Posting dates: 12/3/2021 - 1/3/2022
All applicants must apply online


(* indicates requisition 6714)

Job Title*:Background Investigator  Pay Grade*:108/ Starting Salary: $39,267  
Section*:DART Police Operations Support Job Code:0398 
Division*:DART Police Headquarters  FLSA/EEO:Non-exempt/Protective Service 
Department*:DART Police    

Conducts pre-employment background investigations on applicants for the DART Police Department and assists with all steps in the hiring processes.


  1. Investigates personal background of applicants for employment, to include conducting various computerized background checks and extensive criminal history checks.
  2. Verifies and investigates information given by the applicant and other sources regarding employment, education, family, acquaintances, military, driving record, criminal history, litigation record, drug usage, and personal background.
  3. Interviews applicants, acquaintances, family members, co-workers, supervisors, and employers on the character and personal history of the applicant. Identify, locate and interview independent witnesses to the character and personal history of the applicant. Such interviews will be conducted by phone and in person, and will require the operation of a motor vehicle for off-site interviews.
  4. Uses investigative skills to uncover and follow-up on leads, which may indicate an applicants suitability for employment in the police department.
  5. Reviews application paperwork, interview answers, polygraph admissions/results, and investigation results to determine if the applicant meets the minimum job requirements or if disqualification factors exist, pursuant to the departments hiring policies and applicable Texas Commission on Law Enforcement licensing requirements.
  6. Documents and compiles into a case folder detailed information on the results of the background investigation.
  7. Prepares thorough background investigation reports and makes recommendations for management review.
  8. Coordinates, administers, and computes results of pre-employment tests, to include written, computerized, and physical tests.
  9. Fingerprints applicants and processes fingerprints according to department policy.
  10. Schedules pre-employment tests, interviews, polygraph exams, and psychological evaluations.
  11. Explains policies and procedures to applicants and answers inquiries via telephone, email and in person.
  12. Composes letters, correspondence, and memos and prepares responses to inquiries when necessary.
  13. Notarizes various documents.
  14. Maintains confidential information and files.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.

  1. Associates Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field.
  2. Two (2) years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, human resources, or related field.
  3. Effective interpersonal skill to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of supervisory and non-supervisory employees, government entities, a culturally diverse community, and others both inside and outside of DART.
  4. Strong analytical, organizational and reasoning skills and ability to work with rapidly changing projects and to find solutions to moderately complex problems.
  5. Manage time effectively and to plan, organize, and prioritize tasks with attention to details.
  6. Proficient using PC and software applications.
  7. Ability to demonstrate a fiduciary obligation to section, division, department, and DART in handling materials and information of a confidential nature.
  8. Valid Texas Class C Drivers License. No Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) conviction within the last 60 consecutive months; not more than one (1) on driving record. No more than three (3) moving violation convictions within last 36 months in order to operate DART non-revenue vehicles.
  9. Successful completion of selection process including but not limited to interview and background investigation, including criminal history investigation.
  10. Pass physical (medical) examination, which includes a drug screen.

Reports to DART Police Sergeant-Ops Supp *

Works in an environment where there is minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature. May be moderately exposed to unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, weather, petroleum products, and chemicals while visiting DART's operating facilities, assuming incumbent is observing all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations, and using all protective clothing and devices provided.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may perform other duties as assigned.

DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V

Last Updated: 11/18/2021 doc_id=1097608017599