Background investigator may conduct a wide range of investigative duties depending on their employer. Some investigators perform basic background checks for companies, such as searching for felony convictions and outstanding debts; government background investigators handle background checks for security clearances. Background investigators spend a substantial amount of time working with public databases and interviewing people to get information on the applicant. Thus, much of the investigators time may be spent traveling to interview subjects in person. When not traveling, an investigator works in an office doing research on public databases or on the phone doing interviews.
Background Investigator Tasks
Prepare reports in compliance with organization/federal guidelines.
Obtain necessary background reports and files.
Investigate subjects’ background and character through different sources including interviews.
File reports, track pending reports.