$250 per investigation
*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.
The Part-Time Background Investigator is a highly responsible and autonomous position responsible for facilitating and completing comprehensive pre-employment background investigations for sworn and non-sworn Police positions according to City of Evanston policies, work rules and standards. Under general guidance and supervision of the Evanston Police Department's Office of Professional Standards, the Background Investigator works autonomously, will complete investigations utilizing software, gathering information, and engaging in field work.
Work is performed and evaluated under the general direction of the Evanston Police Department's Office of Professional Standards and Leadership staff. The employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying and utilizing the appropriate resources to resolve a problem or situation and/or research and analyze specific data. Performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City code, departmental policies, city operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to the specific project assigned. Work is evaluated at least annually, with respect to problem solving, customer service, research and analytical skills, written and verbal communication skill, and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
The Employee has regular and frequent contact with division and department employees, other City employees, the general public and elected officials. regular contact with the general public and representatives of other agencies, and organizations.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.
The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-866-5095 (TTY).
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