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 2019 Department of Justice Exam 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 Cut-off Date
Senior Assistant Attorney General, Environment Section (C.E.A., B) Sacramento County Monday, February 03, 2020

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 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
Investigative Auditor II Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Investigative Auditor III Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Special Agent Statewide Monday, December 30 , 2019 Friday, February 28, 2019
Special Agent Trainee Statewide September 23, 2019 March 2020

OTHER OPEN EXAMINATIONS

Applications are now being accepted for the following open examinations. 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. Exams are scheduled as needed and only when requested by Department of Justice programs.

Examination Location Cut-off Date
Latent Print Analyst I and II Statewide Friday, February 21, 2020

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 or other promotional eligibility requirements as specified on the examination bulletin or they will not be admitted to the examination. Exams are scheduled as needed and only when requested by Department of Justice programs.

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
Associate Personnel Analyst Sacramento Monday, December 02, 2019 May 2020
Deputy Attorney General IV Statewide Wednesday, October 16, 2019 October 2020
Program Technician III - Memo Cancelled
Special Agent (Promotional) Statewide Monday, September 9, 2019 March 2020
Staff Services Analyst Transfer Exam Statewide Tuesday, January 21, 2020 July 2020
Supervising Deputy Attorney General Friday, February 07, 2020 February 2021

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 or other promotional eligibility requirements as specified on the examination bulletin or they will not be admitted to the examination. Please click on the examination title to view the examination bulletin.


No Other Promotional Examinations are being offered at this time.

2020 Department of Justice Examination Plan

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