Job Posting: Welfare Fraud Prevention Coordinator (WFPC)

Department of Social Services

Welfare Fraud Prevention Coordinator (WFPC)

$6,243.00 - $7,815.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

This advertisement is posted as until filled. Applications will be reviewed on the 5th and 20th of each month, and candidates may or may not be selected for interviews. However, the Job Control will remain open until the vacancy is filled.

The Data Stewardship and Integrity Bureau is seeking a motivated, organized, multi-tasking, team player to join us.

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager I (SSM I), the Welfare Fraud Prevention Coordinator (WFPC) within the Special Investigative Unit in the Research and Automation Data Division (RADD) is responsible for systematic approaches to fraud prevention by proactively getting ahead of fraud before it happens. The WFPC will focus on finding large scale and organized fraud that is pervasive and the costliest to state and/or federal program by leveraging data analytics to detect, prevent and investigate welfare fraud and trafficking. Partner with Special Investigative Units and local enforcers on prevention and data discovery to drive our engagement with counties around integrity. Partner with counties and law enforcement on an updated vision to integrity which is focused on but not limited to skimming, scamming, and systematic fraud.

Benefits: The state offers comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, long­ term care and disability insurance, as well as paid leave. Please see the Benefits section below for more details.

Need help understanding the examination and hiring process? Do you have a question about CDSS? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us at Please include the job classification and job control number in the subject line. 

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to take and pass an examination in order to establish list eligibility prior to submitting your application.
Please see the Examination Information Section at the bottom of this ad for addtional infromation on how to take the exam.

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

Working Conditions

This position is located in a high-rise building. Some travel with overnight stays required, approximately 9-10 times a year. 
Telework available with in office attendance for business needs.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Welfare Fraud Prevention Coordinator (WFPC)
$6,243.00 - $7,815.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of fellow Californians while achieving your career goals? Do you set high standards for yourself and enjoy a collaborative and challenging work environment? The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) serves, aids, and protects needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence. CDSS employees are our most important resource in serving California’s needy and vulnerable children and families.

The mission of the Research, Automation, and Data Division (RADD) is to improve the way the Department collects, manages, and deploys data to support the efficient, effective, and equitable delivery of government social services. RADD manages major statewide initiatives to streamline and automate eligibility determination and benefit administration for key safety net programs, and leads efforts such as human-centered design, data governance, automation and continuous quality improvement, data visualization and analysis, and research partnerships to improve client outcomes and promote program integrity. Across these efforts, RADD provides coaching to the Department on all aspects of the data lifecycle.

CDSS Culture

CDSS’ goal is to foster a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department, that actively invites the contribution and participation of all people and is representative of the varied identities and different perspectives in California. In our role as public administrators, our charge is to ensure that our programs and our workplaces provide all Californians the opportunity to thrive.

Special Requirements

This position requires background investigation, Federal fingerprint clearance/IRS PUB 1075.

The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted along with the Application/Standard Form (STD) 678 in CalCareers. The SOQ should be no more than two pages in length, typed, and must be clearly identified at the top of the page along with your name. 
Application packages received without specific responses to the supplemental questionnaire will not be considered.

Your SOQ must specifically address the following to be considered for this position:

1) Describe how your education and/or experience makes you the best candidate for the position.

You are required to complete employment history on the application form (STD 678). You may be disqualified from the recruitment process if the employment history is not complete. Resumes will not take the place of employment history.

If you are meeting minimum qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts for verification. If selected, you may be required to provide official transcripts at the time of hire.

Training and Development assignments may be considered based on the availability of eligible candidates and are subject to approval by the Hiring Authority prior to appointment. Training and Development assignments are considered limited term, 12 months, and may be extended up to 24 months or become permanent.


Candidates who reside outside of the State of California may be admitted to the job interview, but they must provide proof of residence in California prior to being eligible for appointment.

All methods of appointment will be considered such as list appointment, transfer, reinstatement, surplus, SROA, general reemployment, training, and development, etc. However, possession of the minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant shall be notified and may be removed from the eligibility list. Employees applying for this position who wish to be considered on a transfer basis must meet the minimum qualifications and all transfer rules. You may be required to provide copies of your college transcripts or a copy of your college diploma if applicable.

Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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 Social Services
Attn: Pool Hire Unit - MS 8-15-58 JC-424914
P.O.Box 944243
Sacramento, CA 94244-2430

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Social Services
Pool Hire Unit - MS 8-15-58 JC-424914
744 P Street, MS 8-15-58
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - (SOQ) is required: Please see the Special Requirements section for SOQ instructions.
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.


There are many benefits to joining our team! The State of California has a generous benefits package that includes medical coverage, CalPERS pension upon retirement, two weeks paid vacation per year, two weeks paid sick leave per year, two paid Professional Development Days, one paid Personal Holiday, pre-tax parking fee program.


• Public transit (mass transit) passes.

o 100 percent discount on public transit passes sold by state agencies, up to the monthly exclusion amount provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

o 100 percent reimbursement on public transit passes purchased by state employees, up to the monthly exclusion amount provided by the IRS.

• Vanpool drivers and riders

o 100 percent reimbursement on the monthly fee, up to the monthly exclusion amount provided by the IRS.

Click here to view all the attractive benefits available to state employees!

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Amy Bohlouli
(916) 215-5714

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 Office
(916) 657-2326
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.

Examination Information

Those interested in obtaining employment with the California Department of Social Services must apply and compete through the State recruitment process. Applicants who successfully pass the Welfare Fraud Prevention Coordinator examination will be placed on an eligibility list used to recruit for positions.

To apply for the Welfare Fraud Prevention Coordinator examination for this position, click on the link below and follow the “How to Apply” instructions in the examination announcement:

Welfare Fraud Prevention Coordinator Exam

Examination Cut-off Dates:
The last day of each month.

If you already have list eligibility for this classification, you do not need to retake the examination, except when your list eligibility expires. For questions regarding the examination process and/or career opportunities with the California Department of Social Services, please contact the Examination Unit at

Applicant Survey

Please let us know how you learned about this career opportunity by taking the brief survey that follows:  Recruitment Survey

Do not include any confidential information on any documents (i.e., application, resume, or transcripts) you submit for this job vacancy. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents include but is not limited to: Social Security Number (SSN), birthday and/or age, photos, student/other ID number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, exam results, LEAP status, and marital status. Confidential information submitted via a CalCareer Account (electronic application) is automatically redacted upon submission.

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.