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Special Agents are on the front lines of crime fighting. As you read this job announcement, the Department of Justice’s Special Agents are dismantling criminal street gangs, investigating the proliferation of illegal drugs, weapons and human trafficking, and bringing the most dangerous criminals to justice across California. That’s what a day in the life is as a Special Agent. Our agents conduct a wide variety of complex criminal investigations, enforce state gambling and firearm laws and regulations, work in forensic sciences, and train and educate other law enforcement personnel on the latest law enforcement techniques and technologies.
All applicants must pass the Special Agent examination which includes a Physical Ability Test (PAT) and a written test. Selectees must go on to complete an extensive background check which includes Polygraph, Psychological Screening, and Medical Examinations.
Being a Special Agent is embracing a lifelong career of overcoming challenges and making unbreakable bonds through amazing experiences daily.
You will become honorable, courageous, and committed to do whatever it takes to meet an objective and complete a diverse mission even under stress and in adverse conditions. You will develop keen attention to detail and remember names, faces, places, and incidents. You will be trained to work undercover, utilize specialized weaponry, and handle gruesome crime scenes involving persons of all ages. You must be a law-abiding citizen who exercises good judgement but is prepared to carry out peace officer duties using all appropriate means.
This opportunity should not be taken lightly. The Department of Justice Special Agent position requires significant commitment and dedication from you and your family, but it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
Making a positive difference in the lives of every day Californians is what drives you. Take pride in making that difference and serve the people and communities of California as a Special Agent for the California Department of Justice.
Minimum Qualifications are either:
Two years of experience as a peace officer* in an investigative assignment performing civil, criminal, or narcotics law enforcement work. (Patrol experience may be substituted for the required investigative experience on the basis of one year of patrol experience being equivalent to six months of investigative experience.)and Equivalent to completion of two years of college (60 semester units). (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required college education on a year-for-year basis.)
One year of experience as a peace officer* in an investigative assignment performing civil, criminal or narcotics law enforcement work. (Patrol experience may be substituted for the required investigative experience on the basis of one year of patrol experience being equivalent to six months of investigative experience.)and equivalent to graduation from college.
*AS DEFINED IN SECTIONS 830.1, 830.2, AND 830.3 OF THE CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE OR EQUIVALENT FEDERAL AND OUT-OF-STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $5,001.00 - $9,082.00 per month
- Law Enforcement: 4 years (Preferred)
- CA Basic POST or Equivalent (Required)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Flexible schedule
- Parental leave