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Job Posting: Special Agent Supervisor

Department of Justice

Special Agent Supervisor

$7,567.00 - $10,480.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/27/2021

Job Description and Duties

Under the general supervision of the Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC), the Special Agent Supervisor (SAS) is responsible for the administration and supervision of the Bureau of Firearms, Firearms Investigations and Dangerous Weapons Enforcement, APPS Investigative Team, which perform enforcement duties related to Senate Bill (SB) 140, and will supervise seven (6) Special Agents, and one (1) Crime Analyst I. The SAS will plan, direct, coordinate, and assign case investigations to the Special Agents (SA); organize and conduct the more difficult, complex or sensitive investigations; directly supervise field surveillance and enforcement operational and supervisory needs; may provide coordination, training, and specialized operational support to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; interrogate suspects, interview witnesses, confer with other peace officers, district attorneys, prosecutors, and Deputy Attorneys General; organize and conduct raids to seize illegal firearms; make arrests of law violators, gather and disseminate intelligence data, investigate allegations of criminal activity, appear as a prosecution witness or, in cases involving claims against the state, appear as a defense witness. This position is required to work in the field with their team and may be required to carry a caseload, and may be required to work at least 48 hours of overtime a month, including after regular duty hours, and weekends.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Special Agent Supervisor
$7,567.00 - $10,480.00

The above listed salary range does not reflect the anticipated 12% increase the Special Agent Supervisor classification is expected to receive effective September 1, 2021, as it is subject to ratification.
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Tuesday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Law Enforcement, Bureau of Firearms, Firearms Investigations and Dangerous Weapons Enforcement.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the department please visit the Attorney General’s website at the
  • BAVR 21-0018
  • Pending budget approval.

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.
  • A background check will be required. 
  • A fingerprint check will be required. 
  • Failure to submit the required application documents may result in the disqualification of your application.

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: 9/27/2021

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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 Justice
Attn: Mai Lia Chang
1300 I Street Ste 1140 DLE/OC
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice
Mai Lia Chang
1300 I Street Ste 1140 DLE/OC
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 required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - The statement is a narrative discussion of how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify you for the position. The Statement of Qualifications serves as a documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing, should be typed, and no more than two pages in length.
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

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:

Experience and willingness to conduct complex, high volume, short-term field investigations. Must be knowledgeable in both state and federal firearms laws, and with other federal and state investigative procedures regarding conspiracy investigations, the use of sophisticated surveillance and monitoring equipment. Must be able to exercise good judgment; good communication skills; have knowledge of principles of supervision and training; strong leadership and organizational skills; ability to create and maintain a positive team environment; and knowledge of the Department's equal employment opportunity objectives. Prior experience in an acting or supervisory position in a task force is desired.


Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California - Benefits Summary.

Additional Filing Information

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

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