The Los Angeles Fire Department is a full-spectrum life safety agency protecting more
than four million people who live, work and play in America’s second largest city. The
Professional Standards Division is part of the Fire Chief’s office and is responsible for
the oversight of the LAFD’s internal disciplinary process. The Chief Special Investigator
serves as the Assistant Commanding Officer and will be responsible for supervising the
investigative responsibilities of a staff of civilian professional and sworn employees
engaged in disciplinary investigations.
Under the direction of a Fire Assistant Chief, the Chief Special Investigator performs the
• Assists in the overall strategy and quality of a disciplinary and Equal Employment
Opportunity investigations, reports and other standards of work performed by
PSD staff such as dispute resolution and advocacy;
• Lends expertise in the areas of investigations, interpretation and application of
employment laws and risk reduction;
• Prepares written statistical and interpretative reports and training materials
related to the review and recommendations of LAFD policies;
• Reviews all complaints submitted through the LAFD’s Complaint Tracking
System, as well as the overall productivity of the staff.
1. Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university and five years of
full-time paid experience conducting investigations in the areas of employee
discipline, discrimination, fraud, waste, abuse, law or other related field, at least
two years must be at supervisory level.
2. Valid driver’s license
How to apply
Electronic submittals are required. Interested candidates should immediately submit
a resume detailing applicable background and work experience, a City application
(which can be downloaded at http:/per.lacity.org/application.pdf), a cover letter of
interest, and three (3) work-related references (include name, job title, affiliation and
telephone number) to:
Los Angeles Fire Department
Personnel Services Section
The filing period will close 4:00PM on Friday, December 15th, 2023.
Questions can be directed to Nancie Arbogast at:
Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview for further evaluation.
*The position of Chief Special Investigator is an exempt, at-will, management position. The incumbent will
not accrue any civil service tenure or contractual employment rights in such position. The Chief Special
Investigator is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of the Fire Chief, and may also be removed
without finding of cause.
The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer