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Background Investigation Specialist


Elmhurst, Illinois


City of Elmhurst

209 N. York Road

Elmhurst, IL 60126



Starting Salary: $30.00/hour

Population: 44,758

Sworn Officers: 70

Application Deadline: 11/20/18





Position Summary:


This is a part-time, 19 hours/week, civilian position that is responsible for background investigation and verification of information provided by employment applicants (such as City of Elmhurst police officer, firefighter, cashier, etc), business license applicants, and applicants for any other licenses requiring a background investigation pursuant to Elmhurst Municipal Ordinance prior to issuance. This role also compiles and types thoroughly written reports including investigator supplemental reports, personnel background investigations, licensing background investigations, taped statements, and other related miscellaneous reports and correspondence. Other responsibilities include maintaining a working knowledge of various computer programs and on-line computer services utilized by the division and when needed assisting with criminal investigations in a support role. This position reports to the Detective Commander, Investigations Division, Elmhurst Police Department.




  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college credit hours, a plus. Bachelor's Degree, preferred.

  • A minimum of 3 years of investigative and interviewing experience required.

  • Intermediate typing and computer skills.

  • Possession of a valid driver's license.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Experience working with law enforcement computer database systems.

  • Previous experience in public sector law enforcement investigation work, preferred.

  • Ability to distinguish confidential material and apply department standards for security and privacy.

  • Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment.

  • Must participate in and successfully complete all stages of the testing process, which may include but not limited to: oral interview, polygraph, extensive background investigation and post offer physical/drug test.




The starting wage is $30.00 per hour.





19 hours per week

(Part-Time position)



Only online job applications are accepted.


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.



Submit completed application at:





Closing Date:


November 30, 2018




The City provides equal opportunity and offers reasonable accommodations in all programs and employment.










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