Experience: 1+ years
Location: Chicago Loop
Area of Practice: Conduct research / analysis on due diligence / other types of investigations
Conduct research and analysis on due diligence and other types of investigations. Help direct the team's researchers. Work for a rapidly growing consulting firm with offices in a dynamic, downtown Chicago location. Report directly to the Associate Director of Investigations for our high- volume, due diligence practice, but work in close collaboration with the entire Investigations Practice and the Communications Department, as well as subject matter experts across the firm.
* Conduct multiple due-diligence investigations simultaneously with the help of a researcher
* Verify and fact check employment information, academic and professional licenses
* Compare self-reported information with other records
* Develop relationships with document retrieval companies
* Create and maintain detailed descriptions of investigative searches and methods
* Understand database coverage gaps
* Keep current on public records resources in the U.S.
* Search for, identify and review criminal records, civil lawsuits, press reports and public data
* Prepare well-written documentation of investigative findings
* Ensure work is completed on time and within budget
* Required education/experience: a bachelor's degree and at least one year (preferably two) of relevant experience; or an associate's degree and three years of relevant experience; or four years of military service with analytical training
* Able to conceptualize, apply, analyze and evaluate data and information, and turn it into actionable intelligence
* Fluency navigating investigative research methodologies, including the use of a wide array of online public records portals, use of on-site systems in municipal courthouses and agencies, and the use of subscription databases (e.g., Lexis, Westlaw, PACER, TLO, Accurint).
* Ease with constructing complex search strings and use of Boolean operators for database research
* Familiarity with U.S. public records sources, courts, licensing, property records, corporate records and other similar records is preferred
* Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Outlook and Excel
* Foreign language skills a plus
* Self-motivated, friendly and enthusiastic worker, who enjoys being part of a team
* Excellent organization and writingability
* Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy anddeadlines
* Willing to complete a written test to demonstrate analytical and writing abilities
Salary Commensurate with experience
Background Check Required
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Hillard Heintze is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Description of Company
Hillard Heintze is one of the leading investigation and security risk management firms in the United States. We help organizations and senior leaders protect people, performance, interests and reputations. We do this by offering investigative, security and law enforcement advisory services worldwide that provide insight, deliver assurance and instill confidence. Headquartered in Chicago, Hillard Heintze also has operations in Washington D.C., Virginia Beach, Detroit, Newark and Phoenix, as well as operating capabilities across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia.
For more information visit: www.hillardheintze.com