Series established January 5, 1999
This series specification describes three Deputy Inspector General classes used by the Office of the Inspector General. Incumbents monitor, conduct or supervise: program reviews; management reviews of warden and superintendent operations within the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR); and criminal and/or administrative investigations at the entities within the CDCR as requested by the Department Secretary or member of the Legislature. Deputy Inspectors General may be assigned to conduct reviews of the activities of inmates and parolees, and review employee misconduct including criminal behavior.
Deputy Inspectors General visit various CDCR institutions gathering reports, policies and/or other pertinent data related to medical inspections, Use-of-Force, warden vettings and critical incidents and prepare reports based on their findings. Associate Deputy Inspectors General and Deputy Inspectors General conduct reviews of past Use-of-Force reports and make appropriate recommendations to the Use-of-Force Committee or hiring authority as needed.
Incumbents monitor Use-of-Force incidents at adult and juvenile institutions and parole regions to ensure compliance with laws, rules, and regulations by attending Use-of-Force meetings and collecting and analyzing data; provide immediate on-scene response to critical incidents such as inmate escapes and homicides, riots, or other high-notoriety events; monitor and analyze CDCR’s responses to critical incidents and prepare reports; document and track draft assessments in the Office of the Inspector General’s Case Management System for publication in the Semi-Annual Report; review the qualifications and backgrounds of candidates for appointment by the Governor as wardens and superintendents in CDCR’s prisons and facilities; prepare reports on warden and superintendent candidates and present to the Inspector General for review; conduct vettings of warden and superintendent candidates by interviewing CDCR staff, review background information, collect and analyze documents; prepare reports of findings; conduct medical inspections at adult institutions to ensure that delivery of medical care complies with policy and federal court mandates; collect and analyze documents and data and prepare reports for publication; conduct reviews of complex intake complaints regarding criminal activity and misconduct by CDCR employees, inmates, or parolees and make recommendations for disposition to the Deputy Inspector General, Senior; review and assess inmate complaints and allegations against CDCR staff for possible misconduct; assess retaliation complaints submitted by CDCR employees against any member of CDCR’s management; monitor investigations of sexual abuse allegations by inmates against CDCR employees; conduct document reviews of contraband watch incidents and make recommendations regarding any findings; attend hearings at the State Personnel Board for employee misconduct to testify and answer specific questions; and attend Classification hearings at prisons to ask questions or receive clarification on proposed actions. When subpoenaed, attend critical incident hearings on cases the Office of the Inspector General monitored; perform background investigations for potential Office of the Inspector General hires, including reviewing personal history statements, conducting reference checks, and reviewing official personnel files. When authorized by the Governor, the Senate Committee on Rules, or the Speaker of the Assembly, conduct reviews of the CDCR policies, practices, and procedures.
This class is the entry and journey level in the series. Under general supervision of a Deputy Inspector General, Senior, incumbents are assigned independent responsibility for conducting the full range of the more routine reviews and inspections. Incumbents gather background data and information, assist Deputy Inspectors General, and serve as a member of a team in conducting medical inspections of adult institutions, and vettings for warden and superintendent candidates. As a team member, incumbents monitor Use-of-Force incidents at adult and juvenile institutions, parole regions, and critical incident responses.
Incumbents in this class either serve as an independent agent or may lead a team of inspectors conducting the more difficult and/or complex reviews and inspections with broad discretion and independence of action. Incumbents address third-level inmate appeals.
This is the full supervisory level responsible for planning, organizing, and directing reviews and inspections. The areas of review and inspection responsibility are sufficiently large, complex, and sensitive as to require assisting Deputy Inspectors General. These positions are distinguished from the Deputy Inspector General level based upon the span of control, level, and classification of subordinates, program complexity, and responsibility.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. or Possession of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college and two years of analytical experience in addition to the required experience below. and
Experience: Eighteen months of experience performing analytical duties equivalent to a Staff Services Analyst, Range C. (Applicants who have completed one year of the required experience will be admitted to the examination, but must complete eighteen months of such experience before they will be considered eligible for appointment.) Experience applicable to Pattern II may be combined on a proportional basis with experience applicable to Pattern I to meet the total experience requirements, provided that the combined qualifying experience totals at least 30 months. Education may not be used to reduce this 30-month limit.
Experience: Three years of professional analytical experience performing duties in one or a combination of the following or closely related areas: management analysis, planning, program evaluation, or policy analysis. (This experience must have included at least one year with primary responsibility in collecting and analyzing documents; preparing clear and concise documents; and making recommendations and/or presentations.) (State experience applied toward the “General Experience” pattern must include at least eighteen months in a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of the Staff Services Analyst, Range C.) (Possession of a Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)
Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. and
Experience: One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of an Associate Deputy Inspector General, Range B. (Applicants who have completed six months of the required experience will be admitted to the examination, but must complete one year of such experience before they will be considered eligible for appointment.)
Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. or Possession of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college and two additional years of experience performing increasingly responsible civil, criminal, and/or administrative investigative duties. and
Experience: Five years of e professional experience or equivalent military service performing increasingly responsible civil, criminal, and/or administrative investigative duties. (This experience should have included at least two years with primary responsibility reviewing background information, collecting and analyzing documents; preparing reports of findings; conducting reviews; preservation of evidence, making recommendations; monitoring investigations; attending hearings; and/or working with law enforcement agencies.) Experience in the California state service applied toward this pattern must include one year in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to an Associate Deputy Inspector General, Range B. (Possession of a Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)
Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. and
Experience: One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Deputy Inspector General, Range C. (Applicants who have completed six months of the required experience will be admitted to the examination, but must complete one year of such experience before they will be considered eligible for appointment.)
