Job Posting: Assistant Chief

Department of Insurance

Assistant Chief

$11,088.00 - $13,904.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/12/2022

Job Description and Duties

Background check and fingerprinting required. 

Under the general direction of the CEA B, Fraud Division (Division Chief), the incumbent plans, organizes, and coordinates the work of multiple offices within the Northern geographical region engaged in the criminal investigation of insurance fraud and related penal statutes. Additionally, the incumbent serves concurrently as a designated program specialty expert within the Fraud Division. Travel 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.


You must take the Chief, Fraud Bureau examination to be eligible to apply and be appointed to a position in this classification. Please click the link provided below for the examination information/instructions and read the entire examination bulletin carefully. Failure to submit any of the required documentation listed in the examination bulletin may result in disqualification from the examination.

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 Examination Unit at 

We will be accepting candidates for the regional offices in the following counties: Sacramento, Solano, Fresno, Santa Clara

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

Working Conditions

  • Willingness to work throughout the State and at unusual hours;
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles;
  • Must be able to work in a law enforcement environment that includes the presence of firearms;
  • Must be 21 years of age;
  • Must be able to work in a high-rise building;
  • Frequent sitting is required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

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

Department Information

Department Website:

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: 8/12/2022

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
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.
  • Other - Supplemental Questionnaire - Information regarding the Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) can be found on the bottom of the job bulletin. Applicants who fail to submit the SQ will be eliminated from the interview process. 
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; 
  • 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, Postal Inspectors, 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.


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 & Examination 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.

Supplemental Questionnaire

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 question, typed in 12pt Times New Roman font and left justified.
  1. Discuss your communication skills and abilities that enable you to work collaboratively and effectively with the Insurance Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners, Division Chief, Assistant Chiefs, Human Resources, government entities, consumer advocacy groups, insurance industry, and officials from other State agencies. Please include examples in your response. 
  2. Describe your understanding of the position of Assistant Chief, Northern Operations. 
  3. Discuss a major / special project you are or were in charge of and the impact it had on the Fraud Division. 
  4. Describe your experience in the coordination and oversight of major field operations. 
  5. Describe your experience in resolving conflict, including discipline and grievances.

Additional Information

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN ADVERTISED STATEWIDE. The physical work location may be at any of the regional offices in the following cities:  

• Northern California - Sacramento, Benicia, Fresno & Morgan Hill

You need only apply once for your desired location. Multiple submissions are not required.

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.