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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Nov 18, 2022

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60018-4201

Job Requisition ID:  19201

Agency :  Illinois Gaming Board 
Closing Date/Time: 12/06/2022
Salary:   $7,269 - $11,086/Monthly CBA Language Applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


Do you work well under pressure? Have experience as an IGB sworn armed peace officer? Do you have supervisory experience? We are now accepting applications for Shift Supervisors.  All are encouraged to apply!


The Illinois Gaming Board is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) serves as regulatory body for all gambling activities across the state of Illinois. The IGB administers a regulatory and tax collection system for the expanding casino gambling, video gaming and sport wagering in Illinois.  We are committed to preserving the integrity of the Illinois gaming industry.


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


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number 19201

Essential Functions

  • Plans, assigns, and reviews the activities of subordinate Gaming Special Agents and State Police personnel assigned to a gaming unit.
  • Serves as working supervisor.
  • Assists the Gaming Unit Supervisor in preparing and disseminating gaming unit work schedules for each of the work periods for the assigned shifts of each gaming day by making adjustments to scheduling when agents request off, works overtime, etc. and/or prepares the work schedules as directed by the Gaming Unit Supervisor.
  • Meets and confers with casino field office or video gaming establishment management on all matters pertinent to gaming operations and compliance with the Illinois Gambling Act, Video Gaming Act, Sports Wagering Act, State Fair Gaming Act, and any other statutes for which the Illinois Gaming Board has jurisdiction.
  • Monitors and investigates incidents involving major fluctuations in normal live games win percentages.
  • Conducts on-the-job training of new agents assigned to the shift.
  • Participates in various trainings, including but not limited to: 
    • Firearms: Required to periodically qualify with appropriate firearms as defined by departmental policy and applicable law, including skill, use, care, and safety of such weapons. 
    • Professional: Required to periodically complete continued professional training as required by law or department policies and procedures.
    • Fitness: Required to periodically demonstrate physical strength, agility, and the ability to practice the art of self-defense as defined by departmental policies sufficient to carry out the duties.                                                                                                         
  • Schedules assigned agents for required annual training courses (firearm qualifications, first responder, etc.); maintains and updates training log denoting when agents have completed assigned training.
  • Compiles and prepares a variety of comprehensive activity, management and time analysis reports and forwards to Gaming Unit Supervisor as requested.
  • Serves as supervisor in absence of the assigned Gaming Unit Supervisor keeping central office apprised of any information or significant events that occur in the absence of the Gaming Unit Supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualification

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college preferably with coursework in law enforcement, criminal justice, pre-law, business administration, or a related field.
  • Requires four (4) years progressively responsible professional experience as a Gaming Senior Special Agent in Enforcement or Investigations with the Gaming Board.
  • Requires current certification as a sworn peace officer and have Graduated from an approved State Police academy program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers working knowledge of law enforcement investigatory concepts and techniques.
  • Prefers working knowledge of agency programs and service objectives, activities and operational systems, policies and procedures.
  • Prefers working knowledge of staff utilization and employee motivation.
  • Prefers ability to develop and manage a supportive agency program.
  • Prefers ability to analyze administrative problems and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Prefers ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Conditions of Employment

  • Passed an approved firearms qualifications course and have a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID).
  • Possess sufficient physical fitness to have passed the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (Power Test).
  • Requires possession of an appropriate valid driver’s license and ability to travel.
  • Requires ability to perform shift work, including weekends and holidays.
  • Pass Illinois Gaming Board’s background investigation (background check).
  • Must comply with the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act: No State employee who works for the Illinois Gaming Board, or spouse or immediate family member living with such person shall, during State employment, hold an ownership interest, other than a passive interest in a publicly traded company, in any gaming license under the Illinois Gambling Act, the Video Gaming Act, the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, or the Sports Wagering Act.
  • Must comply with the Illinois Gambling Act: No person shall be employed to serve the Board who is, or whose spouse, parent or child is, an official of, or has a financial interest in or financial relation with, any operator engaged in gambling operations within this State, or any organization engaged in conducting horse racing within this State.
  • Must comply with the Illinois Gambling Act: For the one year immediately preceding employment, an employee shall not have been employed or received compensation or fees for services from a person or entity, or its parent or affiliate, that has engaged in business with the Board, a licensee, or a licensee under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.


Work Hours:  Rotating Shifts  
Work Location: Rivers Casino, 3000 S River Rd Des Plaines, IL 60018-4201  
Agency Contact:

Illinois Gaming Board, Human Resources
801 South 7th Street, Suite 400 South
Springfield, IL  62703
217-557-2821 Phone
217-524-1932 Fax  


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

The Illinois Gaming Board continually strives for a workforce which reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspective, ideas, and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  The Illinois Gaming Board is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Family:  Legal and Compliance  


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



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Revolving Door:   

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.