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.
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.
|Director, Division of Law Enforcement, CEA||Sacramento||Monday, December 16, 2013|
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.
|Criminalist||Statewide||Friday, November 29, 2013|
|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||Wednesday, December 18, 2013|
|Legal Analyst, Senior||Statewide||Continuous Filing|
|Legal Secretary||Statewide||Monday, December 23, 2013|
|Special Agent, DOJ||Statewide||Filing Temporarily Closed|
|Special Agent Trainee, DOJ||Statewide||Filing Temporarily Closed|
|Supervising Deputy Attorney General||Statewide||Monday, November 25, 2013|
OTHER OPEN EXAMINATIONS
|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. 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.
|Associate Personnel Analyst||Sacramento||Tuesday, November 12, 2013|
|Staff Services Analyst - Transfer Exam||Sacramento||Continuous Filing|
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.
|Accounting Officer (Specialist)||Spot - Sacramento||Monday, December 23, 2013|