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 2024 Department of Justice Examination 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 Final Filing Date
C.E.A., Level B – Bureau Director, Technology Support Bureau, California Justice Information Services Division (C.E.A., B) Sacramento Tuesday, June 25, 2024
C.E.A., Level B – Senior Assistant Attorney General, Tort and Condemnation Section, Civil Law Division (C.E.A., B) Statewide Monday, July 8, 2024

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
Crime Analyst I Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Crime Analyst II Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Crime Analyst III Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Criminalist Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Crime Analyst Supervisor 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
Deputy Attorney General IV Statewide Weekly N/A
Deputy Attorney General Supervisor Statewide Weekly N/A
Field Representative, DOJ Statewide Tuesday, October 29, 2024 October 2024
Investigative Auditor II Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Investigative Auditor III Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Investigative Auditor IV Statewide August 30, 2024 August 2024
Security Officer I, DOJ Sacramento Monday, July 1, 2024 November 2024
Special Agent, DOJ Statewide Monthly N/A
Special Agent Trainee, DOJ Statewide Tuesday, July 9, 2024 November 2024

OTHER OPEN EXAMINATIONS

Examination Location Final Filing Date
Administrative Assistant I Statewide Friday, June 28, 2024

CONTINUOUS FILING PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS

No Continuous Filing Promotional Examinations are being offered at this time.

OTHER PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS

No Other Promotional Examinations are being offered at this time.

2024 Department of Justice Examination Plan

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