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Date:  Oct 4, 2021

Chicago, IL, US, 60601-3218

Job Requisition ID:  7140

Agency:  Department of Financial and Professional Regulation / Professional Regulation / State-Wide Enforcement / Investigations / Detective / Design / Collections Investigations / Upstate

HR TRK: #30937 
Closing Date/Time: 10/21/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated starting Salary $4,543  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Cook  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  RC029  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

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Posting Identification Number #7140


Under general direction, conducts state-wide investigations, often of a proactive, reactive, administrative, and criminal nature, of professionals who are in violation of Acts within the area of responsibility, or who are the subject of complaints or allegations of misconduct or irregularities as mandated by Illinois Statutes administered by the Division of Professional Regulation. Acts within the area of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act, the Detection of Deception Examiners Act, the Collection Agency Act, the Illinois Public Accounting Act, and the Registered Interior Designers Act. Produces comprehensive reports of all investigations.  Reviews and analyzes statistical data and narrative reports for recidivist patterns.  Testifies in administrative hearings and/or criminal proceedings.  Travels to various sites to conduct investigations. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conducts licensing and/or criminal investigations of known, alleged or suspected violators of the Acts within area of responsibility.
  2. Produces comprehensive reports of all investigations; provides technically accurate and detailed findings with appropriate documentation.
  3. Reviews and analyzes statistical data and narrative reports for recidivist patterns.
  4. Testifies in administrative hearings and/or criminal proceedings regarding the indictment/prosecution of alleged violators, assures proper court room demeanor is adhered to; cooperates with prosecuting attorney regarding pre‑testimony conferences.
  5. Prepares and serves administrative/criminal subpoenas; assists in the drafting of other administrative/criminal legal documents.
  6. Works closely with other federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies including Department of State Police, various State's attorney's offices and the Office of Attorney General.
  7. Makes recommendations concerning investigative procedures; assists supervisor in completion of unit case logs and statistics.
  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of high school.
  2. Requires three years investigative experience in law enforcement or three years’ experience as a licensed private detective in Illinois. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires extensive knowledge of the State's professional and vocational licensing laws, in particular the Illinois Private Detective Act and Collection Agency Act; of the law enforcement provision of all laws administered by the Department; and of Judicial Rules of evidence for the collecting and accrual of evidence.
  2. Requires ability to prepare detailed written investigative reports of findings to be filed with State's Attorney for prosecution, or for use as a basis for a license revocation proceeding; to understand, interpret and explain statutory requirements, rules, regulations and procedures; to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships and to conduct tactful interrogations and investigations; to provide leadership, work guidance and on-the-job training to lower level investigators.
  3. Prefers experience in accounting.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefers at least three years of State's professional and vocational licensing laws.
  2. Prefers at least three years of experience preparing investigative reports and other legal documentation for prosecution.
  3. Prefers at least three years of experience testifying in administrative hearings or criminal proceedings regarding the indictment/prosecution of alleged violators.
  4. Prefers at least three years conducting interviews and or surveillances to prove criminal and or administrative violation.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to pass an Agency conducted background check.
  2. Requires the ability to travel and to travel state-wide on short notice.
  3. Requires possession of valid driver's license.

IDFPR is a regulatory licensing and enforcement agency that protects the residents of Illinois, ensures the safety and soundness of financial institutions, ensures that competent professionals are licensed to provide services to the public, and enhances commerce in the state for the benefit of all its residents. 


Work Hours:  8:30am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri  
Work Location: 100 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60601-3218  
Agency Contact:

Job Function:  Legal and Compliance  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).





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