Background Investigator*23-14841

US Government, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Fish and Wildlife Banner, a collage of pictures with the mission statement.

Anticipated Appointment Length: 2 years
January 16, 2024 – January 15, 2026
Enforcement Program / Recruiting & Training Division
Olympia, Washington – Thurston County 

Please Note: This recruitment is posted open continuously with a first review of applicants occurring on November 4th, 2023. We encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to close this posting once selections have been made.
Do you have investigative experience in a criminal justice agency? Are you looking to put your skills to use conducting comprehensive pre-employment background investigations? Join WDFW’s Enforcement Program as one of our new Background Investigators to conduct personal interviews of candidates and references, research sources, compile written reports, and more to ensure that potential new recruits meet the highest integrity and ethics standards.

We are currently seeking up to two (2) Background Investigators to join our team in primarily virtual roles that work in an on-call capacity.  

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Picture yourself managing pre-employment investigations from receipt to conclusion.

This is an opportunity to serve as integral members of the recruiting and hiring team, ensuring the best possible candidates are hired for our dynamic roles.   

In these dynamic roles you will be validating newly hired staff dedicated to the protection of threatened and endangered species, the prevention of illegal trafficking of fish and wildlife, the safeguarding of natural habitats, and so much more. 

The optimal applicants prescribe to our agency core values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy. 
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