Job Title: Verifications Specialist II

Department: Operations

Reports To: Manager of Screening Operations

Yardstik is a start-up software company with a mission of building trust and safety into the Internet Economy. The world of background screening, certification, and training has lacked innovation and we’re here to change that for our customers. Our enterprise-class technology allows us to provide a right-fit solution for our customers realistic for any platform, in any industry. Join us in our efforts to protect organizations and their people. 


Yardstik is growing and we are adding a Verifications Specialist to our team. Our Verifications Specialists are the back engine of our business, processing background checks and verifying credentials for our customers. If you are someone that enjoys behind the scenes work, have a high attention to detail and enjoy spending your days on the computer working with data, this is for you! This is an entry-level, hourly role with an open runway for growth. Our office is located in Edina, MN with a hybrid working model. 


This is a unique opportunity to join the company at an early stage and we are looking for someone who wants to evolve with us. We are honored to have recently been named as a Best Place to Work and have also received Minne Inno’s Fire Award in the “Growing” category. Come be part of our amazing culture and join an environment where you can see and feel the impact of your work every day.

What you will do in the Verifications Specialist role:

  • Review and verify data submitted for background screen.

  • Communicate status and updates to stakeholders. 

  • Follow protocols for compliance.

  • Verify ID documents for accuracy.

  • Analyze information received regarding detailed records and documents.

  • Manage ongoing case files.

  • Communicate effectively and efficiently to all involved parties.

  • Carefully manage confidential and sensitive information daily with multiple computer systems.

  • Meet assigned objectives and goals to balance the demand of screenings.

  • Maintain department quality standards  

  • Perform other related duties as assigned to support the business.

Your experience and qualities might look something like this:

  • General computer skills with comfort using the Google Suite and Microsoft Office Products is required.

  • Ability to utilize multiple systems to access information. Bonus points for experience with TazWorks or other platforms designed for Consumer Reporting Agencies.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret business, professional, technical or governmental documents to support investigation using critical thinking.

  • Adaptable to a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Steadfast focus with the ability to juggle competing demands.

  • Strong communication and follow up skills.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Customer service mentality.

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • At least 1 year of employment experience in a criminal justice field or within the background check industry preferred.

  • At least 1 year of college preferred, but not required.

  • Bonus points for experience in compliance, risk, fraud and safety.

  • Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Security majors welcomed.

  • May be asked to complete overtime on occasion to meet the needs of the company.

  • Open to flexible work schedule (Saturdays or 1 Saturday a month).

Equal Employment Opportunity 

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome our employee’s differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Difference makes us better. Join us.