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Gaming Special Agent Trainee


Agency: Illinois Gaming Board
Closing Date/Time: 06/17/2024
Salary: $4,965 - $6,926 / Monthly (Effective 07/01/24) - CBA Language Applies
Job Type: Salaried
County:  Tazewell
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: RC062

The Illinois Gaming Board is seeking a Gaming Special Agent Trainee to work in the Gaming Field Operations Division. If you have the needed experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply!

The Illinois Gaming Board (1GB) serves as the regulatory body for all gambling activities across the state of Illinois. Our mission is to preserve the integrity of the Illinois gaming industry. The agency administers a regulatory and tax collection system for casino gambling, video gaming, and sports wagering in Illinois. The Illinois Gaming Board is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.
This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement and labor contract apply to the filling of this position.
All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should dick the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.
Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.
Posting Identification Number: 38200 Gaming Special Agent Trainee /East Peoria

Essential Functions

  • As a sworn armed peace officer, serves as a Gaming Special Agent Trainee, for a period of twelve (12) months, participates in mandatory accredited police academy training program and fitness training, including but not limited to: Firearms; Professional; Fitness.
  • Receives on-the-job training and instruction on the Illinois Gambling Act, Sports Wagering Act, State Fair Gaming Act, and any other statutes for which the Illinois Gaming Board has jurisdiction.
  • Processes casino and video gaming applications for licenses.
  • Reviews and monitors compliance with gaming regulations related to cash counts, chip inventories, payoff percentages of electronic gaming devices, and filing of federal cash transaction reports.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with major coursework in criminal justice, law enforcement, pre-law, or business administration.
  • Requires successful completion of the firearms qualification course during the first 12 months of employment.
  • Requires successful completion of a basic law enforcement training program at an accredited police academy during the first 12 months of employment.

Conditions of Employment

  • At the time of hire, possess sufficient physical fitness to pass/complete the Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test.
  • At the time of hire, have a valid Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card.
  • Requires ability to perform shift work including weekends and holidays.
  • Requires possession of an appropriate valid driver's license and ability to travel.
  • Pass the Illinois Gaming Board's background investigation (background check).
  • Must comply with the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act: No State employee who works for the Illinois Gaming Board, or spouse or immediate family member living with, such person shall, during state employment, hold an ownership interest in, other than a passive interest in, a publicly traded company, in any gaming license under the Illinois Gambling Act, the Video Gaming Act, the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, or the Sports Wagering Act.
  • Must comply with the Illinois Gambling Act: No person shall be employed to serve the Board who is, or whose spouse, parent, or child is, an official of, or has a financial interest in or financial relation with, any operator engaged in gambling operations within this State, or any organization engaged in conducting horse racing within this State.
  • Must comply with the Illinois Gambling Act: For the one year immediately preceding employment, an employee shall not have been employed or received compensation or fees for services from a person or entity, or its parent or affiliate, that has engaged in business with the Board, a licensee, or a licensee under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.

Work Hours:  Rotating Shifts/ Kelly Rotation 

Work Location:  Par-A-Dice Casino, 21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria, IL 61611

Agency Contact: Illinois Gaming Board, Human Resources 801 South 7th Street, Suite 400 South Springfield, IL 62703

217-557-2821 Phone

217-524-1932 Fax

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois interview process.

The Illinois Gaming Board continually strives for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas, and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. The Illinois Gaming Board is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is an equal-opportunity employer.

Posting Group: Legal, Audit & Compliance

This position does not contain "Specialized Skills" (as that term is used in CBAs).


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The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your "junk mail", "spam", or "other" folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive it from the following addresses:

Revolving Door:    Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-state employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-state employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor ("OEIG") or may be subject to a fine.