To get a permanent position with CDT you must take and pass an open examination (exam) for a specific classification. If you are unfamiliar with the process, please see Hiring Process for guidance.
Each exam bulletin is different, so instructions may vary. It is important to read each exam bulletin carefully.
Promotional exams are open to current or former (within the past three years) CDT employees and veterans who meet the criteria in Assembly Bill 3065.
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|No Promotional Exams currently available|
Note: Exam schedule subject to change based on operational need or available staffing resources
Career Executive Assignment (CEA) Exams
The following CDT announcements are open to anyone meeting the minimum qualifications. For complete exam information, refer to the announcement or contact the assigned analyst. Learn more about Career Executive Assignments.
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|No CEA Exams currently available|
You do not need to be a state employee to apply for and take open exams. The below are continuous statewide internet exams administered by the Department of Human Resources (CalHR).
For persons with a disability, also listed below are Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) exams. LEAP is an alternative exam and appointment process designed to facilitate the recruitment and hiring of persons with disabilities into the State of California civil service. Visit CalHR’s LEAP webpage for information on the LEAP process, and the Department of Rehabilitation’s LEAP certification webpage to be certified.
Note: Salary ranges listed below may not reflect the most recent pay increases.