Public Aid Investigator
State of Illinois - Cook County, IL

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Under direction, performs complex, thorough, overt and covert, field investigations, including surveillance activities, sting operations, and undercover investigations relating to allegations of fraud and/or abuse of public assistance programs; conducts field visits; gathers facts and evidence to substantiate or refute allegation(s) being investigated; serves as liaison to coordinate and participate in cooperative investigative and/or prosecutorial efforts with the State's Attorney's office and other federal and state law enforcement agencies; provides testimony in civil and criminal proceedings; travels statewide with overnight stays to conduct thorough investigations.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's degree with major course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, or related fields, or requires an Associate degree with major course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, or related field, and four years of experience in investigative work such as detective, administrative, civil or criminal investigations, licensing/certification investigations, worker's compensation investigations, etc. Requires the successful completion of an approved Public Aid Investigator Trainee program; requires ability to travel with overnight stays to conduct thorough investigations; requires possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license and must have a personal vehicle available at his/her disposal. Must not have been convicted of a felony or Class A misdemeanor. Prefers the ability to work a flexible work schedule.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact:

Work Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Office of Inspector General
Bureau of Investigations
401 South Clinton, Fifth Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
(Cook County)

Agency Contact:
Lori Hudgins
Office of Inspector General - ASU
404 North Fifth Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Work Telephone Number (217) 524-5104
Fax Number (217) 558-6733

How to Apply:

Only currently certified state employees may be considered for vacancies in this classification. A current promotional grade is required. Applicants must complete a Bid Form and CMS-100 employment application and submit it to the Agency Contact listed above prior to the end of the posting period. State employees without a valid promotional grade must also submit a CMS-100B promotional application to Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, Room 500 Stratton Building, Springfield, IL 62706. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).

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