Careers and Employment Opportunities

If your agency has employment opportunities, please contact us via our contact page or contact the National Office Manager at [email protected]

Please ensure your email includes the announcement a start and end date for posting on the website and any applicable contact information. All postings for polygraph examiner employment opportunities are provided free of charge.

 

Current Opportunities


The US Army Contracting Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia is planning to purchase some Stationary Polygraph Subject Examination Chairs. The Request for Quotes (RFQ)  with the details of this purchase is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website https://beta.sam.gov under notice ID W50NH9-20-R-0033. Offers are due via email 12:00 Noon Eastern Time, 25 September 2020. Note: any company wishing to submit an offer in response to this RFQ must be registered in the System for Award Management, https://sam.gov prior to bidding.

Thank you for your support.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mark A. Funk

Army Civilian

Contract Specialist

U.S. Army Contracting Command - INSCOM

Acquisition Support Division

8825 Beulah Street

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Telephone: 703-428-5741

Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

  

Cook County, Illinois 

 

Job Title:        HR Polygrapher 

Department:  Bureau of Human Resources 

FLSA Exempt: Yes

Characteristics of the Position

 General Overview

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Human Resources/Designee, the Polygraph Examiner performs highly specialized technical work in conducting polygraph examinations for pre-employment applications, criminal investigations, and internal matters. Performance is measured through the quality and quantity of polygraph examinations completed and the professionalism and effectiveness of the polygraph process in general

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Applies appropriate polygraph methodologies and standards and the Rules and Regulations of the Detection of Deception Act (State of Illinois), Illinois Compiled Statutes, case law related to polygraph examinations, the United States Constitution to ensure effective, efficient and professional polygraph examinations and reports.  

Performs quality assurance procedures to ensure conformance to the established standards of conducting polygraph examinations; ensures all documentation is complete and stored appropriately and that confidentiality is maintained.  

Analyzes examination charts; noting unusual circumstances; submitting reports regarding polygraph results. 

Prepares the examination rooms for the polygraph(s) and reviews available documentation prior to examination(s) and ensures the general process is explained clearly to applicants/interviewees.

Ensures the polygraph examination rooms are professionally maintained.

 Interacts and communicates regularly with the Director of Human Resource/Designee to maintain and support the hiring process.

Continually reviews procedures and processes to ensure operational goals are achieved; develops improved systems and processes. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Possess a high level of proficiency and training in the use of polygraph pre-employment testing techniques and methodologies

Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local laws and regulations and how they affect investigative and polygraph activities.  

Knowledge of the psycho-physiological aspects of polygraph; polygraph techniques, including interrogation and investigative procedures; polygraph chart analysis and interpretation; the legal limitations of polygraph; interviewing techniques; the elements of crime; and the LEPET format. 

Familiarity with courtroom procedures and the rules of evidence.

Ability to exercise discretion, initiative and resourcefulness in carrying out assignments.

Possess a proficient knowledge of computer polygraph systems, e.g.,, the Limestone Computer Polygraph System.

Ability to work independently and pro-actively, without direct supervision, in order to perform all assigned duties to the highest quality.

Possess the highest levels of integrity, dedication, confidentiality, and professionalism.

Ability to successfully complete annual continuing education requirements which are focused on developing and improving the individual examiner and the polygraph program.

Thorough working knowledge of or ability to quickly and effectively grasp and utilize the policies, protocols, systems, procedures and technical vernacular of the agency, department and County, as these are applicable to assigned duties and responsibilities.

Ability to maintain a thorough understanding of and adherence to all Sheriff’s Orders, the Sheriff’s Employment Action Manual (SEAM), General Order’s Policies and Procedures, Rules and Regulations and Directives. 

Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including verbal and written skills.  

Ability to prepare typed reports using proper sentence structure, punctuation and grammar.  

Skill in interacting with others to investigate, gather and review confidential materials, and pertinent information. 

Excludes personal biases from work performance; has tact and diplomacy; strives to promote a cooperative atmosphere and maintain a positive attitude.

Strong problem-solving  skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.

Strong interpersonal, analytical skills and the ability to interact with a broad cross-section of society, sometimes under stressful conditions.

 Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Proficiency level utilizing Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel. 

Ability to understand the requirements of the position, be flexible in terms of work schedule, and dedicate as much time as needed to complete the required duties.

Ability to use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands and establish and maintain cooperative working environment. 

Ability to operate standard office equipment, including but not limited to computers, telephones, calculators, copiers and FAX machines. 

