CA Horse Racing Board


$4,544.00 - $7,316.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Supervising Special Investigator I, the incumbent independently conducts field investigations; works as part of a team; or acts as a lead of other investigators when assigned. As Peace Officers under the California Penal Code, Section 830.3(d), detects and/or verifies and enforces suspected violations of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) rules and regulations, the California Horse Racing Laws and other related laws.


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

Working Conditions

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

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

Department Information

The mission of the California Horse Racing Board is to ensure the integrity, viability, and safety of the California horse racing industry by regulating pari-mutuel wagering for the protection of the public, promoting horse racing, breeding, and wagering opportunities, and fostering safe racing through the development and enforcement of track safety standards and regulations for the health and welfare of all participants.

It is the policy of the CHRB that no person may be hired as an employee if that person has been convicted of a felony or any gambling-related offense, therefore all employees are subject to a background check.

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 position(s) require(s) a Peace Officer Standard Training (POST) Basic Certificate. You will be required to provide a copy of your certificate prior to being hired.

The incumbent will work irregular hours, holidays, and weekends; travel frequently in southern California and occasionally throughout the State.  The incumbent must have good writing skills; good interpersonal skills; the ability to follow directions; and the ability to work independently and as a team member.

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: 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 (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 Horse Racing Board
Attn: Human Resources Unit
1010 Hurley Way, Ste 300
Sacramento, CA 95825

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Tracy Stroud
1010 Hurley Way, Ste 300
Sacramento, CA 95823
08:00 AM - 04:30 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.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire
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:

Background investigative techniques experience; experience with complex investigations; good report writing, interviewing, and investigative skills; knowledge of or willingness to learn about race horses and the common procedures and practices that are used in the horse racing industry; ability to gain the respect and trust of the horse racing industry; knowledge of drug enforcement practices; knowledge of the permitted and prohibited drugs that may affect the performance of a race horse; and knowledge of the veterinary practices used in the horse racing industry. Those with Spanish bilingual skills are encouraged to apply.


Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at and to the California Public Employees' Retirement System website for Health Benefits at

Employees may be elligible for other differential pays.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Phillip Miyazaki
(626) 574-6349

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:
Tracy Stroud
(916) 263-6015
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.


To be eligible for a job opportunity with the State of California, you must be on an eligibility list for the classification you are applying for and willing to work in the defined location indicated on the examination bulletin and/or job opportunity notice.  The examination for the Investigator classification can be found on the California State Jobs Website at


Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire

Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire PDF can be found at 

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