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Date:  May 18, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-4528

Job Requisition ID:  15207

Agency :  Illinois State Police 
Closing Date/Time: 06/06/2023
Salary:   $4,164-$5,982/month - Anticipated starting salary $4,164 - 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.


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  15207

(Target Title: Terrorism Research Specialist I req 27169)

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

Position Overview

The Illinois State Police is accepting applications for a Terrorism Research Specialist Trainee that will, under immediate supervision of a Watch Officer, on an assigned shift, for a period of not less than six months and not to exceed 12 months, actively participate in an orientation, in-service workshops, and on-the-job training to develop and expand intelligence gathering and terrorism research skills. Answer calls from law enforcement agencies requesting intelligence information; research and draft a written report in response. Complete assignments of increasing difficulty which demonstrates the ability to complete timelines and compile analytical charts, diagrams, and maps that facilitate investigative efforts.

Job Responsibilities

1. Actively participates in an orientation, in-service workshops, and on-the-job training to develop and expand intelligence gathering and terrorism research skills
   • Completes a variety of locally conducted training courses, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified intelligence analysis course
   • Under close supervision, performs criminal intelligence casework and internet searches of assigned subjects
   • Receives training on how to access sensitive and confidential database information systems
   • Demonstrates ability to gather background information
   • Travels as a need to perform these duties

2. Answers calls from law enforcement agencies requesting intelligence information
   • Researches and drafts written reports in response
   • Assists higher level specialists in developing case information
   • Completes assignments of limited scope and complexity to increase familiarity with intelligence research databases

3. Completes assignments of increasing difficulty which demonstrates the ability to complete timelines and compile analytical charts, diagrams, and maps that facilitate investigative efforts
   • Uses the following software programs -i2 Analyst's Notebook, ArcView, Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)-and other applications to compile data

4. Studies background information on assigned terrorists and criminal groups, their methods and targets
   • Drafts intelligence summaries
   • Forwards summaries for review and approval
   • Disseminates approved information as instructed

5. Studies regulatory requirements set for gathering and safeguarding criminal intelligence information to ensure compliance with 28 CFR Part 23 and other provisions protecting sensitive, confidential, and secret information

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires completion of a Bachelor's degree with courses in behavioral sciences, criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field.

Employment Conditions

  • Successfully pass a background check 
  • Successfully pass a drug screen 
  • Possess an appropriate and 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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