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Senior Investigator/Forensic Interviewer

Lake County Government


Contact Information


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

Phone Number:

  • 847-377-2700

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled


  • $32/hour

    Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. 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

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? 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.  Do you have a background in law enforcement? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: Senior Investigator - Forensic Interviewer

Location: State's Attorney's Office, Lake County Children's Advocacy Center

Job Summary:

Responsible for conducting forensic interviews of children and developmentally delayed adults who are alleged to be victims of, or witnesses to, sexual abuse and physical abuse.  Investigation of child abuse cases including; child interviews, gathering of evidence, interviewing witnesses, and writing reports. 

Becoming a State's Attorney's Office Senior Investigator/Forensic Interviewer would allow you to be involved with law enforcement communities within Lake County.  Your day will consist of conducting forensic interviews, investigations, mobile device forensic analysis, writing reports, and providing court testimony.  You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County, which consists of more than 30 departments and divisions.  Being able to build working relationships with employees and the public is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.

In order to be successful in this role:

  • You should have a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement or related field and five years of experience in criminal investigation, criminal justice, or law enforcement work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Individuals should have extensive knowledge of forensic interviewing, criminal investigations practices, court proceedings, federal and state laws, and understanding of psychology and interviewing techniques as related to law enforcement involving child victims of abuse.
  • Individual should have experience with digital analytics and audio/video recording.
  • Bilingual Spanish is preferred.
  • Candidates must be peace officer certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) and have certification to carry firearms.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory safe driving record.
  • Must have flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
  • Must have no prior convictions or pending cases. 

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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.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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