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Date:  May 21, 2023

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60016

Job Requisition ID:  27003

The Illinois Department of Revenue is seeking to hire Special Agent Trainees 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 Agent Trainees receive extensive training and are assigned case work related to the investigation of tax fraud and financial crimes during the first year of employment. The case work is designed to assist the trainee in developing the broad knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary to perform the duties of a Revenue Special Agent.


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.


Agency :  Department of Revenue 
Closing Date/Time: 06/13/2023
; 11:59PM
Salary:   $4,340-$6,248 (Anticipated Salary for Non-State $4,340)  
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  27003

Job Responsibilities

  • Under immediate supervision, for a period of twelve (12) months, participates in an Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) sponsored training program receiving training and controlled working assignments which are designed to develop broad knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary to perform the duties of a journeyman Revenue Special Agent.
  • Conducts IDOR investigative assignments of increasing difficulty for the purpose of gaining experience and developing working skills.
  • Receives formal classroom training which includes instruction in tax laws enforced by the Department, use of firearms, investigative techniques available to investigating Agents, rules of evidence applicable to courts in criminal cases and controlling court decisions, preparation of reports, investigative procedures applicable to criminal tax evasion and fraud cases, administrative procedures, standards and rules of conduct, and other matters pertaining to criminal investigations.
  • 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 law enforcement experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the college training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of experience using methods and techniques of criminal investigations.
  • Two (2) years of experience preparing properly documented reports.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with accounting and auditing principles and practices.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to successfully complete a tax compliance, fingerprint-based and in-depth background check.
  • Requires a successful completion of the firearms qualification course during the first 12 months of employment.
  • Requires the successful completion of a basic law enforcement training program during the first 12 months of employment, if a waiver is not obtained.
  • Requires the ability to become LEADS certified upon hire and stay certified 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.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

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Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

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:  35067-35074

Nearest Major Market: Chicago