Learn How to Become a Bureau of Investigations Special Investigator

Seeking Special Investigators

California is a leader in occupational safety and health and has the largest state OSHA plan nationwide. Cal/OSHA's Bureau of Investigations (BOI) is currently hiring Special Investigators statewide.

The Bureau of Investigations is responsible under Labor Code section 6315 for the following:

  • Investigating employee fatality and serious injury cases
  • Preparing and referring cases to local and state prosecutors for criminal prosecution

District attorneys can prosecute employers under Labor Code section 6423 or 6425 for knowingly, negligently, or willfully violating an occupational safety or health standard. Criminal sanctions can include monetary fines and imprisonment in a county jail or state prison.

Learn more about Cal/OSHA's mission to improve the health and safety of working people in California and the safety of passengers riding in elevators, amusement rides, and tramways on the Cal/OSHA webpage.

More information about how to become a Special Investigator at Cal/OSHA, is provided in the specific job postings.

Click here for a list of current Special Investigator job postings.


The BOI unit offers hybrid telework schedules and as an employee of the State of California, you will also receive generous benefits, including retirement and health, dental, and vision insurance. Cal/OSHA prides itself in being able to provide its staff with public transit discounts and unbeatable work-life balance.

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications, possess strong analytical and communication skills, be able to prioritize tasks and meet multiple demands and deadlines. Bilingual and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

To see a full list of benefits visit the Cal/HR benefits page.

Have questions? Want to learn more?

Please contact DIRJobs@dir.ca.gov

March 2024