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 2021 Department of Justice Examination Plan, pdf.

Career Executive Assignment (C.E.A) Examinations

No Career Executive Assignment (C.E.A.) is being offered at this time.


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
Investigative Auditor II Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Investigative Auditor III Statewide Continuous Filing Online, 24/7
Special Agent Statewide Monday, April 26, 2021 Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Special Agent Trainee Statewide Tuesday, March 30, 2021 September 30, 2021
Supervising Deputy Attorney General Statewide Weekly N/A

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 Final Filing Date
Executive Secretary, Research Advisory Panel Sacramento County Thursday, April 15, 2021
Security Officer I Sacramento County Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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 Thursday, March 4, 2021 September 2021
Deputy Attorney General IV Statewide Monday, April 19, 2021
Program Technician III - Memo Cancelled
Special Agent (Promotional) Statewide Friday, September 10, 2021 March 2022
Staff Services Analyst Transfer Exam Statewide Friday, February 12, 2021 Friday, July 30, 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.

Examination Location Final Filing Date
Deputy Attorney General V Statewide August 2021

2021 Department of Justice Examination Plan

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