CIVILIAN BACKGROUND INVESTIGATOR Job at City of Amarillo Texas, Amarillo, TX

  • City of Amarillo Texas
  • Amarillo, TX

Job Description

Starting Pay: $15.00 per hour


Under supervision and in accordance with procedures, this position conducts background investigations on police/civilian applicants seeking employment with the City of Amarillo to determine the applicant's eligibility and/or suitability for hire.


Under the supervision and guidance of sworn T&P personnel:
  • Review applicant's Personal History Statement and other related documentation
  • Interview applicant and all other persons in applicant's background
  • Request background information from outside agencies
  • Document all findings in a professionally written report

  • Retired Texas peace officer in good standing.
  • Experience in Human Resources, background or criminal investigations.
  • Ability to write clear and detailed reports using proper English grammar.
  • Experience or training in interviewing/interrogations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to operate computers for data entry and word processing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill.
  • Ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.

  • Background Investigator School
  • Interviewing/Interrogation school
  • Two years' experience in an investigative unit
  • EEOC training
  • Proficiency with MS Word
  • Job- related college courses


Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee must also walk, stand, sit, hear, feel, finger, reach, grasp, handle, speak, see, and talk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.


The employee works in a dynamic environment that requires the employee to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

The City of Amarillo is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.

The City of Amarillo provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case by case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 806-378-4294.

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