Special Investigator

What do they do?

Actuarial Analyst

Obtain evidence, take statements, produce reports, and testify to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. May coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities. 

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Some typical job duties include:

  • Conduct in-depth investigations of suspected internal or external fraud. •Prepare evidence for presentation in court.
  • Testify in court regarding investigation findings.
  • Interview witnesses or suspects and take statements.
  • Advise businesses or agencies on ways to improve fraud detection.
  • Create and maintain logs, records, or databases of information about fraudulent activity.
  • Coordinate investigative efforts with law enforcement officers and attorneys. 


Most Important Occupational Skills:

Basic Skills

  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension

Technical Skills

  • Operations Monitoring 
  • Operation and control

Social Skills

  • Coordination
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Negotiation

 Systems Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving 

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Management of Financial Resources

Just the Facts

  • Salary range: $40,000-$90,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry — Associate's degree or equivalent law enforcement or claims experience; Mid-career — Bachelor's degree, multiple years related work experience; Managerial — Bachelor's degree, many years related work experience
  • Possible career path: Special Investigator > Senior Investigator > Manager, Special Investigations Unit

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