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ABOLISHED 04/12/2018 PER PAY LETTER 18-10 - Chief of Investigations, Board of Prison Terms (9746)

ABOLISHED 04/12/2018 PER PAY LETTER 18-10 - Chief of Investigations, Board of Prison Terms

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: XE12
  • Class Code: 9746
  • Established: 02/28/1979
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: 01/01/1980


Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, and direct the work of the Board of Prison Terms, Investigation Section, involved in the conduct of clemency and other investigations required by the Governor and by the Board of Prison Terms; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of investigators employed by the Board of Prison Terms; formulates policy and procedures relative to the investigation programs of the Board of Prison Terms; represents the Governor's Clemency Secretary, the Advisory Pardon Board, and the Board of Prison Terms in contacts with the Supreme Court, Attorney General, members of the Legislature, Superior Court Judges, and other State departments; establishes and maintains working relationships with Judges, District Attorneys, Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police, Public Defenders, and Probation Departments; functions as liaison with institutions, Parole and Community Service Division, and related law enforcement agencies including intelligence sources of the Attorney General and the FBI on investigation matters; establishes procedures and conducts training sessions for local agencies on the conduct of Certificate of Rehabilitation investigations, and on any other mutual and respective problem; directly conducts or supervises the most complex and sensitive investigations; prepares reports and correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of experience in California state service performing investigative duties for the Board of Prison Terms in a class comparable in level of responsibility to a Parole Agent III, Adult Parole.



Experience: Three years of investigative experience in civil or criminal law enforcement work in a governmental agency, at least one year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Purpose, activities, rules, and regulations of the Board of Prison Terms and the Department of Corrections; investigation techniques and procedures; rules of evidence, court procedure, laws of arrest, search and seizure; principles and methods of conducting investigations and obtaining evidence; principles and practices and techniques in rehabilitating antisocial persons; training techniques, principles and methods of correctional administration; principles and techniques of personnel management and supervision.


Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct complex investigations and coordinate the activities of a statewide staff; coordinate investigatory work with related activities of Federal, State and local agencies; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with law enforcement and other governmental agencies; plan, organize and direct an in service training program; gather and prepare evidence; identify and take corrective administrative action on specific problems; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; speak and write effectively.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to travel throughout the State and work irregular hours; tact; keenness of observation; normal vision or vision corrected to normal.

  Updated: 5/15/2018
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