Tuesday, August 25, 2015

State of Washington - Office of the Insurance Commissioner - RESEARCH ANALYST 3

SALARY: $3,309.00 - $4,340.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 08/14/15
CLOSING DATE: 08/28/15 04:59 PM
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is recruiting to fill one full-time permanent
position in the Special Investigations Unit. This position works within the Special Investigations
Unit and is responsible for research and/or analytical work involving the determination of
insurance fraud and the preparation of various reports. Work involves sophisticated analysis of
criminal insurance fraud utilizing law enforcement and other data informational systems. It will
require close work with detectives in preparing reports for court testimony.
The OIC is one of the smaller state agencies in Washington State government. We operate under
the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a state-wide elected official. The OIC has a
workforce of approximately 220 employees who perform the agency's mission of consumer
protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry.
The OIC values its employees and diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to
continuously improve the way we do business and to meet and exceed the needs of our
customers. To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at
Analysis of referrals and case information
· Research and analysis of complex criminal investigations involving all aspects of case knowledge and documentation;
· Tracking of facts sufficient for prosecution to include utilizing a case management system. This includes the tracking of information related to informants, witnesses, suspects and assistance to detectives in the preparation of certifications/affidavits supporting criminal charges;
· Analysis of referrals received from sources to determine which referrals meet the elements of a crime;
· Assists state and federal prosecutors during the investigation and any ensuing trial;
· Serves as an expert witness for prosecution at trial and other judicial proceedings;
· Utilizes computer expertise developed through formal training and experience to analyze data informational systems to assist detectives with criminal investigations; and,
· Accounts for potential evidence obtained by search warrant. Is able to organize and present
evidence supporting criminal charges at trial or other judicial proceedings.
Tracking of data
· Consults with state and local agencies at managerial levels regarding the tracking of their specific investigations, and makes recommendations as to investigative linking techniques and sufficiency of evidence;
· Develops statistical information for presentation to agency managers;
· Consults with various agencies to obtain information on illegal insurance fraud activity and to develop programs to detect and deter such activity; and,
· Assists with development of investigative strategies and procedures.
Task Force participation
· Periodically participates in task forces of state, local and federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies in the tracking of potential targets and the conduct of criminal insurance fraud investigations;
· Assists task force members in link analysis and recommendations for documenting criminal investigations; and,
· Provides suggestions to state and federal prosecutors in preparing and presenting criminal
insurance fraud at trial.
Evidence Custodian
· Assists with evidence inventory after search warrants have been served, compiles evidence/property sheets, enters evidence into the case tracking system, maintains the evidence room and supplies, participates in audits, prepares the evidence for trial, releases/destroys evidence; and,
· Updates forms and manuals as requested.
Training of others
· Assists with developing and presenting formal training to insurance companies and their special investigators, criminal justice community and other interested agency professionals in the area of insurance fraud and related crimes.
Required Qualifications
· A Bachelor’s Degree including college-level course work in statistics;
· Two years of work experience as a Research Analyst 2 or equivalent duties/responsibilities.
(Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis)
· Ability to successfully pass a fingerprint based Criminal Justice Records Check and background investigation as required to access criminal history information and other law enforcement sensitive data in support of cases and investigations;
· A valid driver’s license;
· Able to testify in criminal and civil court in a competent and credible manner;
· Advanced computer skills, analytical skills and research skills. Ability to learn various analytical computer programs to include case management systems;
· Advanced level user of the Microsoft Office Suite applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint at the following intermediate level;
· Trustworthiness – maintain complete confidentiality on criminal investigations;
· Ability to move or transfer boxes, computers and other evidence weighing as much as 75 pounds;
· Ability to respond to difficult, stressful or sensitive interpersonal situations in ways that reduce or minimize potential conflicts and maintain good working relationships with others;
· Ability to provide expert consultation and presentation of materials to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies;
· Ability to travel both day and night, with occasional trips throughout the state; and, · Ability to prepare and present specialized training.
Desirable Qualifications
· Prior experience in a law enforcement or regulatory agency. Agency Core Competencies:
· Respect, recognition and inclusiveness:
Engage in constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect; help create a work environment that embraces and
appreciates diversity; and, recognize contributions of others within the --- all of which will enhance the attainment of organizational goals.
· Accountability:
Accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little need for oversight. Meet productivity standards, deadlines and work schedules. Stay focused on tasks in spite of distractions and interruptions.
· Communication and Collaboration:
Actively listen and engage in open, respectful, and cooperative manner. Convey messages that are effective in communicating information and ideas with others.
· Customer focus:
Build and maintain internal and external customer satisfaction with services offered by the organization, both regulatory and consumer based. Demonstrate sensitivity to public’s perceptions and attitudes.
· Professionalism and Integrity:
Through consistent honesty, forthrightness, and professionalism in all interactions, earns the trust, respect and confidence of co-workers and customers.
To be considered for this opportunity, complete an online application with the materials listed below.
1. Go to www.careers.wa.gov
2. Click the "Look for jobs" button.
3. Click the "Office of the Insurance Commissioner" box in the Department section.
4. Click the "Apply Search" button.
5. Click Research Analyst 3
6. Click the "Apply" button.
7. Follow the online application instructions to complete the online application & include these materials:
· An Online Questionnaire;
· Current resume;
· A detailed letter of interest describing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications outlined in this job announcement; and,
· A list of three professional references, including one supervisor, with current
telephone numbers and addresses.
Incomplete application packages may disqualify the applicant from the selection process.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position unless verifiable qualifying work experience can be substituted. If a degree is listed by the candidate, proof of degree will be required at the finalist stage; therefore; candidates may want to pre-plan for this.
Please Note: The act of submitting application materials is considered affirmation that the information provided is complete and truthful. When submitted electronically, you are confirming that all information is true and complete.
This position is covered by a union shop provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, candidates who are appointed are required to become members of the WFSE, or arrange to pay to that union a fee equivalent to its regular monthly dues. The union shop provision will be effective on the first day of the month following the employee’s initial 30 days in this classification.
In accordance with RCW 48.02.090(5), Office of Insurance Commissioner employees are prohibited from having any interest, directly or indirectly, in an insurance company other than as a policy holder. This prohibition includes the receipt of renewal commissions.
This announcement is published by the Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner. The state of Washington is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to supporting diversity in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam-era veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call Heidi Graham at (360) 725-7012. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

For more information including a supplemental questionnaire please follow this link