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Job Posting: Investigator

CA State Lottery


$5,003.00 - $9,087.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Supervising Lottery Agent, Los Angeles Basin Region, the incumbent conducts complex and sensitive administrative, civil and criminal investigations and other law enforcement activities for the California State Lottery (Lottery) with direct or minimal supervision. This position also provides technical advice to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to assure the integrity, honesty, and fairness in the operation of the Lottery. Incumbent may work alone, as part of an investigative team or as a lead person, and coordinate the work of other enforcement staff. Incumbent must communicate effectively orally and in writing; read and interpret various codified laws, rules, and regulations.


May consider a Training & Development assignment.


All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to clearly demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position on your State Application (STD Form 678). The application should also clearly demonstrate the candidate’s ability to meet the Desirable Qualifications identified in this job advertisement.  The Classification Specification is located on this Job Announcement Posting under "Minimum Requirements." 


It is highly recommended that you apply online using your CalCareers account. It is not necessary to return the contact letter if you applied electronically. Please ensure to monitor your email and/or CalCareers account for communication associated with your application submission.


This is a re-advertisement, if you have already applied no need to re-apply.

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

Working Conditions

The Investigator must be willing to work overtime, odd and irregular hours, nights, weekends, and holidays, in various locations throughout the State and be willing to travel at any time (out-of-state or out of country may be required).

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$5,003.00 - $6,134.00 A
$5,702.00 - $7,330.00 B
$6,572.00 - $9,087.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, 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!

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The California State Lottery Act provides that no person may be hired as an employee of the Commission if that person has been convicted of a felony or any gambling related offense.
  • The position requires a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • This position requires Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
  • This position requires Psychological Evaluation clearance prior to being hired.

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:

CA State Lottery
Attn: Human Resources, JC-297691
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-297691
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    In order to be considered you must submit a Statement of Qualifications.

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:
  • Valid POST academy certification or a POST Basic Certificate.
  • Experience with conducting interviews and/or interrogations of suspects, witnesses and victims.
  • In-depth knowledge of investigative procedures and techniques and have an aptitude for evaluating information (including computer data) and problem solving.
  • Ideal candidate will be able to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Bilingual skills are desirable but not required.


Please click on the link below to learn about the California State Civil Service Employee Benefits.

Benefits Summary

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources, JC-297691
(916) 822-8158
Hiring Unit Contact:
Tatyana Langton
(916) 822-8230

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 Continued

A Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) is required for this recruitment. Failure to submit the SQ or submitting a SQ that does not directly answer the question below may result in disqualification from this recruitment. Please address your knowledge and experience regarding the desirable qualifications.

1. Describe the education, training and experience which specifically qualifies you for the position of State Investigator for the California State Lottery. Please provide the employer name(s), dates of employment, and the name(s) and phone number(s) of the supervisor(s) where you obtained your work experience.
2. Describe your experience writing reports (e.g., crime reports, arrest reports, reports to courts, department heads, attorneys, law enforcement or other outside agencies) and the frequency with which you performed this task (number of reports completed daily or weekly).
3. Describe a complex case that you participated in investigating within the last five years. Explain the case, your role, the actions you took, and the outcome.
4. Describe your experience interrogating suspects and/or interviewing victims and witnesses within the last five years. Outline the specific techniques and strategies used; the frequency with which you performed this task; and the steps you took to complete the interrogation from the planning stage to the conclusion of the interview.
5. Identify the specific competencies that are necessary to maintain positive and effective working relationships. Include at least one example of how you have used these competencies during the course of your work.
6. Describe your experience submitting criminal investigations to a district attorney or city attorney for criminal prosecution.
7. List all POST certifications you have received and the date each was issued.

Position Location

Chatsworth Office
9710 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

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