Job Posting: DETECTIVE

Department of Insurance


$6,093.00 - $10,197.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/17/2024

Job Description and Duties

Background check, fingerprinting, psychological screening and medical examination approval are required. 

Under supervision of a Supervising Fraud Investigator I, Investigators are assigned law enforcement responsibilities of various complexity and volume commensurate with their background and training from entry level to highly complex duties and casework. Investigators conduct criminal investigations of felony violations of State and Federal law relating to insurance fraud and white-collar crime. Incumbents may work alone, with a team, or as a lead criminal investigator assigned to conduct investigations of criminal enterprises and profiteering and assist in the prosecution of cases involving these groups in both State and Federal courts; and conduct investigations involving a broad range of felony violations, both State and Federal judicial systems. Incumbents perform a full range of peace officer duties and responsibilities in the accomplishment of their assignments in accordance with the California Penal Code, Section 830.3. Some travel is required within and/or outside the state of California via private or public transportation (i.e., automobile, airplane, etc.) Travel may include overnight stay.

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

In addition to the regular salary, this classification is eligible for the following pay differentials:

• Recruitment & Retention - $200/month (For Investigators assigned to offices in the following counties: Los Angeles County, Santa Clara County, Solano County)

• Education - select link for details-  
Pay Differential 244

• Longevity - select link for details-  Pay Differential 245

These positions shall be filled as Limited Term/Full-Time if the candidate needs to complete the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements.  Upon successful completion, the incumbent will be appointed to the Investigator position Permanent/Full-Time.  If the candidate has already met POST requirements through an academy, then he/she will be appointed Permanent/Full-Time upon hire.

If you have not yet taken the examination and/or your examination results have expired, prior to applying for this position please take the online examination for this classification at: 


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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

• Must be able to work in a law enforcement environment that includes the presence of firearms;
• Must qualify and carry a firearm;
• A valid California driver license is required;
• Must be 21 years of age;
• Must be able to work both indoors and outdoors, depending on the situation in which investigator
  is involved, at any given time;
• There is a reasonable expectation of contact with dangerous suspects;
• Frequent sitting, standing, walking, and carrying is required; and
• Must be able to work in a high-rise building.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$6,093.00 - $10,197.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Orange County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

This recruitment is for the Orange Regional Office located at:
333 South Anita Drive, Ste. 450
Orange, CA 92868

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Psychological Evaluation clearance prior to being hired.


  • Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire is required.  CLICK HERE to access the form.

Please attach (upload) all the required documents necessary to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications for this position (i.e., degree, transcript, license, certificate).  If your degree is not one of the specified degrees as stated in the Class Specifications link under the “Minimum Requirements” section, please provide a copy of your most recent unofficial transcripts to be evaluated for comparability. If you fail to provide the required documentation, your application package will be marked as incomplete and will not be considered for an interview. 

HYBRID TELEWORK: This position is eligible for hybrid telework. The amount of telework is at the discretion of the Enforcement Branch and based on CDI’s current telework policy. While CDI supports telework, in-person attendance will be required based on operational needs. Employees are expected to be able to report to work with minimal notification if an urgent need arises, as determined by the Department.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 4/17/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Insurance
Attn: Classification & Examination Unit
Human Resources Management Division
300 Capitol Mall, 13th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Insurance
Classification & Examination Unit
Human Resources Management Division
300 Capitol Mall, 13th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications - Information Below
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
• Recent experience in State service as a peace officer investigating auto, workers’ compensation,
  property and casualty insurance fraud;
• Ability to generate clear and concise correspondence and investigative reports;
• Ability to liaison with other law enforcement and prosecuting agencies in the region;
• Graduate of Regular Basic Course (RBC) academy or Specialized Investigators’ Basic Course (SIBC) academy desired; and
• Verbal and written fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Korean, Chinese and other foreign languages is preferred but not required. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to indicate their fluency via Question #5 of the STD. 678.


  • CDI offers many benefits including the following:

    • Medical Benefits - including health, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employee Wellness Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • On the Job Training
    • Paid Holidays and leave
    • Defined benefit retirement program
    • Savings Plus Program (401(k), 457)
    • Commute Program
    • Medical/Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    • Alternate Work Week Schedule

    Click to view all the benefits available to you as a state employee!

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Classification & Consultations Unit
(916) 492-3300

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 492-3024
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications

All interested applicants are required to submit a completed Statement of Qualification (SOQ) with the application.  The SOQ must be submitted as a separate attachment, be no more than two pages, single spaced and 12 point, Arial font. Your SOQ must be titled "Statement of Qualification - Investigator" and contain the following question and your response. 

1. Describe how your education, training and/or work experience has prepared you to be a peace officer that investigates auto, healthcare, disability, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance fraud.

Resumes do not take the place of the SOQ. Applicants who fail to submit the SOQ will be eliminated from the interview process.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.