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 2024 Department of Justice Examination 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 Final Filing Date
C.E.A., Level B – Senior Assistant Attorney General, Healthcare Rights and Access Section, Public Rights Division (C.E.A., B) Statewide Tuesday, April 22, 2024
C.E.A., Level A – Firearms Information Technology System Modernization Project Director, California Justice Information Services Division (C.E.A., A) Sacramento Thursday, April 25, 2024
C.E.A., Level B – Assistant Chief, California Justice Information Services Division, (C.E.A. B) Sacramento Friday, April 26, 2024
C.E.A., Level C – Chief, Division of Law Enforcement (C.E.A., C) Statewide Monday, April 29, 2024
C.E.A., Level B – Bureau Director, Technology Support Bureau, California Justice Information Services Division (C.E.A., B) Sacramento Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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 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
Deputy Attorney General Supervisor Statewide Weekly N/A
Field Representative, DOJ Statewide Tuesday, April 23, 2024 October 2024
Investigative Auditor II Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Investigative Auditor III Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Investigative Auditor IV Statewide February 9, 2024 August 2024
Security Officer I Sacramento Tuesday, December 18, 2023 June 2024
Special Agent Statewide Monthly N/A
Special Agent Trainee Statewide Wednesday, November 29th, 2023 May 2024

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 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
Deputy Attorney General V Statewide Friday, September 29, 2023 May 2024

OTHER PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS

No Other Promotional Examinations are being offered at this time.

2024 Department of Justice Examination Plan

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