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Title:  Licensing Board Investigative Coordinator

Application Deadline Date:  04/14/2021
Req ID:  13663
Department:  Secretary of State's Office
Location: 

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.60

Overview

Join a team of criminal and civil investigators who investigate reports of unprofessional conduct for the Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation.  The office investigates licensees of nearly 50 diverse professions. This position manages an independent caseload with the responsibility to collect evidence, document and conduct interviews of witnesses and respondents and prepare investigative reports used in connection with criminal and civil prosecutions.  Investigators routinely investigate allegations of professional misconduct ranging from drug diversion by nurses, pharmacists and other professionals charged with managing and dispensing of regulated drugs to reports of abuse and neglect, theft, fraud and many other forms of professional misconduct.  Investigators work closely with the office's prosecuting attorneys on regulatory cases and they make arrests in criminal cases which are referred to the responsible State's Attorney's Office or the State Attorney General.  There is ample opportunity to interact with professional leaders in the health science and business communities.

The position of Licensing Board Investigative Coordinator is a first level law enforcement supervisor who assists the Chief Investigator with the day to day operational needs and supervisory tasks within the Investigation Unit.  The Investigative Coordinator assists the Chief Investigator in managing the investigation unit.  Additionally, this position works closely with four in-house state prosecutors. This position may provide back up to the Chief Investigator in screening, assigning, and reviewing completed cases and assists with investigations as well as managing their own criminal and civil case load.  The Investigative Coordinator position is also responsible for coordinating training and facilitating communication with a wide range of federal, state, and local law enforcement, State prosecutorial offices and other Secretary of State partners.

This position is subject to mandatory retirement permissible under 29 U.S.C. section 623(j).

Who May Apply

This position, Licensing Board Investigative Coordinator (Job Requisition #13663), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Brittany.Elliott@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

This is a home-based position with expected periodic office attendance and interaction.  Duties may require travel throughout the state for which private means of transportation is required. A fleet vehicle may be issued dependent upon state policy mileage. The nature of the work may create situations with licensees with strong adversary opinions and/or highly reticent individuals may be encountered during investigations.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and three (3) years at or above a technical level in investigative work, law enforcement, paralegal, criminal justice or civil litigation work.

OR

Associates degree and five (5) years at or above a technical level in investigative work, law enforcement, paralegal, criminal justice or civil litigation work.

OR

High School Diploma and seven (7) years at or above a technical level in investigative work, law enforcement, paralegal, criminal justice or civil litigation work.

Special Requirements

Current certification as a full time law enforcement officer by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.