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Title:  UI Fraud Investigator - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  08/18/2022
Req ID:  38646
Department:  Labor

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55


Vermont Department of Labor is hiring a Fraud Investigator to join the Unemployment Insurance Division. If you have strong analytical and investigation skills, this position may be a great one for you! 


The work includes investigating cases of suspected fraud in public assistance programs within the Department of Labor. Cases are primarily administrative and civil but may include support for criminal prosecution. Fraud Investigators review fraud referrals, Department records, and documents to determine if sufficient grounds exist for further investigation or over payment recovery. If further investigation is needed, they do a variety of fact finding work in coordination with other Department staff, police, and legal authorities. Investigators must maintain detailed records and reports of case activities, outcomes and financial impact and they determine the potential for successful prosecution or payment recovery.

Who May Apply

This position, (Job Requisition #38646), is open to all State employees and external applicants.  It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kristine Murphy at

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

Position may require field work and overtime.  Private means of transportation must be available for field duties.  Client hostility and or reluctance to cooperate in investigations may occur.  Threats of varying types and severity against the investigator are possible.  Formal testimony is subject to cross examination.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years or more of experience in UI eligibility determinations.




Four (4) years or more at or above a paraprofessional or technical level in program eligibility determination, conducting investigations, fact finding, claims adjustment, or other pertinent work involving the compilation and analysis of evidence.

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 celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.   

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier