Public Aid Investigator Trainee
State of Illinois - Cook County, IL

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Under direction, participates in an on-the-job training program to provide a thorough working knowledge of investigative procedures and techniques in order to perform thorough overt and covert field investigations relating to allegations of fraud and/or abuse of Public Assistance programs; conducts field visits and interviews and obtains statements from various parties in order to gather facts and evidence to substantiate or refute allegations(s) being investigated; serves as liaison and coordinates and participates in cooperative investigative and/or prosecutorial efforts with the State's Attorneys and other federal and state law enforcement agencies; provides testimony in civil and criminal proceedings.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's degree with major coursework in law enforcement, criminal justice or related fields, or requires an Associate 's degree with major coursework 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 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. Prefers the ability to work a flexible work schedule. Must not have been convicted of a felony or Class A misdemeanor.

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:

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This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. 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).
Additional Documentation for Public Aid Investigator Trainee:

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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.

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