Job Posting: Division Chief

Employment Development Department

Division Chief
C. E. A.

$10,831.00 - $12,778.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/4/2022

Job Description and Duties

An important leadership position is now available. As an executive, you will be able to work on programs that are vital to the economic growth of our community and state. We recognize the strength in teamwork. We know that by encouraging collaboration and diversity, the best ideas will flourish. Be part of a team that prides itself in making a difference for Californians.

What difference will you make for California?

Under the general direction of the Deputy Director, Policy, Accountability and Compliance Branch, the Chief plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the administrative and investigative activities performed by employees of the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) Investigation Division. The Chief provides executive oversight and policy development for a specialized law enforcement operation. This statewide law enforcement operation is responsible for: enforcing the provisions of the California Unemployment Insurance Code and other applicable State and federal laws; preventing, detecting, and investigating allegations of internal and external fraud against the Unemployment and Disability Insurance, Tax, and other EDD programs; assisting local and federal attorneys in the successful prosecutions of criminal cases; investigating allegations of violence and/or threats of violence against EDD employees; and adhering to Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) mandates, and the Peace Officer Bill of Rights (POBR).

The Chief coordinates anti-fraud activities within EDD by involving departmental programs and independent oversight entities, business partners including federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, and prosecutors in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence activities. The incumbent may represent the Policy, Accountability and Compliance Branch in the absence of the Deputy Director.

The EDD's Investigation Division is a POST participating agency and thus, this position requires the successful completion of the POST certified Regular Basic or Specialized Investigators' Basic course (candidates are required to successfully complete the POST certified Specialized Investigators' Basic course); and satisfactory completion of continuing professional training (CPT) of 24 or more hours of POST-qualifying training during every two-year CPT cycle, based on a permanent CPT anniversary date.

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

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    Position Details

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    Division Chief
    C. E. A.
    $10,831.00 - $12,778.00 B
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    United States
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
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    Special Requirements

    In addition to the Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678), all interested applicants must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). The SOQ is comprised of questions listed below which address how each applicant's education, training, experience, and skills qualify them for the position.  The SOQ also serves as documentation of each applicant's ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.


    The SOQ must be typed in 12 point font and must be no longer than two (2) single sided pages, combined. The SOQ must be completed and numbered in the exact order presented and provide responses to each of the following Questions:

    1. Experience and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; communicate effectively and represent the interests of EDD during meetings with stakeholders; negotiate and resolve intra-departmental or inter-agency disputes.

    2. Experience and knowledge in the management of field law enforcement operations, and field-based investigations; managing large scale law enforcement operations and investigations; and evaluating tactical and investigative tactics and training.

    3. Describe how your experience, education, and/or training on supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace has prepared you to be an effective and engaging leader in a diverse work environment.

    4. Experience in the application of planning, programming, budget and fiscal principles and demonstrated ability to plan, organize and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional staff and to exercise supervisory responsibilities for diverse and geographically dispersed staff

    5. Demonstrated ability to understand cultural, economic and political issues and develop a strategy to meet strategic goals and objectives.

    6. Demonstrated ability to maintain an awareness of external trends and issues to mitigate impacts to the organization.

    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: 6/4/2022

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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:

    Employment Development Department
    Attn: Alicia Leisenring MIC 54
    Human Resource Services Division, MIC 54
    PO Box 826880
    Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Employment Development Department
    Attn: Alicia Leisenring
    EDD/Human Resource Services Division (6th floor solar)
    722 Capitol Mall
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    08:00 AM - 04:00 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.
    • Statement of Qualifications - The SOQ must be typed in 12 point font and must be no longer than two (2) single sided pages, combined. The SOQ must be completed and numbered in the exact order presented and provide responses to each of questions under Special Requirements
    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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:

    Special consideration will be given to candidates that have POST certification. The Division Chief is a peace officer position; therefore, applicants are subject to meeting all the below peace officer requirements.

    Citizenship Requirement: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(a), in order to be a peace officer, a person must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and has applied for, U.S. Citizenship. Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his/her application for citizenship is denied.
    Felony Disqualification: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1029, persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as peace officers except as provided under Welfare and Institutions Code, Division 2, Chapter 3, Article 8, Section 1179(b), or Division 2.5, Chapter 1, Article 4, Section 1772(b). Except as provided for by these statutes, persons convicted of a felony are ineligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in this class.
    Firearm Conviction Disqualification: Anyone who is restricted for employment-related purposes from accessing, possessing, carrying, receiving, or having under his/her control a firearm or ammunition under all applicable state or federal laws is ineligible for appointment to any position in this classification.
    Age Limitation – minimum age for appointment: 21 years.
    Medical Requirement: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, persons appointed to a peace officer class shall undergo a medical examination to determine that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job safely and effectively.
    Training Requirements: Under provisions of Penal Code Section 832, successful completion of a training course in laws of arrest, search and seizure, firearms, and chemical agents is a requirement this classification.

    Examination Information

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.


    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.