Location: Oakland, CA (Currently Remote)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this position currently works remotely but is expected to telecommute (home and the field) once restrictions are lifted.

Individuals who are Deaf or Disabled are encouraged to apply.

SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $24.97 hour – $36.59 hour

We base salary and position offers on experience and an internal equity analysis.

Employment Status: Non-Exempt; Regular; Full time (37.5 hrs)

EXCELLENT BENEFITS including 8% 401k Match, a language differential up to $250/mo. Health (HMO and PPO options), dental, vision, basic life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance and flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care and commuter).  Additionally, we offer ample vacation, sick/self care leave and eighteen paid holidays (including the last week in December) and more…..  We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – eligible employer.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Disability Rights California (DRC) defends, advances, and strengthens the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.

DRC works for a world where all disabled people have power and are treated with dignity and respect. In this world, people with disabilities are supported, valued, included in their communities, afforded the same opportunities as people without disabilities, and make their own decisions.

DRC values all forms of human diversity. We are committed to a culture of belonging where all people are welcome. In order to be effective advocates for all people with disabilities, we must address discrimination in all its forms, including the unique challenges faced by people who experience the intersection of multiple systems of discrimination.

Office of Payee Review & Beneficiary Assistance (OPRABA)

OPRABA was created by the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 to ensure compliance as well as uncover and correct any misuse, mismanagement, or fraud of beneficiary income.


The Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance (OPRABA) is looking for self-motivated investigator to be part of an exciting fast-paced team.  Working closely with attorneys, you will be responsible for the reviews and investigations of Social Security Administration (SSA) representative payees to ensure compliance as well as uncover and correct any misuse, mismanagement, or fraud of beneficiary income.

Our investigator will telecommute between home and a variety of field settings including beneficiary homes, community locations, or payee offices. They will investigate money management practices and report findings that will result in lasting programmatic improvements to the way SSA beneficiary income is managed by representative payees.

In addition to conducting compliance reviews/investigations of representative payees, OPRABA reviewers enjoy many rewarding opportunities such as helping to shape the work within a tight-knit team, engagement with consumer populations from diverse cultural backgrounds, flexible working hours, paid travel, and trainings to vulnerable served communities.


Education and Experience

– High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus 3 years related experience and/or training; Associate’s Degree (AA) in related subject may substitute for 2 years’ experience.

– Experience conducting interviews of individuals with disabilities, including cognitive or mental health disabilities, and gathering relevant information from multiple sources, including documents and witnesses.

– Experience that demonstrates attention to detail and understanding of confidentiality of client records.

Working at DRC is more than just a job – it is a rare opportunity to do what you are good at while making a difference! DRC offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package. To view the detailed job description and complete the application process here.

Compliance Investigator- Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance
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