The Special Agent Trainee position is used for the recruitment and development of individuals with a four-year degree who seek to gain investigative law enforcement experience. As a full time peace officer, you will receive comprehensive, on-the-job training in the application of the principles and techniques of conducting civil, criminal, or narcotic investigations and enforcement activities for the DOJ. Upon successful completion of one year as a Special Agent Trainee, Special Agent Trainee's may qualify for promotion to Special Agent.
The Department of Justice’s Special Agents dismantle criminal street gangs, investigate the proliferation of illegal drugs, weapons and human trafficking, and bring the most dangerous criminals to justice across California. Special 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.