Job Posting: Investigator

CA State Lottery


$4,544.00 - $7,316.00

Final Filing Date: 3/20/2018

Job Description and Duties

See attached duty statement.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$4,544.00 - $7,316.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

We’re looking for energetic, creative, and talented employees to join our dynamic organization!  We are a results-driven sales and marketing organization that contributes over $1 billion to public education every year.  If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and you are motivated to use your knowledge and experience to build a challenging and satisfying career – look no further!  The Lottery strives to create a work environment that supports the growth and development of its employees and recognizes the contribution of each individual. We also offer a variety of development opportunities for our staff, on-site security, and free parking.  What are you waiting for?  Apply today!
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Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared 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.
  • The California State Lottery Act provides that no person may be hired as an employee of the Commission if that person has been convicted of a felony or any gambling related offense. A background check will be required.

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: 3/20/2018

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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:

CA State Lottery
Attn: Human Resources Division MS6-5 (436) JC-102618
700 N. 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources Division MS6-5 (436) - JC-102618
700 N. 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • 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 -

    Refer to "SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE" section of this job posting.  SQ is required and must be included.

    The responses to this supplemental questionnaire (SQ) will be used with the State Application (STD 678) to identify the most qualified applicants that will be invited to participate in the interview phase of the hiring process. All applicants must complete all of the questions. Responses such as "See Resume" will not be considered. The SQ should be single-spaced, use 12 point Arial font and there is no limit to the number of pages in the response. By submitting this SQ, you are certifying that you have read and understand the above instructions and that all information provided in the SQ is true to the best of your knowledge.

  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
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:
  • Proficiency in computer systems and software
  • In-depth knowledge of investigative procedures and techniques and have an aptitude for evaluating information (including computer data) and problem solving
  • Experience with conducting interviews and/or interrogations of suspects, witnesses and victims, and properly documenting investigations in writing
  • Experience in conducting and writing reports on complex administrative & criminal investigations, assisting allied agencies in criminal investigations, and filing cases in criminal court
  • A valid POST academy certification or a POST Basic Certificate
  • Ability to work overtime and travel at any time (including out-of-state, overnight, and national)
  • Bilingual skills are desirable, but not required

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Tatyana Langton
(916) 822-8230

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:
Equal Employment Opportunity Office
(916) 822-8138
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

1. Describe the education, training and experience which specifically qualifies you for the position of State Investigator for the California State Lottery. Please provide the employer name(s), dates of employment, and the name(s) and phone number(s) of the supervisor(s) where you obtained your work experience.

2. Describe your experience writing reports (e.g., crime reports, arrest reports, reports to courts, department heads, attorneys, law enforcement or other outside agencies) and the frequency with which you performed this task (number of reports completed daily or weekly).

3. Describe a complex case that you participated in investigating within the last five years.  Explain the case, your role, the actions you took, and the outcome.

4. Describe your experience interrogating suspects and/or interviewing victims and witnesses within the last five years. Outline the specific techniques and strategies used; the frequency with which you performed this task; and the steps you took to complete the interrogation from the planning stage to the conclusion of the interview.

5. Identify the specific competencies that are necessary to maintain positive and effective working relationships. Include at least one example of how you have used these competencies during the course of your work.

6. Describe your experience submitting criminal investigations to a district attorney or city attorney for criminal prosecution.

7. Describe your experience with preparing affidavits for search warrants, obtaining search warrants, preparing operational plans, serving search warrants, conducting probation and parole searches, collecting and collecting physical evidence.

8. List all POST certifications you have received and the date each was issued.

Note: The California State Lottery's Security I Law Enforcement Division is a certified agency with the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).  Investigators are designated peace officers by the Penal Code § 830.3(p) and must meet P.O.S.T. requirements.

Position Location

Security/Law Enforcement Division
Special Investigations
700 North 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

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