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ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Assistant Chief, Fraud Bureau, Department of Insurance (7543)

​ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Assistant Chief, Fraud Bureau, Department of Insurance

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: VL98
  • Class Code: 7543
  • Established: 04/13/1990
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction of the Chief, Fraud Bureau, Department of Insurance, coordinates implementation of Fraud Bureau policies and procedures between northern and southern offices.

Typical Tasks

Assists in the formulation of policies, plans and overall investigative objectives of the Fraud Bureau statewide; insures uniformity of all policies in both investigative regions (northern and southern); supervises all Supervising Fraud Investigators II and support staff positions in northern and southern offices; as directed by Bureau Chief, prepares all press releases regarding Fraud Bureau arrests; monitors fraud trends in California and establishes appropriate investigative responses; oversees Fraud Bureau participation in the formation of all interagency task forces; direct the collection and interpretation of Fraud Bureau crime statistics; coordinates all requests for training, fraud-detection seminars, and public speaking engagements; deals directly with all media personnel regarding arrests made by Fraud Bureau personnel; acts as Fraud Bureau's expert witness in all matters requiring courtroom testimony; edits the quarterly Fraud Bureau newsletter and prepares articles relative to insurance fraud detection as required; recruits and interviews new staff members; assists in preparing annual budget and Budget Change Proposals (BCP); travels extensively within or outside the State to appear as a speaker or attend meetings pertaining to insurance fraud.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Experience: One year of experience in the California state service performing law enforcement duties in the class of Supervising Fraud Investigator II.



Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in a peace officer position as defined in Penal Code Section 830.1, 830.2 or 830.3. At least two years must have been in a position which included administrative responsibilities such as budgeting, management analysis, personnel management, statistical analysis or research in an investigative or technical services program area. (Possession of a graduate degree in public administration, business administration, law, political science or related areas may be substituted for one year of the required administrative experience.) and Education: Equivalent to completion of two years of college and possession of or be eligible for the supervisory or management certificate of the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission within 24 months after appointment to this position.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Programs, policies and procedures of the Fraud Bureau; the Criminal Justice System and governmental functions and organizations; principles of public administration, personnel management and effective supervision; principles of organization, administration and management; general insurance claims settlement principles, practices, related statutes, both State and Federal; relevant court decisions; techniques of investigative work; criminal investigative techniques and procedures; rules of evidence and court procedures; laws of arrest, search and seizure; service of legal process and the legal rights of citizens; interview and interrogation processes and procedures; provisions of the California Penal Code, Insurance Code and related statutes in Federal law; the securing and preservation of evidence; the use and capabilities of the Insurance Fraud Information System (IFIS) and California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) computers; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a supervisor's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Administer and manage law enforcement programs; analyze and evaluate complex administrative problems; organize and direct the work of others; analyze data and speak and write effectively; apply laws and rules of evidence to specific situations; gather and analyze facts and evidence; write effective reports of case investigation for prosecutors, both State and Federal; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; conduct interviews of witnesses and interrogate suspects; effectively participate in, or direct, undercover and surveillance assignments; photograph crime scenes and use sophisticated evidence gathering equipment; properly prepare and execute search warrants; make felony arrests; testify in court and appear as an expert witness; appear before public and private groups to explain departmental objectives and programs and secure cooperation and assistance of such groups; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; act independently with open- mindedness, flexibility and tact; and effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Personal Characteristics

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 inclined persons and environments; satisfactory record as a law-abiding citizen, and possession of a valid California driver's license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Citizenship Requirement

Existing law provides that peace officers be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. citizenship at least one year prior to the final filing date for this examination. The one-year requirement does not apply to permanent resident aliens who have applied for peace officer classes prior to their 19th birthday.

Special Physical Characteristics

Good health, sound physical condition, freedom from any physical or mental condition that would interfere with performance of duties; effective use of both hands, strength, endurance, and agility; emotional stability, normal hearing, normal vision or vision corrected to normal; weight proportional to age and health.

Felony Disqualification

Existing law provides that persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as peace officers. Such persons are not eligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in this class.

Background Investigation and Psychological Screening

Pursuant to Government Code Sections 1031(a) and 8880.38, all persons successful in examinations for this class will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to appointment. Government Code Section 1031(f) and P.O.S.T. Regulation 1002(a)(7) require psychological screening of applicants for peace officer classifications.

Minimum Age

Minimum age at time of appointment: 21 years.

Additional Desirable Characteristics

In addition to the above knowledge and abilities, possession of the appropriate certificates as evidence of increased competency at each level is desirable. Also desirable is evidence of increased competency at each level. Also desirable is evidence of completed course work in the following subject areas: introduction to criminal justice, introduction to criminal law, basic investigation, evidence, criminal procedure and laws of arrest, search and seizure.

  Updated: 10/6/2017
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