Public Aid Investigator Trainee

State of Illinois - Cook County, IL3.8

Description of Duties/Essential Functions
Under general direction, for a period of no more than 12 months, participates in an on-the-job training program designed to provide a thorough working knowledge of investigative procedures and techniques in order to conduct thorough overt and covert field investigations relating to allegations of fraud and/or abuse of Public Assistance programs; receives instruction and personal experience in conducting field visits to interview and obtain statements from various parties, including but not limited to clients, former clients, vendors, providers, neighbors, employers, relatives, etc.; receives instruction and personal experience in serving as liaison; testifies in civil and criminal proceedings; travels to various counties to conduct investigations.

Minimum Requirements
Requires a bachelor's degree with major casework in law enforcement, criminal justice or related fields, or requires an associate's degree with major casework 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 to various counties to conduct investigations and ability to work flexible work schedule. Requires possession of a valid driver's license. 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
Chicago, IL 60607
(Cook County)

Agency Contact:
Lori Kinsella
Office of Inspector General/Personnel
2200 Churchill, Building 1A
Springfield, IL 62702

Work Telephone # (217) 524-5104
Fax # (217) 782-7969

How to Apply

Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures
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:
Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)

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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.