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.

Current DFPI Career Opportunities

  • ASSOCIATE PERSONNEL ANALYST   
    Division of Human Resources
    Location – Sacramento
    Permanent – Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 11/13/20
    JC- 221710/ RPA# 19 – OMB0011

  • ATTORNEY III
    Legal Division
    Location –San Francisco
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 10/30/2020
    JC-220195/ RPA# 20-OOL0009
  • ATTORNEY V
    Enforcement Division
    Location – Los Angeles & San Diego
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 10/30/2020
    JC-220193/ RPA# 20-ENF0005
  • FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINER
    Division of Corporations’ Financial Services
    Office, Escrow Regulatory Unit
    Location – Los Angeles
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 11/2/2020
    JC-220790/ RPA# 20-FSD0007
  • SENIOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINER   
    Division of Financial Institutions/Banks
    Location – San Diego
    Permanent – Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 11/6/20
    JC- 221648/ RPA# 20 – BAN0010

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Current DFPI Exam Opportunities

Current DFPI Executive Career Opportunities

Governors Appointment:

  • SENIOR DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION
    • This individual will manage and lead the Consumer Financial Protection Division’s research, education and outreach arm of the DFPI in educating and empowering consumers to make better informed financial decisions to reduce debt and build wealth and will oversee the registration and supervision of new classes of covered persons to ensure a level playing field for all companies operating responsibly in California.
    • Salary: $12,865.00 – $14,334.00
    • Window for applying – October 6, 2020 to October 21, 2020

    Interested applicants must complete and file an appointment application online with the Office of the Governor. 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/.

    In order to apply for this position at this time you must select: Business Oversight, Sr Dep Commissioner Div of Fin Instit from the drop down menu on the Governors Office Appointments Application page until the title can be updated.

Career Executive Appointment:

  • DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
    • This individual will lead the Office of Financial Technology Innovation and is primarily responsible for monitoring emerging technologies and trends in California’s financial services industry and supporting responsible innovation efforts.
    • CEA B Salary: $10,360.00 – $12,341.00
    • Window for applying – October 6, 2020 to October 30, 2020
  • ASSISTANT DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, SUPERVISION AND REGISTRATION OF NEW COVERED PERSONS
    • This individual will direct risk based examinations of new classes of covered persons offering financial products or services to Californians ultimately enabling the Department to fulfill its obligation to ensure New Covered Persons comply with the California Consumer Financial Protection Law thereby ensuring robust consumer protection and preserving the integrity of state’s financial services landscape.
    • CEA A Salary: $7,442.00 – $10,696.00
    • Window for applying – October 6, 2020 to October 30, 2020

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 27, 2020 @ 9:48 am