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    Criminal Investigator for Texas OIG

    Hello all,

    I have been on the board for awhile but haven't posted much. I was just offered a position with Texas HHSC as a Criminal Investigator and was wondering if there were any others on the board? Just wanted to get a feel on how the working conditions (management attitudes) are because I haven't met anyone yet other than the interview. Stay safe

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    I'm curious, what does your job consist of?
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    I will be an Investigator VI for the State conducting criminal investigations at state supported living centers. It is a sworn LE position and from what I understand there aren't that many of these positions out there.

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    How are you bypassing the OIG Trainee position that is open and jumping right to an Investigator VI position?
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    It seems every dept in the state has an OIG. Most of the Trainee positions are with TDCJ. This one is with HHSC.

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    The job was posted as a Inv. VI and as yammahoppy said, the OIG Trainee slots are with TDCJ.

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    Yeah, about three hours after I posted that I realized that the OIG position wasn't just at TDCJ, chalk it up to stupidity.
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    Nah...I did the same thing before I applied...because they are all posted as OIG.

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    Is there a singular website that post all State Peace Officer jobs? I think i recall TCLEOSE stating that they were going to get a database together.

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    You could try www.tml.org or you could register at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobs/job.html and search all jobs the state has open. These are the two that I use.

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    Work in Texas is a great one like yammahoppy said. I have never used tml.org though.

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    It is my understanding that if you get hired by the OIG, you may get a peace officer slot only after 90 days of employment if you are qualified and certified by TCLEOSE as at least a basic officer. It is also my understanding that each unit has a limited number of peace officer slots and if that particular unit your assigined to has no slots, you won't be considered a peace officer. I may be wrong, but i'm sure thats how it works for a new employee. I could be wrong, could someone clarify this for me!

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    I think it would depend on the agency. I know that the AG OIG that does the medicaid fraud has both certified and non-certified. All the TDCJ OIG spots are Certified. There is no rhyme or reason as to how the state does this stuff. I think there is some rule that any state agency that does "investigations" has to call that department of the agency OIG.

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    There were a couple of positions that were listed as having the potential of becoming a peace officer after the 90 day timeframe. Luckily, I applied and was hired for the sworn position, I will start November 1.

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    I have a buddy that is an Investigator for HHSC in Austin, but eventhough it is a LE position that requires TCLEOSE cert., they do not carry a gun or have a LE type badge.

    I do not think that HHSC is listed as recognized peace officer by the Legislature or CCP.
    "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called Sons of God - Matthew 5:9

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    I was sworn in today and given my badge and gun, the Inspector General is recognized to carry commissions.

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