Department of Insurance


$4,544.00 - $7,316.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under supervision of a Supervising Fraud Investigator I, incumbents are assigned law enforcement responsibilities commensurate with their background and training; 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 as a peace officer.  Background check, fingerprinting and psychological screening and medical examination approval are required. 

Working Conditions

• Must be able to work in a law enforcement environment that includes the presence of firearms;
• A valid California driver 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;
• Must be able to work in a high-rise building.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
$4,544.00 - $5,572.00 A
$5,178.00 - $6,657.00 B
$5,675.00 - $7,316.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Information about the Fraud Division of The California Department of Insurance can be found at:

This is a continuous recruitment that may be used to fill multiple vacancies occurring in this location for this classification until all positions are filled.  Interview cycles vary, therefore it can take anywhere from 30 - 60 days before contact may be made. 
Due to the overwhelming number of applications received at this time, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview.   Ads are refreshed approximately every 120-180 days at which time you may reapply.


*These positions will 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.

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

Please attach (upload) all the required documents necessary to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications for this position (i.e., degree, transcript, license, certificate).  If you fail to provide the required documentation, your application package will be marked as incomplete and will not be considered.


Minimum qualifications for the position can be found within the related Class Specification link under the “Additional Documentation” section along the right side of this posting.

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.

Background check and fingerprinting required.

Please attach (upload) all the required documents necessary to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications for this position (i.e., degree, transcript, license, certificate).  If you fail to provide the required documentation, your application package will be marked as incomplete and will not be considered.


Minimum qualifications for the position can be found within the related Class Specification link under the “Additional Documentation” section along the right side of this posting.

If you verify you meet minimum qualifications via transfer and/or another pattern that does not require a transcript (i.e. reinstatement), you must upload a document to the transcript area describing how you meet the minimum qualification so your application package does not show incomplete.   For example, a typed word document stating "I meet eligibility via transfer and/or reinstatement rules."

Application Instructions

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: 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. 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 (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 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 desired.


Investigator positions may also be subject to additional pay differentials for education, location, and longevity.

Generous Benefits

The State of California offers its employees generous benefits that include retirement and savings plans, health and dental insurance, and access to long-term disability and long-term care insurance. You will also earn vacation and sick leave, and may be able to create a flexible schedule that fits the demands of your life.

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Jimmy Saechao
(916) 492-3289

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.


Candidates are also encouraged to search for open Investigator and Special Investigator positions within the California Department of Insurance (CDI).  CDI has regional offices located in:

  • Sacramento
  • Benicia
  • Fresno
  • Inland Empire (Office located in Rancho Cucamonga)
  • Los Angeles (Office located in Commerce, CA)
  • Orange
  • San Diego
  • Silicon Valley (Office located in Morgan Hill)
  • Valencia


Training and Development assignments will not be considered at this time.

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.

Additional information regarding peace officer qualifications from the Peace Officer Standards and Training
site can be found at: 
under the  "What should be considered in my decision to apply for a California peace officer position."

If you are unable to apply online, you can mail your application to:

California Department of Insurance

Human Resources Management Division

300 Capitol Mall, 13th Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

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)