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Background Investigation Unit

Background Investigation Unit


Annually, DOI conducts approximately 2,000 background investigations of new City employees or those promoted to management positions. Those subject to background investigations include all managerial positions, individuals earning more than $100,000 annually, all individuals directly involved in City contracts and individuals who work on the City's computer programs and other sensitive positions.

Instructions to Complete the Questionnaire

The .PDF version of the Background Investigation Questionnaire provides the ability to complete the form using a computer.  It is advisable that when you first open the .PDF document you name and save a copy on your computer and do all your work in that document.  You may complete the form in several sessions and save your entries in the document as you work and also at the end of each session. 

Prior to printing and submitting your finalized questionnaire, review it for accuracy, sign, date and notarize the Certification and Signature page.

PC Users

In order to complete the Background Investigation Questionnaire your computer must have Adobe Reader version 9.0 or greater. If the version on your computer is older than 9.0, you must download the latest version FREE from the link below.  IF YOU DO NOT USE THIS VERSION, YOUR WORK WILL NOT BE SAVED.

Macintosh Users

This document needs to be completed in Adobe Reader version 9.0 or greater if you wish to successfully complete the questionnaire on your Mac.  It may assist you to allow Adobe Reader to be the default .PDF reader on your Mac.

Preview, the default .PDF reader on a Mac, will NOT save and process this form correctly. IF YOU DO NOT USE ADOBE READER 9.0 OR GREATER, YOUR WORK WILL NOT BE SAVED.  Additionally, please take care not to open and save a half completed questionnaire in Preview after having worked with it in Adobe Reader.  You will lose the information you entered into the document and will have to complete it again.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION QUESTIONNAIRE (in PDF)
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