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Date:  May 21, 2023

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60016

Job Requisition ID:  26984

The Illinois Department of Revenue is seeking to hire Special Agents in the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI). BCI is a highly specialized law enforcement group that conducts criminal investigations into violations of the Illinois Tax Acts and associated financial crimes. Special Agents investigate violations of the Illinois Tax Acts and related financial crimes. This position requires prior successful completion of the Revenue Special Agent Field Training Program.


The benefits of working at Department of Revenue include a 37 ½ hour work week, a generous salary and benefits package (paid time off for vacation, sick, or personal leave, thirteen holidays) pension and other retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and insurance eligibility on day one (medical, dental, vision, and life).


The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) administers Illinois tax laws and collects taxes in a fair, consistent, and efficient manner to provide accurate, timely, and reliable funding and information to state and local constituents. By using best practices, IDOR strives to continuously innovate and increase accuracy, efficiency, and productivity in all areas of operations and tax administration, thereby earning respect, delivering value, and being a trusted source of information.


IDOR is a professional-minded governmental entity that values its employees and invests in their success through training and engagement. IDOR values diversity, both culturally and professionally, and believes it can foster a more productive work environment best suited for serving the citizens and taxpayers of Illinois.


**Please Note:  Must have successfully completed the Revenue Special Agent Trainee training program to qualify for the Revenue Special Agent.**  


Agency :  Department of Revenue 
Closing Date/Time: 06/13/2023
; 11:59PM 
Salary:   $5,479-$8,180/monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   8  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


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  26984

Job Responsibilities

  • Under general supervision, as a sworn peace officer, independently conducts journeyman level inter-state and intra-state criminal investigations of tax fraud, tax evasion and other illegal acts which circumvent or violate tax laws administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR).
  • Drives to remote locations to obtain facts and evidence through surveillance, under cover assignments and interviews with taxpayers and their representatives, complainants, witnesses and others, analysis of books, records and bank accounts to determine extent and scope of violation, such as manipulation of funds, alterations of records and identification of additional issues, e.g., conspiracy, false statement, concealment of facts, etc.
  • Meets and confers with taxpayers, their representatives, retailers, business associates and others.
  • Serves as a team member in the more controversial or complex investigations involving one or more entities or individuals where in facts or evidence is difficult to establish, principles are of public prominence and widespread news coverage occurs.
  • Prepares detailed progress and final reports of investigations.
  • Assists in preparing cases for prosecution by the Attorney General, the State’s Attorney and the United States Attorney.
  • Attends law enforcement meetings and advanced training programs involving new or revised statutes, rules and regulations, IDOR policies and procedures, and investigative techniques needed to enhance investigative skills and knowledge.
  • Works closely with Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies in conducting joint investigations or in exchanging information within legal limitations.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires completion of four years of college, with major coursework in accounting, law enforcement, business administration, pre-law or related areas; up to two years of police investigative or enforcement experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the college training.
  • Requires successful completion of the Revenue Special Agent Trainee training program.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to successfully complete a tax compliance, fingerprint-based and in-depth background check.
  • Requires successful completion of a firearms qualification course annually.
  • Requires the ability to maintain LEADS certification while employed.
  • Requires a valid, appropriate driver’s license and the ability to travel on frequent basis.
  • Requires the ability to use and secure a state issued mobile device, e.g., cellular phone, laptop computer, tablet, etc.
  • Requires the ability to drive, secure and maintain a State/Revenue issued vehicle.

Work Hours:  8:00AM-4:30PM; Monday-Friday  
Work Location:  IL Dept of Revenue

Bureau of Criminal Investigations/Northern Cook Office

9511 Harrison St Des Plaines, IL 60016-1563  

Agency Contact: 

Tanya Jennings

Illinois Department of Revenue - Human Resources

Willard Ice Building, 101 W Jefferson St, WIB Mail Code 5-110, Springfield, IL 62702

PHONE- 217-524-3954


Job Family:  Legal, Audit & Compliance  

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



Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

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If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.


We recommend a copy of your resume be included with the application.


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Tracking #'s:  35059-35066

Nearest Major Market: Chicago