Investigator - Office of the Executive Inspector General

Springfield, IL
Full Time
Office of the Executive Inspector General


Office of the Illinois Secretary of State

Alexi Giannoulias



Job Title:   Investigator

Division:     Office of the Executive Inspector General

Union:        N/A

Location:    324 W Monroe St, Springfield, IL – Sangamon County

Salary:        Minimum $5,000.00 monthly, commensurate with experience          



Conducting investigations in compliance with applicable laws, rules, and policies under the Illinois Ethics Act. The person selected would take primary responsibility for an assigned caseload, including gathering, preserving, and analyzing evidence; obtaining information via interviews and other methods; and preparing investigative reports. This position involves working on assignments of an extremely sensitive and confidential nature associated with investigations and legal proceedings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops detailed investigative plans designed to result in the completion of thorough investigations that address allegations in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Research and/or reviews agency policies and other applicable rules or statutes, as well as social media and other publicly available information, to learn relevant information and incorporate it into investigative work.
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets information, documentation, and physical evidence to make informed determinations about the direction and outcome of investigations. Uses Excel or other appropriate tools to thoroughly evaluate and understand the evidence and its significance to an investigation.
  • Interviews subjects, witnesses, and other parties to gather, verify, and/or corroborate evidence. Fully prepares for interviews beforehand, including organizing relevant exhibits to show in the interviews and scheduling the interviews.
  • Documents interview statements, observations, and requests for and receipt of evidentiary materials in written reports. Ensures these reports are well-written, accurate, concise, thorough, and timely.
  • Maintains records of all information and materials pertinent to investigations, in an organized manner and in accordance with OEIG processes. Identifies, labels, and stores evidence gathered during the investigative process.
  • Collaborates with other OEIG staff on an ongoing basis to reassess investigative plans and strategies to ensure comprehensive investigations with sound results.
  • Communicates with other government agencies and law enforcement entities during investigations, or to provide information for and/or testify in administrative and court proceedings, as necessary.
  • Conducts stationary and mobile surveillance.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Education and Work Experience:

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four (4) years of college.  Preferred candidates will also possess substantial investigatory experience.

Application Process: 


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