Capable of providing expert witness testimony, as required. 

Capable of performing maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs and calibrations of all polygraph instruments. 

Ability to evaluate processes and make suggestions to decrease turnaround time and increase operational effectiveness. 

Capable of maintaining current licensure with the State of Illinois throughout the course of employment and successfully complete any required training.

Skill in operating and maintaining polygraph equipment.  

 Essential Functions 

Communication: Communicates with required Human Resource team members job applicants and other examinees, law enforcement personnel, and attorneys in order to conduct polygraph examinations and assist with the development of court cases. Conducts interviews on criminal and non-criminal matters. Provides testimony as an expert witness in court regarding polygraph findings. Writes detailed reports regarding polygraph findings with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar.  

Manual/Physical: Operates polygraph equipment. Maintains computerized polygraph equipment on a regular basis. Enters data and information into a personal computer. Observes and monitors examinees' behavior and polygraph charts to determine polygraph questions and compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards. Uses schematic drawings (polygraph chart) to interpret polygraph results.  

Capable of sitting for extended periods of time, capable of sustaining extended periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail. 

Mental: Interprets/analyzes polygraph charts and distinguishes deceptive responses. Determines factors that would affect testing conditions for an examinee. Formulates test/interview questions for examinees. Comprehends and makes inferences from written material including literature on polygraph techniques, departmental policies and procedures, and court cases regarding legal aspects of polygraphy. Evaluates reports of investigations. Learns job-related material primarily through structured lecture and reading. 

Special Requirements. Graduation from an accredited polygraph school recognized by the American Association of Police Polygraphists or the American Polygraph Association. Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required. 

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of an Associate’s or higher degree, from an accredited college or university; AND/OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Two years of investigative work experience supplemented by one (1) year of professional polygraph examining work experience.

Ability to work any shift assigned, including days, afternoons, midnights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

Seven to ten (7 - 10 years) of professional polygraph examination experience. 

Possession of a Bachelors or higher degree, from an accredited college or university.

Five to seven (5-7) years of professional experience preferably in law enforcement and/or criminal/pre-employment screening examinations, supplemented by college coursework in psychology, criminal justice, or related subjects. 

Knowledge of and proficient with the Law Enforcement Pre-Employment Test (LEPET) format.

To view the Cook County Sheriff’s Office open positions and to apply online, click on the following link: Or visit our website at www.CookcountySheriffs office and click on the employment tab for more information.

 

https://cookcountyil.taleo.net/careersection/300/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work. 

 

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office prohibits all unlawful discrimination in its hiring and promotional process. 

 

All Cook County Sheriff’s Office employees must apply on the internal employment page to be considered; the application may be accessed via the SheriffNet site. 

 

Please Note:  All Internal Applicants are subject to Cook County Promotional salary rules if selected.

  


 

Polygraph Examiner Opportunity at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

Job ID 310428

 

Start Date: February 18, 2020

 

End Date: May 31, 2020

 

http://careers.pnnl.gov/jobopeningid=310428

 

  • PNNL’s National Security Directorate (NSD) is the steward of the Laboratory's assets to help "prevent and counter acts of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)." NSD provides the tools and technologies to support the detection of WMD, help the United States manage its nonproliferation treaty participation, and secure our nation's borders. Experts in NSD directly support many of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) critical national security operations, including safeguards and security, cyber security, emergency response, and counterintelligence.
  • Within NSD, experts in the Security Systems Optimization (SSO) technical group understand that only through a comprehensive look at the entire security operations of the particular site can you ensure that the asset, be it nuclear to people, is fully protected.  SSO stewards capabilities in vulnerability assessment, tactical response, and all components of physical protection, including the people component as a critical element. Therefore, in addition to having sophisticated and coordinated security technologies implemented, an organization that has assets that must be protected must train and trust every staff member to defend against threats within that system of protection. 
  • SSO’s Credibility Assessment Operations Team operates and executes the DOE’s Counterintelligence Polygraph Program. This team of seasoned and highly professional experts conduct polygraph examinations through agency requests, and provide subject matter expertise for credibility assessment research, development, testing and evaluation. In this position you will reside on this team and serve as a senior field polygraph examiner for the DOE Polygraph Program, and conduct Counterintelligence Scope Polygraph (CSP) examinations in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 709), the Federal Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) Examiner Handbook, and other guidance on polygraph examinations as prepared by DOE and the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA). Position is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • This position is responsible for providing technical expertise, analysis, and publishable products to advance the frontiers of science and address some of the most challenging problems in national security, energy, and the environment. Gather, analyze, and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Anticipates internal and or external business challenges, sponsor and/or regulatory issues; recommends process or service improvements. Identifies and solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the Laboratory. Utilize technical expertise in one or more scientific, engineering, or policy disciplines, determine significance and reliability of incoming information, integrating new information with current data. Evaluate information to determine a recommended course of action. Apply and interpret theories, principles, methods, tools, and technologies within an area of specialty. Provide domain knowledge and insight on national-level mission needs to multidisciplinary project teams comprised of scientists and engineers.

