California Harbors And Navigation Code Section 703
(a) The director may, in accordance with the State Civil
Service Act (commencing with Section 18500 of the Government Code),
select, employ, and fix the compensation of such employees as may be
necessary properly to administer this article, provided that no
employee of the department shall have an interest for financial or
other personal gain in the business of a licensed broker as director,
stockholder, officer, member, agent, salesman, or employee.
(b) The director may prescribe the duties of all employees.
(c) The director may regulate and control the issuance, denial,
suspension, and revocation, both temporary and permanent, of the
licenses issued under this article.
(d) The director may perform all other acts and duties necessary
for the proper enforcement of this article.
(e) The director may institute proceedings in any court of
competent jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this article by
injunction or otherwise.
(f) The director or any member of the department may administer
oaths for the purpose of executing this article.
(g) The director may prescribe rules and regulations to carry this
article into effect in accordance with Chapter 4.5 (commencing with
Section 11371) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government
Code, and may authorize the department to establish branch offices in
such other cities as may be necessary for the proper administration
of this article.