Getting A State Job
In order to gain employment with the California Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice (DOJ), you must follow several steps, in accordance with the California State Civil Service process. These steps are as follows:
- Becoming reachable on a list
- Locating a vacant position
- Participating in a hiring interview
- Passing Medical Examinations (if required)
- Pass a pre-employment drug test (if required)
- Pass a background clearance
- Complete probationary period
Each of these steps are explained in more detail below. Obtaining employment with DOJ through methods other than the examination process (e.g., transfers or reinstatements), may require steps not identified in this section.
If you are interested in the Welfare to Work program, contact the local county welfare department listed under the County Government section of the telephone book. In Sacramento, contact the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance. Information may also be available through the Employment Development Department.
For more information about the examination and civil service process you may wish to visit the following Internet pages maintained by the State Personnel Board:
If you have any questions, please contact the:
DOJ Personnel Programs Office (916) 323-5580