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Investigator (2nd Shift) - 2 Positions

  • Location
  • Office
    Office of Statewide Pretrial Services
  • Posted Date
  • Closing Date
    This position will remain open until filled. However, those individuals submitting materials by October 31, 2022 will be given first consideration.
  • Division
    Division of Pretrial Operations
  • Benefits
    An attractive judicial branch benefits package is offered, including pension, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as deferred compensation and generous leave time.
  • Salary
    Minimum $45,003; starting salary commensurate with experience

The Office of Statewide Pretrial Services’ (OSPS or Office) mission is to assist in the administration of justice and promote community safety by ensuring fairness and equality in the pretrial process. The OSPS is a statewide office that provides pretrial services under the Pretrial Services Act, 725 ILCS 185. The Office develops pretrial standards and employs pretrial service officers who conduct pretrial investigations and provide pretrial supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The Investigator conducts background investigations and compiles criminal history and inputs information into the Office of Statewide Pretrial Services’ (OSPS) case management system. The Investigator works under the general supervision of the Investigations Supervisor within the Division of Pretrial Operations. The required working hours for this position are 2:00 PM- 12:00 AM, Wednesday to Saturday.

  • Accesses LEADS and other criminal databases to identify prior criminal history of defendants.
  • Enters criminal history information into OSPS case management system.
  • Ensures criminal history data entered into OSPS’ case management system is complete and accurate, including entering information not available at the time of the investigation such as the SID number, DCN number, case number, dispositions.
  • Reviews pretrial assessments complied based on criminal history data.
  • Performs and directs the periodic criminal history checks of defendants released from custody pretrial.
  • Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding pretrial operations, including the status of pending court cases and conditions of pretrial release.
  • Maintains up-to-date working knowledge of pretrial services and related criminal justice and community corrections issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s Degree, or, an equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience.
  • Ability to be LEADS certified.
  • A valid Illinois Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance to operate a personal vehicle on state business, as well as maintain a safe driving record.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Two years of data entry or clerical experience.
  • Two years of experience utilizing criminal justice databases or information systems such as LEADS, Judici, or criminal or judicial data management systems.


  • Ability to sit for extended time periods.
  • Professional office working environment requiring telephone usage and ability to process written documents.
  • Ability to travel, including overnight stays, as required.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter through the form below.

This position will remain open until filled. However, those individuals submitting materials by October 31, 2022 will be given first consideration.

Any questions about this position or the application process can also be submitted via email at the following address: .


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