Job Posting: Detective (Located in Sacramento, CA)

Department of Insurance

Detective (Located in Sacramento, CA)

$5,191.00 - $9,428.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/17/2022

Job Description and Duties

Under supervision of a Supervising Fraud Investigator I, Investigators are assigned law enforcement responsibilities of various complexity and volume commensurate with their background and training from entry level to highly complex duties and casework. Investigators conduct criminal investigations of felony violations of State and Federal law relating to insurance fraud and white-collar crime. Incumbents may work alone, with a team, or as a lead criminal investigator assigned to conduct investigations of criminal enterprises and profiteering and assist in the prosecution of cases involving these groups in both State and Federal courts; and conduct investigations involving a broad range of felony violations, both State and Federal judicial systems. 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. Some travel is 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.

Background check, fingerprinting, psychological screening and medical examination approval are required. 

These positions shall be filled as Limited Term/Full-Time if the candidate needs to complete the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements. Upon successful completion, the incumbent will be appointed to the Investigator position Permanent/Full-Time. If the candidate has already met POST requirements through an academy, then he/she will be appointed Permanent/Full-Time upon hire.


If you have not taken the Investigator examination, your eligibility has expired, and/or you have no other type of eligibility, you MUST take the Investigator examination to be eligible for appointment. Please click the link provided below for the examination information and instructions.

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; 
  • A valid California drivers license is required; 
  • Must be 21 years of age; 
  • Must be able to work both indoors and outdoors, depending on the situation in which investigator is 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 (Located in Sacramento, CA)
$5,191.00 - $6,364.00 A
$5,916.00 - $7,605.00 B
$6,818.00 - $9,428.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

2400 DEL PASO ROAD #250

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Fingerprinting prior to being hired. 
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Psychological Evaluation clearance prior to being hired.
  • Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire is required. CLICK HERE to access the form. 

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: 8/17/2022

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.
  • Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications - Information regarding the Statement of Qualifications (SoQ) can be found below. Applicants who fail to submit the SoQ 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 investigating auto, workers' compensation, property and casualty insurance fraud;
  • Ability to generate clear and concise correspondence and investigative reports; 
  • Ability to liaison with other law enforcement and prosecuting agencies in the region; 
  • Graduate of Regular Basic Course (RBC) academy or Specialized Investigators' Basic Course (SIBC) academy desired; and 
  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Korean, Chinese and other foreign languages is desired. 


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

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Classification & Examination
(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.

Statement of Qualifications

All interested applicants are required to submit a completed Statement of Qualification (SOQ) with the application. The SOQ must be submitted as a separate attachment, be no more than two pages, single spaced and 12 point, Arial font. Your SOQ must be titled "Statement of Qualification - Investigator" and contain the following question and your response.

1. Describe how your education, training and/or work experience has prepared you to be a peace officer that investigates auto, healthcare, disability, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance fraud.

Applicants who fail to submit the SOQ will be eliminated from the interview 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.