Background Investigator

Baltimore County, MD - Towson, MD (30+ days ago)3.7

Pay Schedule I, Grade 26, Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week

A vacancy exists in the Police Department Administrative and Technician Services Bureau, Employment Division.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.
Examples of Duties: Under general supervision, conducts background investigations of candidates for employment. Gathers, verifies, and analyzes information regarding applicants to assist in identifying suitable employees.
Performs background investigations of employment candidates in accordance with departmental policies and goals, applicable laws, and procedural requirements.
Gathers, verifies, and analyzes personal, financial, and educational documentation.
Develops and pursues lines of inquiry.
Interviews, in person and by telephone, applicants' former employers, current references, associates, and neighbors.
Contacts other law enforcement agencies, governments, and professional organizations to obtain and verify information.
Analyzes investigation results and draws logical and objective conclusions.
Maintains records of information obtained through interviews and by other means.
Prepares detailed written reports of investigations.
Operates a vehicle to travel to investigation sites.
Participates in various pre-employment events.
Performs pre-employment interviews of applicants.
Assists in administering physical agility and other applicant tests.
Assists applicants in completing forms.
Examples of Other Duties
Attends training sessions. Participates in seminars and conferences. Must maintain certifications for NCIC and Livescan. Trains and advises other background investigators and others. Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)
Qualifications: Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent


at least four years' experience performing employment investigations, police field investigations, and/or other related investigations.

Additional education in criminal justice or a related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years for the required experience.

Character Requirements
All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable as determined by a comprehensive background investigation and test for drug use.

Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a noncommercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.
Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Background Investigator
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment: The work of this classification includes travel to various investigation sites.

Conditions of Employment
Persons appointed to this classification may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime when scheduled.

Newly hired Pay Schedule I and I-C employees are required to join the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees (BCFPE) or pay a service fee to BCFPE as a condition of employment.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.