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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 2023 Department of Justice Examination Plan, pdf.
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|
|Senior Assistant Attorney General, Charitable Trusts Section (Public Rights Division), (C.E.A., B)||United States||Wednesday, May 31, 2023|
|Senior Assistant Attorney General, Police Practices Section (Public Rights Division), (C.E.A., B)||United States||Friday, June 2, 2023|
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|
|Field Representative, DOJ||Statewide||Wednesday, March 29, 2023||October, 2023|
|Investigative Auditor II||Statewide||Continuous Filing||Online, 24/7|
|Investigative Auditor III||Statewide||Continuous Filing||Online, 24/7|
|Investigative Auditor IV||Statewide||Thursday, April 13, 2023||Friday, October 20, 2023|
|Security Officer I||Sacramento||Tuesday, April 25, 2023|
|Senior Criminalist||Statewide||Monday, October 10, 2022||TBD|
|Special Agent||Statewide||Friday, January 27, 2023||Monthly|
|Special Agent Trainee||Statewide||Friday, January 27, 2023||Friday, July 28, 2023|
|Supervising Deputy Attorney General||Statewide||Weekly||N/A|
|No Other Open Examinations are being offered at this time.|
|No Continuous Filing Promotional Examinations are being offered at this time.|
|No Other Promotional Examinations are being offered at this time.|