Department of Insurance


$4,042.00 - $6,651.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/29/2022

Job Description and Duties

*This position is being re-advertised. If you have already submitted an application, your application is on file and being considered. Do not re-submit another application.

Under supervision, the Insurance Examiner (IE) will assist in the financial examinations (audits) of insurance companies to determine their financial status, solvency, and the legality and propriety of their operations.  Tasks include but are not limited to: review and assess the effectiveness of the insurer’s audit function as well as the enterprise risk management function; exercise judgment to identify and assess solvency risks facing the insurer; identify relevant controls and/or risk mitigation strategies to address risks identified and perform tests of controls to evaluate their effectiveness; as well as examine related records to appropriately determine insurer’s compliance with state laws, rules, regulations and standards/guidelines prescribed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. When conducting financial examinations of insurers, the IE must travel to an insurer’s place of business, which may be in-state or out-of-state. Majority of duties are performed in the field at company locations up to 95%.  Extensive travel (up to 70%) is required within and/or outside the state of California via private or public transportation (i.e., automobile, airplane, etc.).  Travel will 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.

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

Working Conditions

Work Environment:
• Work in a cubicle or office setting involving noise from office machines, worker conversations, and other distractions resulting from open space work environment;
• Work remotely from home;
• Must be able to work in a high-rise building; and
• May sit for extended periods of time

Physical Abilities:
• Ability to lift/carry/move 25-35 pounds for short distances.
• Reaching, bending, stretching, and stooping will be required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$4,091.00 - $4,877.00 A
$4,042.00 - $5,315.00 C
$5,059.00 - $6,651.00 E
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Financial Surveillance Branch
Field Examination Division

Field Examination Bureau I

 Located in Los Angeles

Would you like to become part of a team of dedicated and talented civil servants whose work impacts the lives of millions of Californians?  The California Department of Insurance (CDI) was created in 1868, developing our mission that
ensures that consumers are provided with insurance services meeting acceptable standards of quality, equity and dependability at fair rates by establishing and enforcing appropriate service standards. The insurance market place has changed dramatically over time, but consumer protection continues to be the core of CDI's mission, Consumers, insurance companies, and licensees rely on CDI to ensure that insurance products and services are available to consumers timely, and that they deliver fair and equal benefits.

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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: 8/29/2022

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 & Examinations 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 & Examinations 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 required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications - All interested candidates must submit a completed Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) in order to be considered for this position.

    In your SOQ, please tell us how your education, training, experience, and skills relate to the desirable qualifications listed below.

    The SOQ should not be more than two pages.
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:
•Demonstrated accounting/audit knowledge and skills (understanding of financial assertions, documentation standards, etc.)
•Strong communications skills, both orally and in writing.
•Ability to think critically and make decisions based on reasonable and timely analysis.
•Possess good organizational and problem solving skills.
•Ability to work as a team member and be flexible and responsive to various tasks assigned.
•Willingness to travel and work away from the headquarters office including out-of-state travel.
•Proficient in the use of computer application programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.


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

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Classification & Examinations 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.

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.