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Under the direction of the Chief, Investigation Division, to provide management oversight, planning, direction, and guidance to the Department's statewide law enforcement operation to detect, investigate, and prosecute criminal fraudulent activity against the Department's benefit programs; to monitor and coordinate the most sensitive and controversial investigations; to plan and direct the information technology, administrative, and other program units; and to act in the absence of the Chief.
Assist the Chief, Investigation Division, in the daily statewide law enforcement operation to prevent, detect, and prosecute fraud committed against the Unemployment and Disability Insurance, Tax, and Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs; plan and direct the Internal Affairs, Crime Prevention, Threats and Security, Disability Insurance Fraud Detection, Criminal Intelligence, Information Technology, Administrative, and other program units; establish procedures to maintain uniform application and interpretation of the laws, rules, and regulations; establish uniform standards for statewide consistency in investigations; initiate program policies and regulations of internal law enforcement operations; monitor and coordinate the activities of the most controversial and sensitive investigations; plan, direct, and oversee the administrative activities, such as personnel, labor relations, training, budgets, legislative, business services, accounting, and facility management; confer with attorneys and administrators on problems requiring decisions and legal opinions; evaluate staff performance for efficiency and effectiveness and take appropriate action; provide recommendations to the Chief to increase program efficiency and effectiveness including identifying strategic solutions to the more complex types of fraud perpetrated against the Employment Development Department; provide information to the Chief regarding status on investigations, intelligence, administrative, and other program functions; act in the absence of the Chief;, and ensure compliance with the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) administrative regulations.
Certificates: Possession of the POST Management and Executive Certificates is desirable. and Either I Experience: Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Supervising Criminal Investigator II, Employment Development Department, and possession of the POST Specialized Advanced and Supervisory Law Enforcement Certificates.
Experience: Three years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Supervising Criminal Investigator I, Employment Development Department, and possession of the POST Specialized Advanced and Supervisory Law Enforcement Certificates.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible administrative or supervisory experience (as a peace officer as defined in Penal Code 830.1, 830.2, and 830.3) in an investigative law enforcement program of a governmental regulatory agency with duties involving policy recommendations, preparation of administrative reports, public relations, and possession of the POST Specialized or Regular Advanced and Supervisory Law Enforcement Certificates. (Experience in California state service applied toward this requirement must include two years performing the duties in a class comparable to a Supervising Criminal Investigator II, Employment Development Department.) and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in criminal justice administration, public administration, or related subject.
Knowledge of: Criminal law and investigative procedures and techniques; rules of evidence and court procedures; techniques and methods of administering statewide specialized investigative programs; public administration principles and practices, including organization and personnel management and training; current leadership principles, practices, and trends; organization and purposes of the Employment Development Department and its administrative and operational branches including the Employment Development Department's business goals, vision, culture, philosophy, values, and aspects of the legislative process; program development, implementation, and evaluation; provisions of the California Unemployment Insurance, Penal, Evidence, Government, and related State and Federal codes and POST rules and regulations; methods of operation in law enforcement agencies in California and police communication systems; principles of the Equal Employment Opportunity Program; the Employment Development Department's Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; a manager's role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and the processes available to meet the Equal Employment Opportunity objectives; the Ralph C. Dills Act (State Employer-Employee Relations), Memorandums of Understanding (labor agreements), and State Personnel Board and Department of Personnel Administration rules governing personnel management practices.
Ability to: Administer a statewide law enforcement investigative program; employ sound management principles; develop cooperative working relationships at all levels of government (including the Legislative and Executive Branches), the public, allied law enforcement agencies, etc.; coordinate investigations with related Federal, State, and local agencies; communicate effectively; analyze complex and sensitive problems, and recommend and/or take effective course of action; direct the development and implementation of strategic, tactical, and operational plans; build staff capacity through effective coaching, modeling adaptation to change, mentoring, and fostering initiative; implement the Employment Development Department Equal Employment Opportunity policies; effectively contribute to the Employment Development Department's Equal Employment Opportunity objectives; and effectively carry out administrative and personnel management responsibilities under the Ralph C. Dills Act, the Peace Officer Bill of Rights, the POST, State Personnel Board and Department of Personnel Administration rules and regulations, and labor agreements.
Possession of a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles; willingness to work in various locations throughout the State and at odd and irregular hours; keenness of observation; good memory for names, faces, places, and incidents; tact; reliability; satisfactory record as a law-abiding citizen; willingness to associate with criminally inclined persons and environments in performance of duties; willingness to work undercover and participate in covert moving or stationary surveillance; willingness to pursue potentially violent repeat offenders and effect their arrest; willingness to use all appropriate means to carry out peace officer duties; ability to work under stress and adverse conditions; exercise good judgment; and demonstrate good work habits; and satisfactory completion, as a condition of probation, of all training prescribed by POST.
Good health, emotional maturity, and stability; sound physical condition; freedom from any physical, mental, or emotional condition or limitation that would interfere with the full performance of the essential duties of positions in these classifications; effective use of both hands; strength; endurance and agility necessary to cope with the demands of the job; normal hearing sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job; normal vision or corrected to normal; and weight proportional to age and height.
Minimum age requirement at time of appointment: 21 years.
Citizenship Requirement: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(a), in order to be a peace officer, a person must be either a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. Citizenship. Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his/her application for citizenship is denied.
Felony Disqualification: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1029, persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as peace officers except as provided under Welfare and Institutions Code, Division 2, Chapter 3, Article 8, Section 1179(b), or Division 2.5, Chapter 1, Article 4, Section 1772(b). Except as provided for by these statutes, persons convicted of a felony are not eligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in this class.
Firearm Conviction Disqualification: Anyone who is restricted for employment-related purposes from accessing, possessing, carrying, receiving, or having under his/her control a firearm or ammunition under all applicable State or Federal laws is ineligible for appointment to any position in these classifications.
Firearm Requirement: Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as defined in the amended Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 are disqualified from appointment to these classifications.
Background Investigation: Pursuant to Government Code 1031, persons successful in peace officer examinations shall be required to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
Medical Requirement: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, persons appointed to a peace officer class shall undergo a medical examination to determine that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job safely and effectively.
Psychological Screening: Government Code Section 1031(f) and POST Regulation 1002(a)(7) require psychological screening of applicants for peace officer classifications.
POST Training Requirements: Under Penal Code Section 832, successful completion of a training course in laws of arrest, search and seizure, and in firearms and chemical agents is a requirement for permanent status in this classification.