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Careers

Thank you for your interest in employment with the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI). We offer a broad range of professional career paths and we hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with us!

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

  • COMMISSIONER
    Department of Financial Protection and Innovation
    • With a team of more than 700 employees and a budget of $135 million, the DFPI Commissioner is responsible for setting policy direction that inspires and motivates a diverse staff that includes financial examiners, licensing experts, lawyers, customer service representatives, administrative and IT staff, and others. This person will collaborate with professionals from the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) who are acting on critical issues in housing policy, civil rights, and more. Working with the BCSH Secretary, the Commissioner will make recommendations to the Governor’s Office, meet with critical stakeholders, and represent the department during congressional and state legislative hearings, national conventions, media interviews, and more.
    • The online appointment application may be obtained directly from the Office of the Governor’s website at: https://www.gov.ca.gov/application-for-appointment. Select the position title “Financial Protect Innov Dept, Commissioner”.
    • Annual Salary: $206,795

Current DFPI Executive Career Opportunities

  • Career Executive Assignment (CEA) :
    • There are no current CEA opportunities at this time.  We encourage you to check back soon.
    • Learn more about the CEA recruitment process (PDF).

Current DFPI Career Opportunities

  • ACCOUNTANT TRAINEE
    Administration Division – Accounting Office
    Location – Sacramento
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 10/21/2021
    JC-272071/RPA#21-FMO0001
  • ATTORNEY III
    Legal
    Location – Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 10/27/2021
    JC-272173/RPA# 21-OLL0010
  • FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS MANAGER
    CFP, Supervision & Registration of New Covered Persons
    Location – Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 10/27/2021
    JC-273049/RPA#21-CFP0031
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST I
    Executive Office, Information Technology Office
    Location – Sacramento
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 10/20/2021
    JC-271670/RPA# 21-ITO0005
  • SENIOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINER
    Financial Institutions, Money Transmitters
    Location – Los Angeles or San Francisco
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 11/03/2021
    JC-273613(LA), JC-274593(SF)/RPA#21-MTA0002

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Current DFPI Exam Opportunities

CalCareers OnLine Exam-Assessment Opportunities

For a complete listing of exam-assessment opportunities with the State of California, please visit CalCareers at www.jobs.ca.gov.

Search for a specific exam-assessment via  Exam / Assessment Search on CalCareers .

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Veterans' Preference

Veterans' Preference can be applied to a veteran's eligibility for qualifying open and non-promotional examinations.

To determine if the exam being administered qualifies for Veterans' Preference, please review the examination bulletin. Veterans' Preference will be awarded as follows:

Any veteran, widow or widower of a veteran, or spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran, who achieves a passing score in an entrance examination, shall be ranked in the top rank of the resulting eligibility list. Any veteran who has been dishonorably discharged or released is not eligible for Veterans' Preference.

An entrance examination is defined, under the law, as any open competitive examination.

Veterans' Preference is not granted once a person achieves permanent civil service status.

For more information about Veterans' Preference, please visit CalCareer's Veterans' Preference page: (https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHRPublic/Landing/Jobs/Veteransinformation.aspx)

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The U.S. Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on eligible federal student loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments are made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for the State of California.

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Last updated: Oct 20, 2021 @ 3:36 pm