Criminal Research Specialist

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Universal Background Screening is a leading provider of background screening solutions including a comprehensive selection of employment background checks and verifications, employee drug testing, employment physicals, and compliance management services. For more than thirty years, Universal experts have consulted with clients to implement compliant background screening programs tailored to their unique needs

The Criminal Research Specialist is primarily responsible for processing Public Records products related to pre-employment, residential and volunteer background screening applications. Criminal Research Specialists are responsible for reviewing and analyzing court data, analyzing key identifiers and inputting into background screening report. This position is accountable for working within the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations to provide accurate background screening results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts criminal analysis of applicants utilizing electronic public access of both courts and government agencies.
  • Coordinates with on-site court researches to further analyze court data.
  • Reviews and analyzes criminal court data, analyzing key identifiers and inputting into background screening report.
  • Acts proactively to identify new jurisdictional databases for verification.
  • Identifies and escalates data requiring further investigation and research.
  • Acts in an investigative manner to consistently locate the applicable source of information. 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  •  2-5 years of research work history
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  •  Ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines
  •  Excellent typing and data entry skills
  •  Must possess demonstrated ability to research and verify information utilizing computer, internet and telephone
  •  Ability to be professional in both oral and written communication 
  •  Ability to interpret information received orally and/or written and input in the software system
  •  Ability to multi-task with various types of research throughout any given time
  •  Education in Criminal Justice or other related field preferred
  •  High School Diploma required


  • Must be, or quickly become, FCRA certified
  • Ability to research and verify information utilizing computer, internet and telephone.

The starting pay for this position is from $12.00-$14.00/hr depending on experience.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to: medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; employee funded401k; vacation and sick time; and paid company holidays.

Location: Tulsa, OK
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