Assessments

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 Talent Acquisition & Analytics Unit at (916) 210-6021.

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.
The yearly Examination Plan can be accessed at 2019 Department of Justice Exam Plan, pdf.

Career Executive Assignment (C.E.A) Examinations

Applications are now being accepted for the following C.E.A. examinations. Applicants do not need prior civil service experience to take these examinations, however they should meet the Desirable Qualifications as identified on the examination bulletin. Please click on the position title to view the examination bulletin. The examination for C.E.A. positions is the evaluation of a Statement of Qualifications. A template is available on how to complete the Statement of Qualifications.

Examination Location Cut-off Date
Bureau Director, Bureau of Firearms, (C.E.A. B) Sacramento County Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Chief Assistant Attorney General, Public Rights Division (C.E.A. B) Sacramento County Monday, July 25th, 2019

CONTINUOUS FILING OPEN EXAMINATIONS

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: Regarding the cut-off date for a continuous examinations, submission of the application after that date will not be accepted for the current examination, but will be held for the next scheduled examination (see Next Estimated Cut-off Date column.

Examination Location Cut-off Date Next Estimated Cut-off Date
Criminal Identification Specialist I Sacramento Monday, February 11, 2019 N/A
Criminal Identification Specialist II Statewide Tuesday, February 19, 2019 N/A
Criminalist Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Deputy Attorney General Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Deputy Attorney General III Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Investigative Auditor II Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Investigative Auditor III Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Special Agent Statewide Wednesday, April 10, 2019 July 8, 2019
Special Agent Trainee Statewide September 23, 2019 March 2020

OTHER OPEN EXAMINATIONS

Applications are now being accepted for the following open examinations. 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. Exams are scheduled as needed and only when requested by Department of Justice programs.

No Other Open Examinations are being offered at this time.

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 or other promotional eligibility requirements as specified on the examination bulletin or they will not be admitted to the examination. Exams are scheduled as needed and only when requested by Department of Justice programs.

NOTE: Regarding the cut-off date for a continuous examinations, submission of the application after that date will not be accepted for the current examination, but will be held for the next scheduled examination (see Next Estimated Cut-off Date column.

Examination Location Cut-off Date Next Estimated Cut-off Date
Associate Personnel Analyst Sacramento Wednesday, May 29, 2019 November 2019
Program Technician III Statewide Thursday, May 30th, 2019 November 2019
Supervising Deputy Attorney General Statewide Friday, April 19, 2019 October 2019
Staff Services Analyst Transfer Exam Statewide Friday, August 2, 2019 January 2020

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 or other promotional eligibility requirements as specified on the examination bulletin or they will not be admitted to the examination. Please click on the examination title to view the examination bulletin.

Examination Location Final filing date
Investigative Auditor IV (Specialist) Statewide Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Investigative Auditor IV (Supervisor) Statewide Wednesday, July 31, 2019

2019 Department of Justice Examination Plan

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