Full Time Background Investigator

Recruitment #200619-UNCG-17

Introduction




APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit to Human Resources on or before the closing date:

• Professional cover letter identifying title of the position, announcement number and daytime contact information including email address
• Resume
• Please contact HR if you need further detail.  405-530-3145.

Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date. 

Send OPM-4B if needed to:
Human Resources 
419 N.E. 38th Terrace 
Oklahoma City, OK  73105 
Phones: 405-530-3145
Fax:  405-530-3845
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Work Locations: OKC Headquarters
Division: TBD

Requirements
A selected classified applicant must sign a letter of understanding that they are resigning the classified service to accept the position in the unclassified service.

Education and Experience:
Requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree or four years of investigation work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Non-OBN applicants must pass a background investigation, drug screen and polygraph examination. 

Basic Purpose
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for conducting background investigations and criminal history searches on current and prospective employees, community partners, vendors and volunteers.

Typical Functions
• The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
• Conducts comprehensive interviews with applicants/employees, employers, associates, references, and other knowledgeable individuals to establish the background, reputation, character, or suitability of the applicant, employee, community partner, vendor and/or volunteer.
• Collects and analyzes data regarding employment history, criminal activities and related records of the applicant, employee, community partner, vendor and/or volunteer; determines value of data for placement into computerized data management system.
• Analyzes public records, such as law enforcement reports, judgments, and educational transcripts of the applicant, employee, community partner, vendor and/or volunteer; contacts other agencies, departments and organizations to obtain and confirm information as necessary.
• Verifies that the applicant possesses at least the minimum education and experience requirements as listed on the official job description.
• Analyzes investigation results and draws logical and objective conclusions; may confer with agency officials or hiring managers; makes recommendations regarding suitability for employment or involvement in agency partnerships.
• Prepares the written background investigation report in a narrative format prescribed by agency policy.
• Prioritizes and monitors multiple assigned investigations to ensure compliance with due dates.

Incumbents will be responsible for performing a full range of professional level activities related to background investigations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required include knowledge of sources, tools and services used in securing and evaluating data; of maintaining a computerized data management system; of investigative and interview techniques; of the conduct of pre-employment background investigations and criminal history searches; of agency policies and procedures; and of technical report writing. Ability is required to conduct several investigations simultaneously; to gather and analyze sensitive employment data; to organize and manage a computerized information system; to organize and present facts clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to handle confidential work with tact and discretion; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.