Job Posting: Chief, Field Investigations

CA State Lottery

Chief, Field Investigations
C. E. A.

$7,442.00 - $10,696.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/27/2021

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Assistant Deputy Director, Security/Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the Chief, Field Investigations, CEA Level A, is responsible for the oversight and administration of statewide field investigations, which includes the following five (5) regions: Los Angeles Basin Region, San Diego/Costa Mesa Region, Inland Rancho Region, Bay Area Region and Sacramento/Valley Region.  Field investigators investigate crimes that involve the theft or misuse of Lottery products and include both sworn and unsworn personnel. The incumbent is directly responsible for administrative functions that have statewide impact and the oversight of the policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols required to enforce the laws that impact Lottery operations. This leadership position manages Supervising Special Investigator IIs (SSI II) who in turn manage supervisory staff. Prior law enforcement experience, including completion of Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) certification, is required.

NOTE: Salaries do not reflect reductions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information for actual reductions is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at Please refer to the section for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – Bargaining Units 1, 4, 14 and 15; California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers (CASE) – Bargaining Unit 2; California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) – Bargaining Unit 7 or Excluded and Exempt Employees; International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) - Bargaining Units 12 and 13.

It is highly recommended that you apply online using your CalCareers account.

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

Working Conditions

Occasional statewide, overnight travel is required. 

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Chief, Field Investigations
    C. E. A.
    $7,442.00 - $10,696.00 A
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    Our mission is to provide supplemental funding for California’s public schools and colleges. We are passionate about creating a better tomorrow - one child at a time. The mix of talented people within our workplace reflects the rich diversity inherent within the State of California. We celebrate the contributions of each individual and strive to create a work environment that is inclusive, collaborative and welcoming. We believe in California For All.  


    We’re looking for energetic, creative, and talented employees to join our dynamic organization!  We are a results-driven sales and marketing organization that contributes over $1 billion to public education every year.  If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and you are motivated to use your knowledge and experience to build a challenging and satisfying career – look no further!  The Lottery strives to create a work environment that supports the growth and development of its employees and recognizes the contribution of each individual. We also offer a variety of development opportunities for our staff, on-site security, on-site restaurants, Golden One ATM, and free parking. What are you waiting for? Apply today!

    Special Requirements

    • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.
    • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
    • 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.
    • The position(s) require(s) a(n) POST Certificate. You will be required to provide a copy of your certificate prior to being hired.
    • Note: The California State Lottery’s Security Law Enforcement Division is a certified agency with the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). This CEA is designated peace officer by the Penal Code § 830.3 (p) and must meet P.O.S.T. requirements.

    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: 6/27/2021

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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:

    CA State Lottery
    Attn: Human Resources - JC# 253237
    700 N. 10th Street MS#6-5
    Sacramento, CA 95811

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    CA State Lottery
    Human Resources - JC# 253237
    700 N. 10th Street MS#6-5
    Sacramento, CA 95811
    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.
    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    Minimum Qualifications

    CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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:
    1. Experience supervising staff and managing a law enforcement program.

    2. Experience in analyzing complex problems, prescribing and initiating an effective course of action in an environment that is both highly-visible and political.

    3. Experience formulating and implementing policies, procedures, and programs related to law enforcement operations.

    4. Management experience motivating staff and fostering equal employment opportunity in the workplace; ability to make sound, ethical decisions in hiring; supporting upward mobility; implementing workforce and succession planning; and management of sensitive personnel matters.

    5. Experience planning, organizing, and directing the work of multi-disciplinary staff.

    6. Experience managing multiple classifications of employees in different geographic locations while maintaining leadership and ensuring employee accountability via progressive discipline, when appropriate.

    7. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    8. Demonstrated presentation skills.

    9. Knowledge and experience in management and oversight of fiscal/budgetary responsibilities, including procurement and contract management.

    Examination Information

    The examination process will consist of the review of the applicants’ application, resume and Statement of Qualifications. The Statement of Qualifications serves as documentation of each applicants’ ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing since this is critical to successful job performance.  This review will be the only basis for your final score and rank on the eligible list. Applicants who do not submit a completed Statement of Qualifications may be eliminated from this examination.

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.


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    Contact Information

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

    Human Resources Contact:
    Human Resources JC - 253237
    (916) 822-8158

    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:
    Equal Employment Opportunity Office
    (916) 822-8458
    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 Instructions

    A “Statement of Qualifications” is a narrative of the candidate’s education and experience that would qualify them for the Chief, Field Investigations, CEA A, position.  Each candidate’s Statement of Qualifications must use 12-point Arial font; shall not exceed four (4) pages and must clearly and concisely identify experience in the 5 categories listed below. Responses must be numbered and in the following order:

    1. Describe your experience and demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and energize a team. In your response, explain how you motivated staff, utilized recognition and employed progressive discipline to stimulate staff performance.

    2. Describe your knowledge and experience in the development and operation of administrative programs including, but not limited to:

    • Program accountability and ownership
    • Program and policy development

    • Personnel Management, including areas of: Supervision, Labor Relations, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) & Public Safety Officers’ Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR)

    • Health and Safety

    • Fiscal/Budgetary/Procurement

    • Workforce Planning

    3. Describe your experience working collaboratively with peers within the program and enterprise-wide management teams.

    4. This position is responsible for managerial oversight of all Lottery field investigations. Describe your demonstrated experience and provide an example of a project where you led a team that gathered information, analyzed data, created reports/presentations, and provided findings to supervisory or management staff.

    5. Describe your experience and provide an example of a scenario or project
    you were responsible for where the outcome did not provide the desired results. How did you handle the challenge? What lessons were learned that assisted in your growth as a leader?

    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.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail