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Career Details :: Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators
Conduct investigations to locate, arrest, and return fugitives and persons wanted for non-payment of support payments and unemployment insurance fraud, and to locate missing persons.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Serves warrants and makes arrests to return persons sought in connection with crimes or for nonpayment of child support.
- Interviews and discusses case with parent charged with nonpayment of support to resolve issues in lieu of filing court proceedings.
- Reviews files and criminal records to develop possible leads, such as previous addresses and aliases.
- Interviews client to obtain information, such as relocation of absent parent, amount of child support awarded, and names of witnesses.
- Contacts employers, neighbors, relatives, and law enforcement agencies to locate person sought and verify information gathered about case.
- Obtains extradition papers to bring about return of fugitive.
- Confers with prosecuting attorney to prepare court case and with court clerk to obtain arrest warrant and schedule court date.
- Prepares file indicating data, such as wage records of accused, witnesses, and blood test results.
- Computes amount of child support payments.
- Testifies in court to present evidence regarding cases.
- Examines medical and dental x-rays, fingerprints, and other information to identify bodies held in morgue.
- Examines case file to determine that divorce decree and court-ordered judgment for payment are in order.
- Completes reports to document information acquired during criminal and child-support cases, and actions taken.
- Monitors child support payments awarded by court to ensure compliance and enforcement of child-support laws.
- Determines types of court jurisdiction, according to facts and circumstances surrounding case, and files court action.
- Bill and Account Collectors
- Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
- Immigration and Customs Inspectors
- Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
- Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
- Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Processing Information
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Frustrating Circumstances
- Consequence of Error
- Deal With External Customers