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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.

Current DFPI Executive Career Opportunities

  • Deputy Commissioner, Communications. The DFPI’s expert in media and public relations and consumer outreach. A Governor’s appointee, the communications deputy commissioner develops and implements the department’s strategic communication plan to support its mission, goals, and objectives. Manages a diverse team to efficiently execute a variety of initiatives and campaigns. Desirable candidates will have leadership-level reporting or media relations experience and an ability to develop strong relationships with external stakeholders and community-based organizations. Salary approx. $132-148K. Applicants are encouraged by May 27, 2022. Interested candidates can contact Chief Deputy Commissioner Chris Shultz at 916-576-8562 with questions. For more information, see job description (PDF).

    Interested parties should do both of the following:

    • Complete the Governor’s Office Appointment application at https://www.gov.ca.gov/appointments/
    • Email a PDF of your completed Governor’s Office application and your resume to Chris.Shultz@dfpi.ca.gov.
  • 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 Exam Opportunities

Current DFPI Career Opportunities

  • ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST
    Communications Division
    Location – Sacramento
    Permanent/Fulltime – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 5/25/2022
    JC-306551/RPA# 21-CMM0010
  • FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINER
    Enforcement Division
    Location –Sacramento, San Francisco, or Los Angeles
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 6/6/2022
    JC-308081/RPA# 21-ENF0032
  • FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINER
    Financial Institutions, Banking
    Location – Los Angeles
    Permanent/Full Time – Multiple
    Final Filing Date – 06/07/2022
    JC-308631/RPAs# 20-BAN0026/21-BAN0014
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST II
    Information Technology Office
    Location – Sacramento
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – Until Filled
    JC-297864/RPA# 21-ITO0013
  • SENIOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EXAMINER (COMPLAINTS)
    Broker-Dealer Investments Advisers Office
    Location – Sacramento, San Francisco, or Los Angeles
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 6/2/2022
    JC-306868/RPA# 21-BDI0015
  • STAFF SERVICES ANALYST (GENERAL)
    Broker-Dealer Investments Adviser Division
    Location – Sacramento
    Limited Term/Full-Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 5/30/2022
    JC-305091/RPA# 21-BDI0014
  • STAFF SERVICES ANALYST
    Administration Division, Human Resources Office
    Location – Sacramento
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 5/25/2022
    JC-306817/RPA# 21-HRO0024
  • STAFF SERVICES ANALYST (GENERAL)
    Broker-Dealer Investments Adviser Division
    Location – Sacramento
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 5/30/2022
    JC-304784/RPA# 21-BDI0017
  • STAFF SERVICES MANAGER I
    Communications Office
    Location – Sacramento
    Permanent/Full Time – 1 position
    Final Filing Date – 6/1/2022
    JC-308007/RPA# CMM0009

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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: May 23, 2022 @ 1:38 pm