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ABOLISHED 07/06/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-25 - License Inspector (Seasonal) (8556)

ABOLISHED 07/06/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-25 - License Inspector (Seasonal)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: VJ14
  • Class Code: 8556
  • Established: 07/10/1985
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general supervision, as a seasonal employee, to do routine inspection and enforcement work in connection with the California Horse Racing Board's enforcement program; and to do other related work.

Job Characteristics

Positions in the class of License Inspector (Seasonal) may be assigned a variety of tasks to assist permanent staff in the development of background information on applicants for various horse racing permits, and the inspection of race tracks, barns and related properties. Positions in this class do not require the same degree of knowledge, skill, and experience required of permanent employees in the journey person investigator class of Special Investigator.

Typical Tasks

Interviews perspective applicants, determines if they have arrest and conviction records that would prohibit the issuance of a license to participate in any phase of horse racing activity; checks criminal background, may fingerprint applicants; inspects race tracks, barns, related facilities and equipment to make sure they are in compliance with California Horse Racing Board guidelines for safety and security; checks for the proper posting of fire hazard signs; checks into complaints regarding the financial responsibility of horse racing personnel, and makes sure those complaints are resolved appropriately; and may assist permanent Special Investigators in making major investigations for the State stewards.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


(1) Equivalent to completion of two years (60 semester hours) of college with a major in police science or law enforcement; or (2) Possession of a Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate.



Two years of licensing and regulation work which would have included checking the background and arrest records of applicants or the inspection of documents.



Two years of experience as a police officer, or other law enforcement personnel, performing investigation work as part of a regular enforcement activity.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Investigation techniques and procedures, search and seizure and legal rights of citizens.


Ability to: Interpret and apply laws and regulations to specific situations; gather and analyze facts; reason logically, draw valid conclusions; and participate effectively in investigations and interviews.

Special Personal Characteristics

Aptitude for investigative work; keenness of detail; and willingness to work unusual hours and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

  Updated: 10/4/2017
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