Background Investigator

Recruitment #060222-MXBA01-380100

Summary Statement

This position will be responsible for conducting in-depth background investigations of applicant's personal histories that are seeking employment with the Department of Correction. It will be necessary to interview past employers, references, friends and other individuals who may provide intimate information regarding the applicant's suitability in performing the job responsibilities of his/her employment. The incumbent will be required to make written, telephone and personal contact with the public, State and municipal agencies. The incumbent will be required to be proficient in the utilization of various law enforcement computer applications such as DELJIS/(JIS, NCIC and LEISS. The incumbent will provide detailed written reports of his/her findings and recommendations.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  1. Ten years’ experience as a police officer preferred.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Conducts investigations, which includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
     
  • Interviews or interrogates witnesses, complainants and others.
     
  • Verifies claims of alleged or probable violations.
     
  • Examines various records and documents in order to ascertain relevant information.
     
  • Gathers, controls and evaluates evidence.
     
  • Makes judgments after evaluating all available facts and recommends appropriate action.
     
  • Interprets and applies applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
     
  • Prepares various investigative reports.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Background Investigator III

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Ten years’ experience as a sworn law enforcement officer.
  2. Experience in conducting investigations that includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
  3. Experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  4. Experience in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings.
  5. Experience writing comprehensive narrative reports
  6. Experience in using an automated information system to enter; update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.

Additional Posting Information

This is a Casual/Seasonal position which is a non-pension eligible position without healthcare and/or other benefits.


This posting may be closed on or before 11/30/2022 upon filling the vacant position(s).

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Application NOW using the Internet.
Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.