Job Posting: Detective Sergeant (Located in Valencia, CA)

Department of Insurance

Detective Sergeant (Located in Valencia, CA)

$7,761.00 - $10,101.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/10/2023

Job Description and Duties


Under the direction of the Supervising Fraud Investigator II, Regional Office Captain, the Supervising Fraud Investigator I (Detective Sergeant) directly supervises a team of Investigators and oversees the activities of other support staff assigned to the Regional Office. The incumbent works with officers from other law enforcement agencies and staff involved in insurance fraud investigations. The incumbent reviews criminal investigation work products of subordinate staff and may personally participate in difficult or complex investigations. This position is designated as peace officer. The incumbent must successfully qualify at quarterly weapon qualifications and meet all Peace Officers Standards Training (POST) requirements. Incumbents perform a full range of peace officer duties and responsibilities in the accomplishment of their assignments in accordance with the California Penal Code, Section 830.3. Routine travel may be required within and/or outside the state of California via private or public transportation (i.e., automobile, airplane, etc.). Travel may include overnight stay.

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.


You MUST take the SUPERVISING FRAUD INVESTIGATOR I EXAMINATION to be eligible for appointment. Please click the link provided below for the examination information/instructions. Please read the entire examination bulletin.

Any questions regarding the minimum qualifications, applying for the examination, being scheduled for the examination, reasonable accommodations, the examination components, scoring, etc., may be directed to our examinations unit at 

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

Working Conditions

• Must be able to work in a law enforcement environment that includes the presence of firearms;
• Must qualify and carry a firearm;
• A valid California driver license is required;
• Must be able to work both indoors and outdoors, depending on the situation in which
investigations are involved, at any given time;
• There is a reasonable expectation of contact with dangerous suspects;
• Frequent sitting, standing, walking, and carrying is required; and
• Must be able to work in a high-rise building

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Detective Sergeant (Located in Valencia, CA)
$7,761.00 - $10,101.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

27200 TOURNEY ROAD #375
, CA 91355
Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
Please attach (upload) all the required documents necessary to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications for this position (i.e., degree, transcript, license, certificate). If you fail to provide all required documentation, your application package will be marked as incomplete and will not be considered for an interview. 

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: 2/10/2023

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 Insurance
Attn: Classification & Examination Unit
Human Resources Management Division
300 Capitol Mall, 13th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Insurance
Classification & Examination Unit
Human Resources Management Division
300 Capitol Mall, 13th Floor
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.
  • Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Other - Supplemental Questionnaire- All interested applicants are required to submit a completed Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) with the application. See instructions below.
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:

• Ability to liaison with other law enforcement and prosecuting agencies in the region;
• Demonstrated ability to investigate insurance fraud cases;
• Ability to work in a team environment;
• Ability to be self-motivated, to motivate others, to set and achieve goals, and to operate with a high degree of independence;
• Ability to collaborate with all levels of staff and executive management;
• Ability and willingness to travel throughout California as required for successful job performance;
• Experience as a trainer;
• Minimum 2-years investigative experience with Enforcement Branch;
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Experience utilizing Microsoft and other computer applications (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, CLETS, CRIMS)


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

Supplemental Questionnaire

All interested applicants are required to submit a completed Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) with the application. The SQ must be submitted as a separate attachment, be no more than two pages, single spaced and 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Your SQ must be titled “Supplemental Questionnaire – 186-7541-003”, contain the following questions and your responses. Please provide the name and telephone number of a reference that can verify your responses to the following:

1. Describe your experience, education and training as it relates to the desirable qualifications listed above. Give examples of your level of responsibility and roles.

2. Describe your ability to work collaboratively with various levels of management within the department, consumer advocacy groups, the insurance industry, and officials from other Federal, State, and local agencies.

3. Describe your experience working in a lead or supervisory capacity as it relates to casework.

Resumes do not take the place of the Supplemental Questionnaire. Applicants who fail to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will be eliminated from the selection process.

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