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ISP Firearms Violence Prevention and Response Consultant (PSC)

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Aug 1, 2022

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60016-1563

Job Requisition ID:  17707

Agency: Illinois State Police

Closing Date/Time: 08/15/2022

Salary: 70/hour

Job Type: Hourly Full Time

County: Cook

Number of Vacancies: 1



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Illinois State Police must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.



Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Illinois State Police (ISP) Office of the Director, Firearms Safety Counsel, the contractual consultant will be responsible for conducting a comprehensive review of all ISP policies, procedures and processes related to the Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) and conceal Carry License (CCL) programs, specifically the process of reviewing FOID and CCL applications as well as revoking FOID cards and CCLs.

Job Responsibilities

Engage with all local, state and federal stakeholders as well as Federal Firearm Licensees(FFLs), community organizations and advocacy groups in the firearms safety/rights orbit in Illinois.

Write a report after completing the above review and engagement detailing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats as well as providing recommendations on how to best prevent firearms violence and respond to it, specifically as related to mass shooting incidents.

Provide consultation on best practices to effectively and efficiently integrate and utilize information sharing on gun intelligence between local, state and federal law enforcement regarding trafficking of firearms, straw purchases and unlawful possession and use of firearms.

Provide consultation on best practices to maximize the appropriate use of Clear and Present Danger requests and Firearms Restraining Orders.

Provide consultation on best practices to maximize and coordinate ATF eTrace and National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) findings and associations.

The contractual consultant will work across a broad spectrum of law enforcement agencies and facilitate effective and efficient communication with local, county, state, and federal law enforcement concerning firearms violence issues.

  • All work assignments will be assigned by the Office of the Director.
  • The contractual consultant will abide by and make decisions based on the policies and directives established by the Illinois State Police and memorandums of understanding established and agreed upon by the support agency and the Illinois State Police.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicant must possess a law degree from an accredited law school approved by the American Bar Association
  • Applicant must possess a minimum of 20 years of service as a peace officer, as defined by the Illinois Compiled Statutes, with a federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefers applicant to possess a background in demonstrated police knowledge of criminal investigations and the firearms laws and regulations of the State of Illinois
  • Prefers applicant to possess experience in dealing with media inquiries and media interviews.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Successfully pass a drug screen
  • Possess a valid FOID Card and CCL
  • Possess a valid Illinois Drivers' License
  • Ability to travel

Work Hours: as needed per assignments

Work Location: 9511 Harrison St Des Plaines, IL 60016-1563

Agency Contact:

Job Family: Public Safety


The Illinois State Police strives for excellence seeking to be one of the premier policing agencies int he country. Our core values are Integrity, Service, and Pride. We are seeking individuals with similar values to join us on our mission to promote public safety.



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