Senior Investigator

Lake County Government

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Contact Information

Address:

Lake County Government
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone Number:

  • 847-377-2700

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled

Salary:

  • $33/hour

    Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package package. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.  Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County! 


Position Details

LAKE COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Senior Investigator

Department:

State's Attorney 

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation, an excellent benefit package and career growth opportunities? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you.  Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment.

Performs work of considerable difficulty in criminal investigations and in the preparation of reports regarding investigations. Work involves the application of specialized knowledge and abilities in the investigation of crime including the gathering of evidence, interviewing witnesses, locating witnesses, serving court documents, and assisting the State's Attorney in the preparation of cases.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Extensive knowledge of the application of modern practices and techniques involving the investigation and arrest of offenders.
  • Knowledge of firearms and certification to carry firearms.
  • Extensive knowledge in a field of criminal investigative specialization including but not limited to: financial crimes, public integrity, computer forensics, narcotics, criminal forfeitures, child exploitation, online computer investigations, arson, forensic accounting, general forensics, juvenile delinquency, juvenile neglect, child support enforcement, elder abuse, domestic violence.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Ability to handle difficult situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially.
  • Ability to secure the cooperation of others in difficult situations.
  • Ability to interview effectively and evaluate information obtained.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.
  • Ability to attend to details, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to observe situations analytically and objectively and to record them clearly and completely.
  • Ability to train Investigators and Senior Investigators and lead in their work.
  • Ability to maintain confidential material.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use a computer. Good knowledge of PC operations and software (word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet) as needed to perform duties is required.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS ABILITIES AND EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in law enforcement or related field, or an equivalent combination of advanced professional law enforcement training and experience.
  • Extensive experience in criminal investigative, criminal justice or law enforcement work; specialized investigative work experience preferred.
  • Experience, aptitude or strong interest in cyber crimes, Internet-facilitated crime and emerging technologies.
  • English language fluency required; proficiency in secondary language preferred.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Certification to carry firearms.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Completion of the basic police training course mandated and approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board and have held said certification in good standing within the last three (3) years.
  • Interviews suspects, prisoners, complainants and witnesses to obtain information about crimes.
  • Assembles evidence of any nature to determine the facts in a case.
  • Takes photographs and coordinates their processing.
  • Arrests persons suspected of violating Illinois state statutes including use of physical force as necessary to subdue suspects.
  • Operates audio, video and other equipment.
  • Operates a motor vehicle.
  • Operates a firearm.
  • Transports and escorts victims and witnesses.
  • Testifies in court as required.
  • Investigates all leads regardless of the location or time of day.
  • Investigates complaints of misconduct by local public officials and law enforcement personnel.
  • Prepares reports of investigations.
  • Prepares affidavits, subpoenas and exhibits.
  • Prepares search warrants and other legal documents.
  • Serves court process documents such as summons, subpoenas, warrants and related documents.
  • Conducts investigations in specialized fields.
  • Assists in the guiding and training of Investigators.
  • Provides assistance to law enforcement and community agencies through leadership, direction and advice.
  • Extensive knowledge of court proceedings and criminal investigations.
  • Extensive knowledge of modern techniques, methods and procedures used in gathering information evidence and conducting criminal investigations.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Due Process Clause of the 5th and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Extensive knowledge of law enforcement techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of psychology and interviewing techniques as related to law enforcement activities. 

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.lakecountyil.gov

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



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