Job Posting: Deputy Chief

Department of Insurance

Deputy Chief

$11,088.00 - $13,904.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/12/2023

Job Description and Duties

*Pending Budget Approval

Under the general direction of the CEA B, Chief, Fraud Division, the Deputy Chief, EBHQ Program Operations and Grants organizes, and coordinates the administration of the Automobile Insurance Fraud Grant Program, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud Grant Program, the Organized Automobile Fraud Activity Interdiction (Urban Automobile) Grant Program, the Disability and Healthcare Insurance Fraud Grant Program, the Life and Annuity Consumer Protection Grant Program, and any newly established grant program created by legislation or received via a qui tam settlement. Monitors laws and regulations that may affect insurance fraud programs. This position also plans, organizes, and coordinates the activities of the Professional Standards Unit, Support Services Unit, the Local Assistance Unit, a Staff Service Manager I Specialist and an Associate Governmental Program Analyst. This position serves as the Enforcement Branch’s liaison with the Legal Branch on Qui Tam (Whistleblower) cases and oversees Carried Concealed Weapons Permits for Retired Peace Officers. The incumbent manages, directs and administers the overall activities of a large number of subordinate staff; sets and monitors goals and objectives; ensures equitable appraisals using performance standards; resolves conflict, including discipline and grievances; and ensures that fiscal and program integrity is maintained and is in alignment with the Enforcement Branch statewide objectives and goals. On a statewide basis, this position serves as a designated insurance fraud grant program specialty expert within the Enforcement Branch; as required by the Chief, Fraud Division the incumbent appears before executive, legislative, industry and public forums. Manage the intake, tracking, and internal coordination of public record requests and subpoenas for Enforcement Branch. Manages the State Leadership Accountability Act report and implementation plan progress activities as required by the Department of Finance while also meeting internal and external deadlines. Routine travel is required within and/or outside the state of California via private or public transportation (i.e., automobile, airplane, etc.). Overnight stay may be required.

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 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 be able to work in a high-rise building
• A valid California driver license is required
• Frequent sitting is required

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Deputy Chief
$11,088.00 - $13,904.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information


This recruitment is for the Enforcement Branch Headquarters located at:

2400 Del Paso Road, Suite 250

Sacramento, CA 95834


Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • Position Pending Budget Approval
  • Background Check and Fingerprinting Required
  • Supplemental Questionnaire - See Below

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: 6/12/2023

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 & Consultation 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 & Consultation 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.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Supplemental Application - Supplemental Questionnaire - See 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:
• Recent experience in State service as a peace officer;
• Knowledge of and experience working with state personnel laws and rules;
• Knowledge of and experience planning, organizing, and leading staff;
• Ability to be self-motivated, to motivate others, to set and achieve goals, and to operate with a
high degree of independence;
• Ability to successfully perform the administrative duties of the job;
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive cases, involving EEO issues, employee misconduct,
labor issues, or having a significant impact to the Department;
• Ability to serve as liaison with other law enforcement agencies in the region, including, but not
limited to, District Attorneys, FBI, CHP;
• Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and able to work with management at
all levels of the organization;
• Ability to appear before and communicate at executive, legislative, industry, and public forums;
• Ability to operate within budget allocations.
•Knowledge and proficiency in the use computer system, including, Microsoft Office applications, Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint.


CDI offers many benefits including the following:
  • Medical Benefits - Including health, dental and vision insurance
  • Defined benefit retirement program
  • Savings Plus Program(401(k),457)
  • Medical/Dependent Care Reinbursement Accounts
  • Free Parking

Click here to view all the benefits available to you as a state employee!

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Classification and Consultation Unit
(916) 492-3300

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) 492-3388
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.


If you have not yet taken the Chief Fraud Bureau examination and/or your examination results have expired (if you took the last examination a year or more ago, please check your list eligibility expiration), and have no other type of eligibility, prior to applying for this position please take the online examination for this classification which is linked below.



A Supplemental Questionnaire is REQUIRED and must be submitted with your Employment Application (STD. 678) in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who fail to submit a Supplemental Questionnaire will be eliminated from the selection process. Resumes, cover letters, or other documents do not substitute for the Supplemental Questionnaire. The Supplemental Questionnaire should be a typed response limited to a maximum of 1 page per statement/question, left justified, and typed in 12pt Arial font. The Supplemental Questionnaire must contain a header listing your name and the JOB Control number listed according to the job advertisement. Title each page with the statement/question listed below.

1. Please describe your leadership/management philosophy in developing your team and in holding staff to high expectations.
2. Discuss a major/special project you are or were in charge of and the impact it had on the Fraud Division
3. Describe your experience and understanding of the Fraud grant programs.
4. Describe your strong leadership and organization skills; and your demonstrated ability to promote and enhance staff training, development, recognition, and morale.
5. Describe your experience leading and managing teams while demonstrating the ability to communicate a clear vision, set goals and expectations, encourage leadership and initiative in managing multi-disciplined teams.

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