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Examinations

In order to apply for a job with the Department of Justice, most individuals with no prior state service must first take an exam. The section below includes information about current examinations being given by the Department. If you have additional questions after reviewing this information, please call our Testing and Selection Unit at (916) 324-5039.

Please note that many exams for classifications used by the Department are given by the California Department of Human Resources and can be accessed at jobs.ca.gov . For more information about applying for jobs, visit
Getting a State Job.

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CAREER EXECUTIVE ASSIGNMENT (C.E.A.) EXAMINATIONS

Applications are now being accepted for the following open examination. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications by the final filing date as stated on the examination bulletin will not be admitted to the examination. Please click on the examination title to view the examination bulletin.

Examination Location Cut-off Date
Chief Assistant Attorney General, Division of Criminal Law Sacramento Friday, September 26, 2014


CONTINUOUS FILING OPEN EXAMINATIONS

If you meet the minimum qualifications for a position listed below and would like to pursue a career at the Attorney General’s Office, California Department of Justice, you can be notified when testing is scheduled by submitting an Examination Request Form.

Examinations are scheduled as needed. After taking a scheduled examination, you would be placed on an "eligible list" from which we are able to make hiring decisions.

Since eligibility lists apply only to positions in specific locations, you will want to carefully note details in the examination bulletin. Click on the job titles below to view minimum qualifications, the specific location of the position, examination location and other information.

NOTE: If a cut-off date is shown for a continuous filing exam, submission of the application after that date will not be accepted for the current examination, but will be held for the next scheduled examination.

Examination Location Cut-off Date
Criminalist Statewide Continuous Filing
Criminalist Manager Statewide Continuous Filing
Criminalist, Senior Statewide Continuous Filing
Criminalist Supervisor Statewide Continuous Filing
Deputy Attorney General Statewide Continuous Filing
Deputy Attorney General III Statewide Continuous Filing
Graduate Legal Assistant Statewide Continuous Filing
Investigative Auditor II Statewide Continuous Filing
Investigative Auditor III Statewide Continuous Filing
Laboratory Technician - Criminalistics Statewide Filing Temporarily Closed
Legal Analyst Statewide Continuous Filing
Legal Secretary Statewide Continuous Filing
Senior Legal Analyst Statewide Continuous Filing
Special Agent, DOJ Statewide Continuous Filing
Special Agent Trainee, DOJ Statewide Filing Temporarily Closed

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OTHER OPEN EXAMINATIONS

Applications are now being accepted for the following open examination. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications by the final filing date as stated on the examination bulletin will not be admitted to the examination. Please click on the examination title to view the examination bulletin.

No Other Open Examinations are being offered at this time.

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CONTINUOUS FILING PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS

Applications are now being accepted on a continuous basis for the following departmental promotional examinations. Applicants must have a permanent civil service appointment with the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice. Applicants not meeting promotional requirements will not be admitted to the examination. Exams are scheduled as needed by the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice.

NOTE: If a cut-off date is shown for a continuous filing exam, submission of the applications after that date will not be accepted for the current examination, but will be held for the next scheduled examination. Eligible lists established as a result of these examinations are only used for the location(s) specified. Please click on the examination title for more detailed information.

Examination Location Cut-off Date
Associate Personnel Analyst Sacramento Continuous Filing
Staff Services Analyst - Transfer Exam Sacramento Continuous Filing
Supervising Deputy Attorney General Statewide Continuous Filing

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OTHER PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS

Applications are now being accepted for the following departmental promotional examinations. Applicants must have a permanent civil service appointment with the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice. Applicants not meeting promotional requirements will not be admitted to the examination. Please click on the examination title to view the examination bulletin.

No Other Promotional Examinations are being offered at this time.

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RESOURCES

Create your Profile

In order to apply for a Department of Justice or other state agency examination, you must create a profile on the new State Personnel Board Online Employment Center at jobs.ca.gov.

Applications created before September 28, 2009 will only be available for reference. If you are having problems creating a new online profile, please review these step by step instructions, pdf.

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