Background Investigator resume samples

Background Investigators seek out information on other people by investigating their past, a position that is typically needed by employers looking to hire. Skills listed on the resumes of Background Investigators include conducting security and pre-employment background investigations to determine the suitability and qualifications of individuals based on the requirements of the contract, and interviewing subjects in order to gather leads and clarify discrepant information. Some sample resumes of qualified applicants list criminal justice or police science degrees, though no formal education is required for the job.


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Background Investigator

Maintains top secret security clearance through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

  • Awarded Investigator of the Quarter twice for production and completed cases
  • Interviewed and researched individuals backgrounds through in-person meetings
  • Compiled extensive reports on investigations, 10 to 15 investigations per week
  • Analyzed documentation and reported court, financial and education records
  • Traveled throughout the U.S. on detail assignments for investigations
CANDIDATE INFO
22
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Strategic Communications
MBA
Human Resoruces
2

Background Investigator

Created comprehensive reports on investigated applicants using approved formatted report guidelines.

  • Coordinated with security department in releasing guidelines for investigative processing.
  • Maintained database of investigated applicants for future reference.
  • Maintained productive relationships with credit bureaus, police and law enforcement bureaus.
  • Ensured that investigation results are treated with the highest confidentiality.
CANDIDATE INFO
18
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
C
Emergency Medical Technician Course
BS
Criminal Justice
3

Background Investigator

Processed background investigations through the NYC Department of Investigations (DOI) and the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).

  • Conducted Criminal History Record Searches, and Child Registry investigations for prospective new hires, temporary workers, and volunteers.
  • Monitored and verified credentials, licenses, and education verifications for about 1,000 licensed personnel.
  • Assessed and advised the Human Resources Network Deputy Director with all negative criminal backgrounds for potential new hires to reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Handled and followed up on all arrests for staff of over 2,500 to provide updates to the Office of Inspector General.
CANDIDATE INFO
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Management And Organizational Behavior / International Business
MA
Finance
4

Background Investigator

Collected and developed information from over 1000 sources; explored significant or promising leads, noted all pertinent facts, and enlarged, extend, cancel, or discontinue investigations consistent with policies, procedures, and instructions contained in the Investigator's Handbook.

  • Proficient in all aspects of investigation and reporting; produced in a 14 month time period 451 quality investigative background reports with a 97% on-time rate and 10.7 days in process.
  • Commendable quality of work; 103 reports reviewed for quality resulted in a quality of rating of 96.1% FY12
  • Efficiently completes comprehensive background investigation interviews to determine Federal employee suitability
  • Evaluates individual's trustworthiness for: access to classified information; placement in sensitive positions; retention in military service; placement in Federal employment.
CANDIDATE INFO
28
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AAS
Computer Information Systems
BS
Computer Studies
MA
Master of Arts
5

Background Investigator Level 3

Maintained a caseload of 25-30 national security and public trust investigations.

  • Interviewed subjects and their associates. Collected information from various sources.
  • Managed time and case tasks independently to meet critical deadlines supporting the OPM contract.
  • Collaborated with Quality Control on an integrity investigation
  • Certified Field Trainer
CANDIDATE INFO
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Psychology
MS
Criminal Justice
6

Background Investigator

Investigated insurance fraud nationwide such as; claims for worker's compensation and disability

  • Identified red flags and leads to assign surveillance and pre-text telephone calls
  • Gathered information of individual's real property ownership, employment history, business ownership, court matters, criminal history, past claims, driver's license, motor vehicle/watercraft ownership, recreational/professional licenses, recreational memberships, current activities, family members, Internet and social media presence
  • Submitted requests and analyzed documents such as; financial, courts, medical, police, and EMS
  • Prioritized and communicated with colleges case load and deadlines, updated clients on investigation
CANDIDATE INFO
5
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Criminal Justice And Psychology
MA
Criminal Justice And Forensic Club Officer
7

Office of Personnel Management Background Investigator

Conducted professionally executed Office of Personnel Management security clearance background investigations from assignment of cases to submission of reports of investigation.

  • Consistent fiscal year timeliness ratings from 96% to most recent fiscal year rating of 99.50%.
  • Consistent fiscal year quality ratings from 92% to 97%.
  • Recognized as USIS Southern Business Unit Investigator of the Year in 2008.
  • Promoted to Senior Investigator after twenty six months of hire.
  • Called upon on numerous occasions by USIS leadership to train new investigators and provide needed assistance to other investigators.
CANDIDATE INFO
46
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
BA
History
8

Associate Background Investigator

Researched and conducted confidential security and pre-employment background investigations to assess employment suitability in support of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

  • Reviewed applicant's background, financial and criminal history information for inconsistencies
  • Interviewed subjects and references in person or by telephone to gather leads, confirm education and military service, determine the accuracy of information, and clarify information discrepancies
  • Analyzed findings and prepared and submitted daily reports with appropriate documentation to support applicant recommendations
  • Secured and maintained government, OPM, and USIS credentials
  • Exceeded customer and internal standards and ensured company and regional goals were met
CANDIDATE INFO
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Liberal Studies
MA
Law Enforcement And Antiterrorism Training
9

Background Investigator-us Office of Personnel Management

Interviewed subjects, employers, and associates to elicit information included in 300+ Reports of Investigation (ROIs) for employment suitability.

  • Reviewed records to obtain facts needed to establish the background and qualifications of the subject under investigation.
  • Maintained strict compliance with established federal standards for determining suitability, while maintaining reporting format and clarity.
  • Performed more than 400 record searched at courthouses, education institutions, and financial institutions, to retrieve useful data germane to the investigation.
CANDIDATE INFO
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Certificate
BS
Sociology
MPA
Management / Policy Analysis
10

Background Investigator

Performed background investigations for official US government security clearance

  • Maintained control of classified materials for the department of energy and the department of defense
  • Conducted interviews to determine eligibility to maintain or obtain official security clearances
  • Formulated official reports for government adjudication process
CANDIDATE INFO
15
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Criminology

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