State of Colorado Criminal Investigator II (Medicaid Fraud) Job in Denver, CO


Department Information

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

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 Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is the “People’s Lawyer”. The Attorney General, Phil Weiser, was elected by the people of Colorado and is the State’s chief lawyer and law enforcement official. Our vision for the Department of Law is: “Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.” Our core values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, drive our actions and demonstrate our focus on being principled public servants who are innovative and better together.

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Description of Job

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.

These positions are critical team members 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. These positions may also be assigned to civil investigations in support of the Colorado False Claims Act. Additionally, the incumbents 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, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


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.

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.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or, submit to twice-weekly serial testing. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination, or begin twice-weekly serial testing for COVID-19.

    Testing will be considered paid work time. Additional information regarding testing will be provided to those it applies to.

    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 State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

Required Application Materials:

  • A completed State of Colorado Application: Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application provided is fully completed and clearly describes their education, training and experience as it relates to this position. Applications left blank or marked “See Resume” will not be considered.
  • Writing Sample: As part of your application, please attach a writing sample. While an affidavit is strongly preferred, but a summary of investigation prepared in a complex case, or a substantial criminal investigative report will also be accepted. If you do not attach this writing sample, your application will be removed from consideration.

Veteran’s Preference: In order to be considered for veteran’s preference you must attach a copy of your DD214 forms as well as any documentation required to prove disability or marital status.

Your application will be reviewed by a qualified Human Resources Specialist to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If your application does not demonstrate that you meet the minimum requirements, you will be notified that you will not proceed in the selection process for this position. If your application is rejected and you have questions, you may contact Daisy Zepeda at 720-508-6510 or

Assessment Information:

Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Upon meeting the minimum qualifications, the next phase of the process is typically a structured application/resume review by a panel of subject matter experts against the job duties and/or preferred qualifications in this job announcement to determine technical competence, depth and breadth of experience and potential job fit.

  • Technical Competence – Technical experience as it relates to the duties outlined in this job announcement.
  • Depth and Breadth of Experience – Experience that covers multiple areas outlined in this job announcement and demonstrates the level of responsibility assigned.
  • Job Fit – Experience will be evaluated to determine how well experience aligns with and meets the business needs of this position. Current experience is preferred.

It is imperative that the “Work Experience” section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work product, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants as the materials may be used to identify a top group for additional assessment or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email, US Mail, faxed or hand delivered within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board go to or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules.

Supplemental Information



We Embrace Flexibility
We aim to produce outstanding work product for all of our customers

We Are Committed to Diversity
At the Department of Law, we know that we are better together when our differences are valued and everyone is inspired and empowered to contribute. As such, we strive to provide a safe environment where individuals feel valued and respected for who they are; demonstrate a behavior and mindset where differences are welcomed and individuals are equally treated and empowered to do their best work; and promote growth and innovation through a diverse workforce that contributes to creative problem solving and delivers excellent work.

We Have Strong Core Values
Our core values drive our actions. At the Department of Law, we are: 1) principled, maintaining the highest ethical standards, rigorous legal analysis, and careful evaluation of facts; 2) public servants, who are always ensuring our work is not about us, but instead is about the people of Colorado; 3) innovative, by seeking to identify the best approach, make deliberate decisions, and look to improve; and 4) “better together,” by working to support each other and collaborate.

We are Committed to Developing our Employees
We are deeply invested in our talent and regularly provide meaningful opportunities for personal and professional growth through training and coaching. Further, our professional development and performance goal setting process is collaborative and ongoing, and aimed at helping our employees grow and succeed.

We Offer Excellent Benefits
In addition to the comprehensive State of Colorado benefits package including competitive medical and dental health plans, employer-paid life insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans with Colorado PERA, and vacation and sick leave earned each month, there are many other unique benefits that we offer, including:

  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness – A borrower may qualify for forgiveness by making 120 on-time payments while employed full-time in public service, if they have certain kinds of federal loans in a qualifying repayment plan
  • Free access to an on-site fitness center
  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits (Download PDF reader) including 401K and 457 plans
  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State personnel system
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program

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The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Department of Law is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Julie Christopher, at or call 720-508-6511 .

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact HR Specialist Daisy Zepeda at


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