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Department of Insurance



Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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Position Details

Job Control Details
$4,412.00 - $7,103.00
San Diego County
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

This recruitment is for the San Diego Regional Office located at:
10021 Willow Creek Rd #100
San Diego, CA 92131

*These positions will be filled as Limited Term/Full-time if the candidates need 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 appointed Permanent/Full-time upon hire.

Job Description and Duties

Investigators conduct felony criminal investigations of insurance fraud and related penal statutes, both State and Federal. Investigators make arrests, interrogate suspects, interview witnesses, work with informants, prepare comprehensive written reports and utilize sophisticated surveillance and electronic evidence gathering equipment.  Investigators are expected to work undercover and testify as expert witnesses for prosecutors in State and Federal courts.  Investigators must work unusual hours on short notice and also travel throughout the state.  The incumbent must successfully qualify at quarterly weapon qualifications and meet all Peace Officers Standards Training requirements. 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.  Incumbents must qualify and carry a firearm; possess a valid driver’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles and be able to safely operate a motor vehicle. This position is designated as peace officer.  Background check, fingerprinting and approval of psychological screening and medical examination are required.  Travel may be required. Applicants with prior fraud investigation experience are encouraged to apply. 

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.

Failure to include a completed Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire with your application may eliminate you from being considered for the position.  The criminal supplemental questionnaire may be accessed through the CalHR jobs Web site:

The Investigator examination can be found and taken by following this link;

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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.

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

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at

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:

  • 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.
  • Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
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 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;
  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Korean, Chinese and other foreign languages desired.

Contact Information

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

  • Human Resources Contact:
    Michael Lee
    (916) 492-3316
  • 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.

Other Investigative Positions

Candidates are also encouraged to search for open Investigator and Special Investigator positions within the California Department of Insurance in our Benicia, Fresno, Orange, Los Angeles (Commerce), Sacramento, Inland Empire (Rancho Cucamonga), Silicon Valley (Morgan Hill), and Valencia regional offices.

Training and Development

Training and Development assignments are not being considered at this time.

Are You Eligible for This Job?

If you do not currently have eligibility for this job, you may obtain eligibility by taking an examination.

Application Methods

You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
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