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Date:  May 18, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-4528

Job Requisition ID:  27169

Agency :  Illinois State Police 
Closing Date/Time: 06/06/2023
Salary:   $4,982-$7,369/month - Anticipated starting salary $4,982 - CBA Language Applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   4  
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.


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Posting Identification Number  27169

(Trainee Title: Terrorism Research Specialist Trainee req 15207)

Resumes are recommended to be uploaded to your profile/attached to the application. Please upload transcripts to your application.

Position Overview

Under immediate supervision of a Watch Officer, on an indeterminate shift, performs selected intelligence casework and information sharing at a developmental level. Compiles, analyzes, and disseminates tactical information on terrorist individuals or entities, including domestic and international terrorist groups under investigation by the Illinois State Police or other local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies. Prepares selected reports and bulletins on assigned groups, their methods, and targets. Takes calls for information requests from law enforcement agencies, compiles information, and prepares reports of findings.

Job Responsibilities

1. Performs selected criminal intelligence casework and information sharing at a developmental level.
   ◾ Provides rapid response to urgent requests involving homeland security;
   ◾ Prepares case reports, charts, and other analyses by querying various law enforcement and public records databases.
   ◾ Assures information is disseminated in conformance with federal guidelines contained in 28 CFR Part 23, which relates to criminal intelligence systems operating procedures.

2. Compiles, analyzes, and disseminates tactical information on terrorist individuals or entities, including domestic and international terrorist groups under investigation by the Illinois State Police or other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
   ◾ Collects information on assigned domestic and international terrorist groups, methods, and targets (i.e., critical infrastructure, persons, etc.) and compiles analytical reports using available software.

3. Performs criminal intelligence analysis of criminal case information;
   ◾ Obtains information from various sources to respond to requests for tactical assistance from Illinois State Police districts and zones, local law enforcement entities, federal law enforcement agencies, and corporate security partners.
   ◾ Completes timelines, analytical charts/diagrams, and maps to enhance, clarify, link, and facilitate investigative efforts.
   ◾ Disseminates analytical information to appropriate law enforcement entities.
   ◾ Travels as needed in performance of these duties.

4. Contributes to written daily operations report that is delivered to command personnel.
   ◾ Documents daily activity in the appropriate database.

5. Conducts training for new employees and gives presentations as required by management.

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

Minimum Requirements

◾ Requires completion of a Bachelor's degree with courses in behavioral sciences, criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field.
◾ Requires successful completion of an agency approved training program.


Conditions of Employment

◾ Successfully pass a background check 
◾ Successfully pass a drug screen 
◾ Possess a valid driver's license
◾ Requires ability to travel statewide
◾ Successfully obtain a security clearance
◾ Ability to testify in court (No Giglio issues)
◾ Possess US citizenship 

Work Hours:  Indeterminate  
Work Location: 2200 S Dirksen Pkwy Springfield, IL 62703-4528  

Job Family:  Public Safety  


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.



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