This position reports to the Substance Use Disorder Compliance Investigation Manager and requires professional competence conducting investigations of reported or suspected violations of statutes, rules, regulations, and standards or procedures. It also requires competence in evaluating evidence, preparing investigative reports, reviewing substance abuse and opioid treatment program policies and procedures, physical plant environments, personnel files, client records and other related documents to determine compliance with facility licensing rules and related statutes. This position is also responsible for creating complex investigation reports based on findings of noncompliance, referring facilities to the Enforcement Review Committee for administrative action consideration; coordinating and providing organizational, clinical and licensing expertise to facility licensure applicants, licensees, and the public. May assist in training Substance Abuse Compliance Inspectors/Investigators, and may supervise Inspectors/Investigators during the training process. Performs other duties as assigned. Works under moderate supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Travels statewide as needed in the performance of this job. Essential Job Functions:
EJF 1: Conducts investigations across the state of Texas of alleged violations of statutes, standards, rules, regulations, or procedures. Identifies, gathers, and examines complex records of individuals and organizations. Examines and analyzes financial records of entities. Conducts interviews of facility personnel, clients, and others as needed during the course of an investigation, and obtains written statements. (40%)
EJF 2: Creates complex investigation reports based on findings of non-compliance using Word, Excel, and other software applications as needed. Composes, edits, and proofreads reports and technical documents for work activities. Utilizes Outlook in communicating and planning tasks. Provides organizational, clinical and licensing expertise to licensees and other interested parties. (40%)
EJF 3: Plans, coordinates and schedules investigations ensuring efficiency in travel time and costs with supervisory personnel. Prepares travel request, vouchers, and related documents and reports. Maintains and updates timekeeping data, investigation data systems. (10%)
EJF 4: Testifies at informal conferences, enforcement meetings and hearings. Assists other regulatory and enforcement staff as needed. Attends and participates in educational workshops, conferences, and trainings when available. (10%)
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of substance abuse treatment modalities. Knowledge of investigative principles, techniques, and procedures, and rules of evidence. Skill in using a personal computer and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Office, Outlook, and databases. Skill in composing clear and concise reports based on findings of non-compliance of rules and statutes, interviews, statements and evidence. Ability to plan, organize and conduct investigations. Ability to conduct investigations, interviews, and gather facts and evaluate findings. Ability to conduct investigations of licensed facilities to determine compliance with statutes, rules, and regulations. Ability to interpret and accurately apply statutes, standards, rules, and regulations. Ability to evaluate situations and make sound decisions and judgements. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Ability to testify at legal and administrative proceedings. Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with individuals. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to organize and prioritize workload and to meet deadlines. Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), or equivalent preferred by not required. Initial Selection Criteria:
Knowledge of administrative law, legal principles, investigative techniques, or interviewing techniques. Knowledge of substance abuse or narcotic treatment modalities. Additional Information:
Extensive travel throughout the State of Texas. Applicant must possess a current, valid Texas Driver's License at time of interview. Applicant must maintain a current, valid Texas Driver's License throughout course of employment. MOS Code:
31B, 31D, EOD, 401, 5819, 7S0X1
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