Civilian Part-Time Background Investigator

Orlando, Florida
Feb 01, 2024
Apr 01, 2024
Government, Security


Starting Salary: $49,706.28/yr - $51,207.00/yr. Starting rate of pay may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, education, training, and/or experience.


This position is a part-time, 32-39 hours a week. Utilizes investigative techniques to conduct background investigations on applicants for various positions within the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO). #oj

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to comprehend and communicate fluently in verbal and written English.
  • U.S. Citizen or possess a current permanent resident card.
  • Clean criminal history; any arrest history will be individually evaluated.
  • No illegal drug usage within the past year. Other drug usage will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) AND ten (10) years of related experience OR Associate's degree (A.A. or A.S) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school AND eight (8) years of related experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field AND six (6) years of related experience. Related experience includes prior Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) experience or related investigative experience and/or training.
  • Must be NCIC/FCIC certified within 90 days of employment.
  • Must have a valid Florida driver's license.
  • Must attend and successfully complete the agency sponsored Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations (LEVO) Training if assignment includes driving agency vehicle. Use of agency vehicle would require appropriate driving history and passing agency biennial driver's physical exam.
  • Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) Certification to be completed and obtained within twelve (12) months of obtaining the position.
  • Ability to complete investigations by requesting information in person, writing, via telephone conversations and through computer queries.
  • Ability to file and maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to receive and review applicant's file from Recruiting and Selections Unit.
  • Ability to review completed background file content to verify all information within the application is accurate. Verify the following information: past employers, education, graduation records, personal references, military service/selection service, neighbor references, civil, previous residence checks, etc.
  • Ability to contact Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission / Police Officers Standards & Training to verify certification in law enforcement and former law enforcement service standing in state served.
  • Ability to verify all required documents are in the file and authentic.
  • Ability to run criminal (FCIC/NCIC) and Driver's License histories to include local records checks, civil checks, out of state checks and out of country checks.
  • Ability to document all responses and information from appropriate sources (to include possible canvassing of neighborhoods and conducting interviews).
  • Ability to analyze investigation results and draws logical and objective conclusions; may confer with agency officials or hiring managers; makes recommendations regarding suitability for employment or involvement in agency partnerships.
  • Ability to complete a summary of applicant's background investigative findings.
  • Ability to prepare routine correspondence, memorandums, reports, and other documents.
  • May be required to present background related information before groups in informational meetings.
  • May travel occasionally to other agencies within the state to conduct file reviews of current/former law enforcement officers.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Must be able to present a positive image in person and over the phone.
  • Must possess good interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to work well with others.
  • Must possess basic problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, vendors, and the general public.
  • Must have basic computer skills to include word processing/formatting, data base, spreadsheet applications (i.e. the Microsoft Office {Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.}) and conduct internet/website research and navigate multiple websites.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task within established time-limits (e.g., simultaneously handle multiple phone lines and perform data entry with minimal errors).
  • Must have the ability to learn, understand, express, apply, and demonstrate knowledge of relevant Florida State Statutes as well as agency policies and procedures.


  • LEO experience within the last two (2) years.


  • Some positions, depending on the responsibilities, may require the candidate to successfully pass a physical or other selection processes when needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work is generally performed in a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Orange County Sheriff's Office may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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