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ABOLISHED 01/15/2019 PER PAY LETTER 19-04 - Director, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice, CEA (8684)

Director, Division of Law Enforcement, Department of Justice, CEA

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: VD03
  • Class Code: 8684
  • Established: 10/21/1986
  • Revised: 09/05/2013
  • Title Changed: --
  • CEA Established: 10/21/1986


Under direction of the Chief Deputy Attorney General, plans, organizes, and directs the work of the Division of Law Enforcement; and does other related work.

Typical Tasks

As a member of the Attorney General's Executive Staff, participates with other division chiefs and other Executive Staff members in developing departmental policy; develops and directs the implementation of policy for the Division of Law Enforcement; serves as a member of the Department's legislative review committee, develops strategy for the Department's Legislative Program, and meets regularly with legislators to represent the Attorney General; meets and confers regularly with directors of other State departments and local and Federal law enforcement officials on key projects involving statewide law enforcement issues; authorizes and directs investigations of constitutional officers, legislators, Governor's appointees, local elected members of boards of supervisors, and chiefs of police and sheriffs resulting from complaints of political corruption or bribery; represents the Attorney General on various executive boards such as California Peace Officers Association, the California Council of Criminal Justice, and the Governor's Emergency Council; serves as Executive Director of the Attorney General's Commission on Narcotics; serves as chair of the policy committee advising the Western States Information Network; serves as a member of the Department's Incompatible Activities Review Committee; and organizes, develops training programs for, and conducts zone meetings called periodically by the Attorney General to share information with statewide law enforcement officials.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:  Two years of managerial and administrative experience in the California state service directing a major law enforcement agency in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to an Assistant Bureau Chief, Division of Law Enforcement, in the Department of Justice, performing duties which involve substantial responsibility for policy formulation, program planning, organizational coordination and control, and fiscal and personnel management of a major law enforcement agency.

Knowledge and Abilities


Knowledge of:  The organization and functions of California State government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; personnel management; techniques of the Department's or agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s/supervisor’s responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.



Ability to:  Plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures, and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislative and Executive Branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; prepare and review reports; and effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

  Updated: 2/1/2019
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