degree.


  • Investigative experience as a detective or criminal investigator at the felony level for a government law enforcement agency may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Required Competencies: The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required for this position and will be considered during the selection process, including examination and/ or interview:

  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated work experience managing or leading large-scale or complex investigations;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate concisely and effectively;
  • Customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work on a team;
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, if you possess any of the following specifically include the details on your application, as this information will be used to assess your qualifications and may be used to determine a top group of applicants.

  • Experience investigating and researching matters involving violations of State and Federal regulations;
  • Work experience with Medicaid or Medicare regulations and statutes;
  • Experience investigating document intensive white collar fraud cases from intake to completion;
  • Work experience with database programs, such as Excel or Access, used to analyze data and track evidence;
  • Proficiency in Spanish;
  • Training as a forensic interviewer;
  • Experience in planning tactical operations;
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary investigation and prosecution team;
  • Experience conducting public outreach;
  • Certified Fraud Examiner;
  • Experience/training as a FTO or as a LE instructor;
  • Experience investigating crimes of domestic violence including, but not limited to strangulation;
  • Experience as an investigator working cases with victims/witnesses with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

If you possess any of the preferred qualifications outlined above, you must clearly demonstrate this experience in your job application and/or cover letter. Experience will not be inferred or assumed.

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Candidates must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified at the time of application. In accordance with C.R.S. §24-31-303 (5)(a) and (b), applicants must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified, including the requirement of completing a physical and psychological evaluation (if it has been more than three years since a physical and psychological evaluation has been conducted).  Following a conditional job offer, but prior to appointment, a candidate not meeting the requirement of C.R.S. §24-31-303(5)(b) will be subject to a physical and psychological evaluation to determine fitness to serve as a peace officer. Must be proficient with a handgun.  Must be available, sometimes on short notice, to travel within and outside the State of Colorado.  Must be available to work nights and/or weekends when necessary to conduct fast-paced investigations, execute search warrants, or prepare for trial.
  • Applicants must pass a thorough criminal and personal background check, including a review of the personnel file from prior employment.
  • Position may be required to work outside of regular business hours, including possible early mornings, evenings, weekend, and overnight assignments. Position must have a valid CO driver’s license.
  • This position may be eligible for flexible work arrangements, including a hybrid work schedule after an initial training period.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

To view the full job announcement and to apply visit the State of Colorado Jobs page.

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