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Date:  Jan 20, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-2487

Job Requisition ID:  22639

Agency :  Illinois State Police 
Closing Date/Time: 02/03/2023
Salary:   $3,710 - $5,142 monthly - CBA language applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
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.


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(For informational purposes only: Target Title - Firearms Eligibility Analyst I - Req 22642)

Position Overview

The Firearms Eligibility Analyst Trainee position within the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau, under immediate supervision, and for a period of not less than six months and not to exceed twelve months, actively participates in an orientation, formal classroom, and on-the-job training;  Completes assignments of increasing difficulty; Receives instruction for processing court documents;  Reviews mental health history of applicants; and answers calls from federal and other state’s background information inquiries as well as the general public regarding general FOID card and concealed carry permit eligibility inquiries.


Job Responsibilities

1. 35 %   Under immediate supervision, for a period of not less than six months and not to exceed twelve months, actively participates in an orientation, formal classroom, and on-the-job training

• Develops and expands knowledge in the review, analysis and interpretation of criminal and mental health history hits received from federal, state, and in-house databases.

• Determines if criminal history hits meet federal, out-of-state, or State of Illinois firearms and firearms dealer certification prohibiting criteria.

2. 25%  Completes assignments of increasing difficulty

• Researches and interprets federal, out-of-state and State of Illinois statutes to learn how to distinguish between state and federal misdemeanor and felony charges and the classification of such charges for each criminal history entry.

• Researches open arrests and dispositions, probations and conditional discharges.

3. 20% Receives instruction for processing court documents.

• Uploads documents to the appropriate FOID/CCL applicant’s account

• Enters information into appropriate computer systems and for the creation of form letters

4. 10% Reviews mental health history of applicants

• Analyzes and interprets mental health history hits from the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) FOID reporting system.

• Provides a recommendation if the mental health history hit(s) meet federal or state of Illinois firearms prohibiting criteria.

5. 5% Answers calls from federal and other state’s background information inquiries as well as the general public regarding general FOID card and concealed carry permit eligibility inquiries.

6. 5% Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of two years of college. Related experience may be substituted for college to meet the requirements for this class.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Elementary knowledge of database management systems.

2. One (1) year experience operating a personal computer and utilizing relevant software.

3. Elementary knowledge of conducting specialized research utilizing various methods and technologies.

4. One (1) year experience analyzing and comparing information, drawing conclusions, and exercising discretion and judgment as related to determining FOID card and concealed carry permit eligibility.

5. One (1) year experience communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, in order to explain FOID application and concealed carry permit processes and procedures.

6. Experience establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with coworkers, and law enforcement and legal personnel at the federal and state level.

7. Requires exceptional interpersonal skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successfully pass a background check.
  • Successfully pass a drug screen.
  • Ability to obtain the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) Certification.

Work Hours:  8:30am-5:00pm M-F  
Work Location: 801 S 7th St Springfield, IL 62703-2487  
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Public Safety  


About the Agency:  The Illinois State Police strives for excellence seeking to be one of the premier policing agencies in the 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.


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



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