Special Agent II

Website IL Secretary of State - Office of Inspector General


The Office of the Inspector General for the Illinois Secretary of State is seeking to fill a Special Agent II/Inspector position at their Springfield, Illinois location.  Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Acting Executive Inspector General Megan Morgan at mmorgan@ilsos.gov or 324 W. Monroe St. Springfield IL 62704. For additional inquiries you may call 217-785-2012.

The position requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four (4) years of college, preferably with course work in political science, public administration, business administration/management, finance, economics, accounting, legal studies or law enforcement/criminal justice; and two (2) year professional experience in law, law enforcement, business administration/management, accounting, finance or economics; or other investigative or related field.

Demonstrated writing ability is required.

An Inspector conducts complex confidential investigative and auditing work in the detection, deterrence, and prevention of fraud, corruption, mismanagement, gross or aggravated misconduct, or misconduct that may be criminal in nature; investigates complaints or information concerning the possible existence of activities constituting a violation of the laws, rules or regulations, or mismanagement, abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety involving all persons, entities or agencies over which the Secretary of State has audit, supervisory or investigative authority

Duties & responsibilities include:

1. Conducts complex confidential investigations concerning allegations of conflicts of interest, fraud, corruption, mismanagement, gross or aggravated misconduct, or conduct that may be criminal in nature or otherwise not in compliance with governing laws and regulations; may provide guidance and training to lower level agents.
2. Gathers, compiles and analyzes relevant data and information for cases under investigation, prepares case reports for disciplinary or prosecutorial action; and provides litigation support to prosecute criminal or administrative proceedings, as appropriate.
3. Conducts audits of financial and management systems to detect, investigate and deter fraud and fraudulent schemes using legal and fraud examination theory; recommends installation of proper internal audit controls, including transaction authorization, segregation of duties, supervision, adequate documentation and records, physical safeguards, and independent verification; conducts performance audits to ascertain whether all departments and divisions are
in compliance with their governing obligations, rules and regulation.
4. Obtains and/or prepares reports, papers, statements, exhibits or other relevant information to meet department objectives or to be referred to appropriate authorities for further proceedings; maintains confidential records and files pertaining to investigations and audits; and exercises responsibility for ensuring security and confidentiality of such information.
5. May be required to give testimony in a court of law or before an administrative tribunal as provided by State and Federal statutes, rules or regulations.


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