How to apply

Ready to start a career in public service? DOJ is part of the merit-based California State Civil Service process, which ensures we only hire and promote the best candidates based on their skills and qualifications. So in order to apply with our department, you’ll need to follow a few basic steps so we can assess what opportunities we can offer you. We even have dedicated recruiters to help guide you through the application process and help find your career path with our department.

How to Apply


Learn About Us

Find out why DOJ is a great place to work.


Tell Us About You

Share your qualifications with us through an assessment.


Apply Online

Applying is easier than ever. Submit your application online today!

We’ve made a commitment to ensuring that applying to our department is simple and easy. You can now use our 3-step process to search for opportunities, complete assessments, and apply to vacancies online. Need help? Don’t worry, we have recruiters dedicated to ensuring the application process is as easy as possible. Simply contact a DOJ Recruiter today to get started!

Search for More


Search for examinations and find out how you can become eligible today.

Job Vacancies

Join our team. View our current careeropportunities.

Events and Job Fairs

Join us at an upcoming recruiting event to learn more about careers at the DOJ.

Whether you’re a student looking for an internship or an experienced professional looking to advance your career in public service, our department has a place for you. We understand you may not be familiar with civil service processes, so we’ve made a commitment to walking you through the application process, every step of the way. Our recruiters are here to help!

Learn more about the Department of Justice

About Us

We have over 4,500 employees who are engaged in a variety of law enforcement and legal services.

Compensation and Benefits

The Department o f Justice employees are members of the state civil service.

Equal Employment

We are committed to providing equal access to employment.

Green Office

We are committed to sustainable business practices.