FRAUD INVESTIGATOR Job at Department of Consumer Affairs, Sonoma County, CA

  • Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Sonoma County, CA

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is currently recruiting for a Special Investigator in the Enforcement Division’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team unit.  

This position is located in SANTA ROSA .

Under the general direction of the Supervising Special Investigator I (Non-Peace Officer), the incumbent is assigned to the Joint Enforcement Strike Force (JESF) and may be assigned to the Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) and functions independently to perform a wide variety of tasks focusing on proactive enforcement of laws relating to unlicensed activity and fraudulent activity by licensed contractors.

Please refer to the “Application Instructions” and “Additional Instructions” sections below for information on how to apply.

In all job functions, employees are responsible for creating an inclusive, safe, and secure work environment that values diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences, and is free from discrimination. Employees are expected to provide all members of the public equitable services and treatment, collaborate with underserved communities and tribal governments, and work toward improving outcomes for all Californians.

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Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.

  • Incumbent in this position will be required to submit fingerprints to the Department of Justice for criminal history background clearance and be cleared before hiring.
  • The incumbent shall participate in the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Employer Pull Notice Program (EPN), which is a process for providing the Department with a report showing the driver’s current public record as recorded by the DMV, and any subsequent convictions, failures to appear, accidents, driver’s license suspensions, driver’s license revocations, or any other actions taken against the driving privilege or license, added to the driver’s DMV record.
  • This position is subject to Title 16, section 3830 of the California Code of Regulations, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Conflict of Interest Regulations. The incumbent is required to submit a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) within 30 days of assuming office, annually by April 1st, and within 30 days of leaving office.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to act independently with flexibility and tact; willingness to work odd and irregular hours; good memory for names, faces, and incidents; willingness to travel. The incumbent is required to travel throughout an assigned geographical area by various methods of transportation and may travel outside of an assigned geographical area involving trips of up to several hundred miles from the assigned office, and overnight stays up to several days. The incumbent must also possess a valid driver license, a good driving record, and is expected to drive vehicles safely.


Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment. Detailed benefit information including health, dental, vision, retirement, etc. can be found at .


If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications, as specified in the classification specification (), please include a copy of your degree or unofficial transcripts with your application package.

Please be aware that if you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications and are selected for the position, you will be required to submit official sealed transcripts.

DO NOT include confidential information such as social security numbers, date of birth, marital status, equal employment opportunity data, examination scores, and LEAP information.

Electronic applications through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended.

Using the online application system as specified in the announcement is the preferred method of applying for civil service job opportunities; however, applicants may instead apply by way of U.S. mail, parcel delivery or courier service, or in person, as set forth in this announcement.

Applicants who wish to submit hard copy applications shall use the most current version of the State application (STD. 678).

Applicants who fail to submit the most current version of the STD. 678 may be disqualified. 

Employment information on the STD 678 MUST be complete with dates, duties and responsibilities, and contact names and phone numbers of supervisors. Failure to submit a completed STD 678 may result in you being screened out.  Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

Multiple positions may become available.

Electronic Submission:
Application and any applicable required documents may be submitted electronically through CalCareers account. The application packages must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement.

U.S Postal Service Mail:
Application and any applicable required documents may be submitted by mail. The envelope must be postmarked before or on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement.

Hand Delivery:
Application and any applicable required documents may be hand delivered by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement. Application packages postmarked, personally delivered, or received via interagency mail after 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date will not be accepted for any reason. Do not submit applications to the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR).  Please note: The drop-off location may be non-operational on weekends and holidays .

Please note that the CalCareer system will not allow you to make changes to your application information once it is submitted. If you have any updates to your online application after you have submitted it, please contact . For all other questions regarding your CalHR Cal Careers account, you may contact the Cal Career Unit at (866) 844-8671.

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Permanent employment, Full time, For contractors, Night shift, Weekend work,

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