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 2020 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 Final Filing Date
Senior Assistant Attorney General, Civil Prosecutions Section (C.E.A., B) Sacramento County Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Senior Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Prosecutions Section (C.E.A., B) Sacramento County Wednesday, October 14, 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 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 Friday, October 30, 2020 Thursday, December 31, 2020
Special Agent Trainee Statewide Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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
Associate Personnel Analyst Sacramento Friday, August 21, 2020 February 2021
Deputy Attorney General IV Statewide Wednesday, October 16, 2019 April 2021
Program Technician III - Memo Cancelled
Special Agent (Promotional) Statewide Friday, March 26, 2021 September 2021
Staff Services Analyst Transfer Exam Statewide Wednesday, August 5, 2020 March 1, 2021
Supervising Deputy Attorney General Statewide Friday, February 07, 2020 January 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 Cut-off Date Final Cut-off Date
Deputy Attorney General V Statewide August 2021

2020 Department of Justice Examination Plan

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