Examinations

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

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.

ClassificationExam TypeEstimated Release DateActual Release DateFinal Filing Date
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.

CEA ExamFinal Filing Date
Chief Transformation Officer, Office of Technology Services, CEA BBJune 28, 2024

Open Exams

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.

Exam Bulletin by Job ClassificationMonthly
Salary Range
Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor) (PDF)$6,760 - $8,398
Accounting Administrator II (PDF)$7,420 - $9,219
Administrative Assistant I (PDF)$4,726 - $6,190
Administrative Assistant I (LEAP) (PDF)$4,726 - $6,190
Associate Accounting Analyst (PDF)$5,967 - $7,474
Associate Budget Analyst (PDF)$5,684 - $7,114
Associate Governmental Program Analyst (PDF)$5,684 - $7,114
Associate Telecommunications Engineer (PDF)$9,244 - $11,567
Attorney IV (PDF)$11,644 - $14,954
Business Service Assistant (Specialist) (PDF)$3,353 - $5,130
Business Service Assistant (Specialist) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,353 - $5,130
Business Service Officer I (Specialist) (PDF)$4,726 - $5,916
Business Service Officer II (Specialist) (PDF)$5,179 - $6,485

Information Officer I (Specialist) (PDF)$5,684 - $7,114
Information Officer II (PDF)$7,068 - $8,783
Information Technology Associate (PDF)$4,651 - $8,238
Information Technology Associate (LEAP) (PDF)$4,651 - $8,238
Information Technology Manager I (PDF)$8,849 - $11,857
Information Technology Manager I (LEAP) (PDF)$8,849 - $11,857
Information Technology Manager II (PDF)$10,734 - $13,048
Information Technology Manager II (LEAP) (PDF)$10,734 - $13,048
Information Technology Specialist I (PDF)$6,139 - $9,932
Information Technology Specialist I (LEAP) (PDF)$6,139 - $9,932
Information Technology Specialist II (PDF)$8,130 - $10,893
Information Technology Specialist II (LEAP) (PDF)$8,130 - $10,893
Information Technology Specialist III (PDF)$8,961 - $12,009
Information Technology Specialist III (LEAP) (PDF)$8,961 - $12,009
Information Technology Supervisor I (PDF)$7,292 - $9,771
Information Technology Supervisor I (LEAP) (PDF)$7,292 - $9,771
Information Technology Supervisor II (PDF)$8,016 - $10,741
Information Technology Supervisor II (LEAP) (PDF)$8,016 - $10,741
Information Technology Technician (PDF)$3,896 - $6,233
Information Technology Technician (LEAP) (PDF)$3,896 - $6,233
Office Assistant (General) (PDF)$2,985 - $4,107
Office Assistant (General) (LEAP) (PDF)$2,985 - $4,107
Office Assistant (Typing) (PDF)$3,085 - $4,190
Office Assistant (Typing) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,085 - $4,190
Office Technician (General) (PDF)$3,543 - $4,440
Office Technician (General) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,543 - $4,440
Office Technician (Typing) (PDF)$3,609 - $4,518
Office Technician (Typing) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,609 - $4,518
Personnel Specialist (PDF)$3,799 - $6,116
Program Technician (PDF)$3,125 - $4,200
Program Technician (LEAP) (PDF)$3,125 - $4,200
Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) (PDF)$5,684 - $7,114
Senior Legal Analyst (PDF)$5,967 - $7,474
Senior Personnel Specialist (PDF)$5,338 - $6,689
Senior Telecommunications Engineer (PDF)$10,886 - $13,625
Staff Services Analyst(PDF)$3,640 - $5,916
Staff Services Analyst (LEAP) (PDF)$3,640 - $5,916
Staff Services Manager I (PDF)$6,760 - $8,398
Staff Services Manager I (LEAP) (PDF)$6,760 - $8,398
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) (PDF)$8,215 - $9,331
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) (LEAP) (PDF)$8,215 - $9,331
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) (PDF)$7,420 - $9,219
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) (LEAP) (PDF)$7,420 - $9,219
Staff Services Manager III (PDF)$9,022 - $10,243
Staff Services Manager III (LEAP) (PDF)$9,022 - $10,243
Senior Management Auditor (PDF)$7,790 - $10,166
Supervising Management Auditor (PDF)$9,472 - $11,291