Job Details
  • Reference364447B_1602727035
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted13 days ago
  • ConsultantLeanne Porter

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS6 Fraud Investigator on a contract until June 2021.

Position Overview

The Fraud Investigator supports the Investigation Manager to assess and thoroughly investigate allegations of fraud against departmental staff and contractors, as well as recipients of services or benefits administered by the department. The candidate will need to gain a knowledge of a diverse range of funding models, services and functions of the client. The department also delivers programs through its grants hub on behalf of a range of other government departments.

The candidate will need to be able to clearly articulate, both verbally and in writing, to other members of the team and to the Fraud Control Officer, a plan for timely resolution of allegations which have been received. It will be their role to support the Investigations Manager to determine if a matter is accepted for investigation or if other departmental actions are appropriate.

Given the team is small and multi-skilled the candidate may be required to assist with delivery of fraud awareness training and have the ability to travel, sometimes at short notice.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • complete fraud assessments and conduct investigations in line with Commonwealth and departmental requirements, including conduct interviews, collect and present evidence as required to support criminal prosecutions
  • develop plans and strategies to achieve quality outcomes, and prepare concise and accurate investigations plans, evidence matrices, case assessment reports and stakeholder feedback reports
  • develop and maintain internal and external relationships, including with law enforcement agencies
  • provide advice on fraud assessments and investigations
  • undertake all investigations and business in a professional manner
  • assess the outcome of individual investigations to identify and report on system, policy and procedural control weaknesses
  • work collaboratively to achieve business outcomes and improve service quality within the Fraud Control Team.

Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • experience in assessing allegations of fraud, conducting criminal investigations, preparing criminal briefs of evidence and providing stakeholder feedback
  • excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • experience using electronic case management systems
  • excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to quickly form working relationships both internally and externally to the department
  • ability to self-manage and deliver on tasks in an agreed manner
  • excellent written and oral communicate skills
  • well-developed people skills and an ability to collaborate and be a team player will be highly desirable

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have an NV1 clearance.
  • Certificate IV in Government (Investigation).

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Leanne Porter on 02 6268 9926 or email for further discussion.