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Inspector II, Department of Consumer Affairs (8833)

Inspector II, Department of Consumer Affairs

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: VV90
  • Class Code: 8833
  • Established: 11/19/1965
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: 11/23/1970


Under general direction, to assure compliance with the provisions of the Administrative and Business and Professions Codes and (1) in an assigned geographic area or small field office, to act as a field representative of the Department, and to conduct independent inspections in all activities assigned to the Division of Investigation, Department of Consumer Affairs, including the most difficult and complex assignments; or (2) to assist an Inspector 111, Department of Consumer Affairs, in the supervision and administration of a larger district; or (3) to act as a leadperson and provide training for lower level inspection staff; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Assigns, trains, and supervises staff, and plans, organizes and performs the work of inspecting businesses and professional activities for compliance with laws, rules and regulations contained in the Administrative and Business and Professions Codes; acts as a field representative for the Department and interprets and explains the provisions of laws, rules, regulations, and policies to field inspectors, licensees, and the general public; examines records, takes samples for physical and chemical evaluations, collects data and reports facts; prepares cases and appears in court or at administrative hearings; evaluates the performance of the staff and recommends appropriate action; reviews and evaluates reports and prepares workload statistics; makes or participates in the more difficult field inspections and investigations; works closely with and secures the confidence of Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience performing the duties of an Inspector @, Department of Consumer Affairs, in the California state service.


Inspector II, Department of Consumer Affairs 2-





Three years of experience with a governmental agency in one or a combination of the following:


1. Inspection of business establishments for compliance with laws, rules, regulations and standards. or


2. In law enforcement which has included some investigation work. (Equivalent to completion of two years of college with at least 12 units in police science or criminology may be substituted for two years of the required experience.) and and twelfth grade.




Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for- year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: State laws, rules, and regulations regarding individuals and businesses licensed by various agencies with the Department of Consumer Affairs; laws of arrest and rules of evidence and procedures followed in court and administrative hearings; inspection techniques and procedures; the techniques of identifying, preserving and presenting evidence; practices and problems of the barber, cosmetology, dry cleaning, furniture and bedding industry, veterinary hospitals and yacht and ship brokerage establishments. Familiarity with principles and techniques of supervision and training.


Ability to: Interpret and apply to specific cases provisions of the laws, rules, or regulations enforced or administered; review and evaluate the work of others and give guidance and counsel in work methods and procedures; speak effectively and prepare complete and concise reports; establish and maintain cooperative relations with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, analyze data and draw sound conclusions; think and act quickly in emergencies; deal with the public in a courteous and fair-minded manner.

Special Personal and Physical Characteristics

Ability to walk long distances; willingness to work odd and irregular hours in various locations throughout the State; keenness of observation; and neat personal appearance.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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