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Job Posting: Special Agent Supervisor (Special Skills)

Department of Justice

Special Agent Supervisor (Special Skills)

$7,567.00 - $10,480.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/20/2021

Job Description and Duties

Under the general supervision of the Special Agent in Charge of the Professional Standards Group, the Special Agent Supervisor (SAS) will act as the Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) Firearms and Tactics Officer, Advanced Training Center Academy Coordinator, Training and General Law Enforcement Supervisor. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide direction and supervision of the DLE's firearms, defensive tactics and tactical training program, to include less lethal and chemical agent options and deployment.
  • Develop training protocol and procedures and designate tactics and techniques to be utilized during field enforcement operations.
  • Evaluate, designate, and approve the purchase of ammunition for use within the Department. Coordinate and approve all purchases of firearms, ammunition, and ballistic body armor for use within the DLE. Research, test, and evaluate firearms, equipment, training, and operational procedures for use by the Department.
  • Serve as an expert for the Department on issues as they relate to firearms and tactical operations for criminal and civil actions against the Department.
  • Repair and test department weapons to ensure reliability of performance in the field.
  • Instruct tactical operations training in Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified courses.
  • Plan, coordinate, direct, and present in-service training for DLE Special Agents in firearms, defensive tactics, and tactical training courses. Instruct and certify First Aid/CPR for all sworn staff.
  • Ensure POST requirements are being met for all sworn staff department-wide.
  • Plan, coordinate, direct and present POST-reimbursed training for allied agency personnel.
  • Supervise Training Officer staff.
  • Coordinate and oversee all activities related to Special Agent Orientation Training events, including a training matrix for each of the 10-day course presentations, as well as scheduling instructors for all subjects presented.
  • Lead Special Agent recruitment efforts in coordination with the Department’s Office of Human Resources, DLE Office of the Chief, and bureau personnel.
  • Maintain the DLE armory. Inspect and determine condition of property to be issued or surveyed. Reconcile inventory with control accounts. Ensure equipment is managed, tracked and disposed of in accordance with the Department’s policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Special Agent Supervisor (Special Skills)
$7,567.00 - $10,480.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Law Enforcement, Office of the Chief, Advanced Training Center, Sacramento.
  • 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

Special Requirements

  • 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.

  • This is a *Special Skills Position* Training experience is required.

**If you previously applied to JC-254690, you do not need to re-apply. Applications from JC-254690 will be considered for this position.**

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: 9/20/2021

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.

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
Department of Justice/DLE-OC
1300 I Street, Suite1140
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
Department of Justice/DLE-OC
1300 I Street, Suite1140
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 - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion regarding how the applicant’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the Desirable Qualifications for the position. In addition, the SOQ serves as documentation of each applicant’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. In your SOQ, please address how you possess each Desirable Qualification using specific examples of your education, training, and experience. The SOQ must be typed, single spaced, 12 point font, and no more than 2 pages in length. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of SOQs. Applicants who do not follow these requirements may not be considered.
  • 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:

Prior experience in an acting supervisory or supervisory position; familiarity with presenting and developing law enforcement training classes; understanding of the Department’s employee disciplinary process; familiarity with the Department of Justice Law Enforcement Policy and Procedures Manual and General Orders; knowledge of the Peace Officer Bill of Rights, the Department’s discrimination complaint process, the Department’s employee misconduct complaint process, and the Department’s equal employment policies; a high degree of integrity; and the ability to work independently.

Experience in classroom teaching; strong public speaking skills and written communication skills; knowledge of how to conduct training needs assessments and develop training curricula; knowledge of POST course certification process and compliance; substantial experience with firearms, preferably including experience as a rangemaster; ability to work closely and cooperatively with local, state, and federal agencies; available for extensive travel.


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

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Mai Lia Chang
(916) 210-7433

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) 210-7580
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.

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