Experience: Seven years of professional experience or equivalent military service performing increasingly responsible civil, criminal, and/or administrative investigative duties. (This experience should have included at least two years with primary responsibility reviewing background information; collecting and analyzing documents; preparing reports of findings; conducting reviews; preservation of evidence, making recommendations; monitoring investigations; attending hearings; and working with law enforcement agencies.) Experience in the California state service applied toward this pattern must include one year in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to a Deputy Inspector General, Range C. (Possession of a Master’s Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)
Knowledge of: Purposes, activities, rules, and regulations of the CDCR and of the Office of the Inspector General; principles and practices of organizational structure and functions within CDCR; principles and practices of organizational management including planning, organizing, accounting, auditing, and quantitative analysis methods; research and information-gathering techniques; basic principles and practices of descriptive and inferential statistics; rules of grammar, spelling, and punctuation in the English language to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences; basic knowledge of applicable statues from California Penal Code, including those pertaining to the arrest of persons, the Use-of-Force to effect an arrest, and those granting authority to the Inspector General; basic knowledge of applicable statues from the California Government Code, including those pertaining to the Peace Officer Bill of Rights and employee disciplinary proceedings; basic knowledge of evidence collection techniques and crime scene preservation; individual safety precautions for working in a correctional setting; standard office equipment, electronic devices, and machines to facilitate departmental operations; and personal computers and various software programs to prepare correspondence and reports.
Ability to: Apply the required knowledge; comprehend, interpret, and apply laws, rules, and regulations enforced or administered by the department; review and analyze State and Federal laws, regulations, and program data; review and analyze various records maintained by CDCR and other agencies; analyze situations in order to take an appropriate course of action in a timely manner; conduct effective interviews; develop cooperative working relationships with CDCR staff and other governmental agencies; gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted; analyze, organize, and synthesize a variety of information and draw logical and objective conclusions; effectively incorporate use of computer technology to evaluate and document monitoring tasks; prepare clear, complete, and concise reports; communicate effectively; operate a motor vehicle safely and effectively; travel short and long distances to various CDCR institutions and parole regions; perform job duties within the secured perimeter of a prison, which involves unsupervised ineraction with inmates; listen attentively to gain relevant information; work independently, meet deadlines; follow directions; and think and act quickly in emergencies.
Knowledge of: All of the above and provisions of the California Penal Code, Evidence Code, and Government Code; policies and procedures of the CDCR; administrative and/or criminal and personnel investigation techniques and procedures; interview and information gathering processes and procedures; principles, procedures, and recent trends in corrections and parole work; individual's constitutional rights including those relating to laws of arrest, search and seizure, and use of force; the process of search and seizure and the service of legal process; techniques for securing, preserving, and handling evidence and the rules of evidence and court procedures; principles, practices, and techniques in rehabilitating antisocial persons; tactical operations applied by correctional peace officers; techniques for training officers in the use of force against inmates and parolees, including principles of officer safety; and principles and methods of correctional administration.
Ability to: All of the above and gather and prepare evidence; develop techniques, methods, and skills and apply applicable laws required to conduct criminal and administrative investigations; develop techniques, methods, and skills and apply these in monitoring various activities performed by CDCR; establish and maintain cooperative relations with law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders; prepare and present well-organized, accurate, timely, clear, and concise written reports; analyze information accurately and draw logical conclusions; plan and conduct medical inspections, background investigations, and monitoring operations specific to use of force, critical incidents, warden vetting, and reviews of CDCR’s compliance to policy; and gather, analyze, and evaluate facts and evidence.
Knowledge of: All of the above, and principles and methods of correctional administration; principles and techniques of personnel management and supervision; a supervisor's role in equal employment opportunity and the prevention of discrimination and harassment in the workplace; applicable collective bargaining memorandum of understanding and related issues; State and Department policies and procedures; and disciplinary guidelines and personnel rules.
Ability to: All of the above, and plan, direct, and conduct the most difficult and complex criminal and personnel investigations; plan for and allocate resources to achieve program goals and objectives; effectively supervise the work of a group of Deputy Inspectors General and other Office of the Inspector General personnel; initiate and review personnel matters; and effectively contribute to establishing equal opportunity in hiring and employee development.
No illegal involvement in controlled substances as an adult; willingness to work throughout the State and at unusual hours; keenness of observation; good memory for names, faces, places, and incidents; willingness to associate with criminally-included persons and environments in performance of duties; satisfactory record as a law-abiding citizen; maintain good credit; possession of a valid driver license; exercise good judgment; and demonstrate good work habits.
All positions require incumbents to travel long distances by vehicle or by air; to remain away from home for extended periods of time; to work within a penal institution setting; to work long hours outside of the normal business day; and to remain on-call for 24-hour periods, including on weekends.
Persons shall be required to undergo a background investigation prior to appointment. Persons who have previously undergone an Office of the Inspector General background investigation may be required to undergo an additional background investigation.
Under provisions of Penal Code Section 832.11, successful completion of a training course in laws of arrest and search and seizure, may be a requirement for permanent status in these classifications.