 

  • Guidelines are regulatory in nature and include DOE, DOD, and PNNL level policies. You will routinely make judgments from the interpretation of sparse guidance and inference to polygraph. You will apply broad knowledge of intelligence policies and directives with limited existing polygraph guidance to authorize or validate specific polygraph testing procedures best suited to the existing circumstances. You will develop an appropriate plan of action from a variety of available options. You will assess results and propose strategies designed to meet the unique requirement of individual cases and makes subjective evaluations about the detailed procedures and actual methodology applied to the conduct of intelligence polygraphs. You will be empowered to make decisive interpretations on the nuances of applied procedures.
  • You will work independently and with others and maintain open communication lines with the project lead and quality control staff. The relationship and communication between field examiners, the quality control staff and the project lead are critical to maintaining a professional workforce with highly ethical climate. You will need to seek consensus, full understanding, and support for the program's vision, values, and principles.
  • You will act as an independent contributor, fully functioning and fully knowledgeable of the theory and principles of the specialized field of polygraph examination. You will use innovative approaches to develop solutions to complex counterintelligence problems within established policy.  You will work with assigned senior examiners to develop individual skills as a field examiner associated with conduct of counterintelligence polygraph examinations and mission planning.
  • You will report to the Credibility Assessment Operations Technical Team Lead and be accountable to the Polygraph Project Manager and Polygraph Project Lead. You are expected to represent the skillset and provide briefing of the capabilities of the Polygraph Project.

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of relevant experience, or an advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Graduate of the NCCA Psychophysiological Detection of Deception Program.
  • U.S. Citizenship

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Assignment at this level requires a technical proficiency of the professional skills and principles associated with polygraph. You must be fully knowledgeable of all applicable polygraph methodologies including evaluation of polygraph charts (physiological data), test question construction, selection of test methodology, and effectiveness of post-test questioning. Four years or more experience in the counterintelligence polygraph field, including two years performing quality control reviews of polygraph examinations. General polygraph knowledge and expertise gained through subject areas such as law enforcement, counterintelligence investigations, pre-employment applicant screening, and/or polygraph testing.
  • You must be knowledgeable of current polygraph theory and principles; and associated aspects of human psychology and physiology. Proficient in determining employment of polygraph countermeasures and the use of appropriate measures to counter them. You must have strong interviewing and interrogation skills and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.  You are expected to have self-motivation, possess good judgment and decision-making, planning, teaming, and problem-solving skills.
  • You need to be knowledgeable of the federal polygraph standards and able to interpret and apply standards to all federally recognized testing formats. Knowledgeable of the current federal test data analysis (TDA) criteria and able to independently and objectively implement TDA procedures. Within 6-12 months from the date of hire, you must be current with regards to the continuing education requirements of the Federal Polygraph Continuing Education Certification Program.
  • You must have already completed or have the ability to successfully complete a counterintelligence scope polygraph.  You must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE "Q" security clearance and other special accesses as required, and in a timely manner.  These criteria must be met to obtain a federal security clearance:
    • Successful Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
    • Negative Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions, i.e., subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).
    • Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated. 
  • Preferred proficiency in the use of the Lafayette computerized polygraph instrument. Preferred proficiency in the use and routine troubleshooting of office electronic devices (MS Windows-based computers and applications, printers, copiers, etc.).

 

 


 

The NSA has posted a PG vacancy announcement on the NSA.GOV website, until 2/29.

 

 

  • · US Citizen
  • · Four year degree for an accredited college or university
  • · At least two years interviewing/investigation experience (no exceptions)
  • · In a position to attend and successfully complete NCCA in SC (14 weeks) and commit to four years as an examiner

 

If you are interested...apply at the NSA, send me your name so that I can have them pulled from website. 

 

My best email contact would be [email protected] - or you can call 410.854.6949 for my direct work number.