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
No CEA Exams currently available

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)$6,563 - $8,153
Accounting Administrator II (PDF)$7,204 - $8,950
Administrative Assistant I (PDF)$4,588 - $6,010
Administrative Assistant I (LEAP) (PDF)$4,588 - $6,010
Associate Accounting Analyst (PDF)$5,793 - $7,256
Associate Budget Analyst (PDF)$5,518 - $6,907
Associate Governmental Program Analyst (PDF)$5,518 - $6,907
Associate Telecommunications Engineer (PDF)$8,756 - $10,956
Attorney IV (PDF)$11,020 - $14,149
Business Service Assistant (Specialist) (PDF)$3,130 - $4,789
Business Service Assistant (Specialist) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,130 - $4,789
Business Service Officer I (Specialist) (PDF)$4,588 - $5,744
Business Service Officer II (Specialist) (PDF)$5,028 - $6,296
Information Officer I (Specialist) (PDF)$5,518 - $6,907
Information Officer II (PDF)$6,862 - $8,527
Information Technology Associate (PDF)$4,516 - $7,998
Information Technology Associate (LEAP) (PDF)$4,516 - $7,998
Information Technology Manager I (PDF)$8,591 - $11,512
Information Technology Manager I (LEAP) (PDF)$8,591 - $11,512
Information Technology Manager II (PDF)$10,421 - $12,668
Information Technology Manager II (LEAP) (PDF)$10,421 - $12,668
Information Technology Specialist I (PDF)$5,960 - $9,643
Information Technology Specialist I (LEAP) (PDF)$5,960 - $9,643
Information Technology Specialist II (PDF)$7,893 - $10,576
Information Technology Specialist II (LEAP) (PDF)$7,893 - $10,576
Information Technology Specialist III (PDF)$8,700 - $11,659
Information Technology Specialist III (LEAP) (PDF)$8,700 - $11,659
Information Technology Supervisor I (PDF)$7,080 - $9,486
Information Technology Supervisor I (LEAP) (PDF)$7,080 - $9,486
Information Technology Supervisor II (PDF)$7,783 - $10,428
Information Technology Supervisor II (LEAP) (PDF)$7,783 - $10,428
Information Technology Technician (PDF)$3,783 - $6,051
Information Technology Technician (LEAP) (PDF)$3,783 - $6,051
Office Assistant (General) (PDF)$2,786 - $3,834
Office Assistant (General) (LEAP) (PDF)$2,786 - $3,834
Office Assistant (Typing) (PDF)$2,880 - $3,912
Office Assistant (Typing) (LEAP) (PDF)$2,880 - $3,912
Office Technician (General) (PDF)$3,308 - $4,145
Office Technician (General) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,308 - $4,145
Office Technician (Typing) (PDF)$3,369 - $4,217
Office Technician (Typing) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,369 - $4,217
Personnel Specialist (PDF)$3,513 - $5,655
Program Technician (PDF)$2,917 - $3,920
Program Technician (LEAP) (PDF)$2,917 - $3,920
Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) (PDF)$5,518 - $6,907
Senior Legal Analyst (PDF)$5,793 - $7,256
Senior Personnel Specialist (PDF)$4,936 - $6,184
Senior Telecommunications Engineer (PDF)$10,311 - $12,905
Staff Services Analyst (General) (PDF)$3,534 - $5,744
Staff Services Analyst (General) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,534 - $5,744
Staff Services Manager I (PDF)$6,563 - $8,153
Staff Services Manager I (LEAP) (PDF)$6,563 - $8,153
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) (PDF)$7,976 - $9,059
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) (LEAP) (PDF)$7,976 - $9,059
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) (PDF)$7,204 - $8,950
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) (LEAP) (PDF)$7,204 - $8,950
Staff Services Manager III (PDF)$8,759 - $9,945
Staff Services Manager III (LEAP) (PDF)$8,759 - $9,945
Senior Management Auditor (PDF)$7,563 - $9,870
Supervising Management Auditor (PDF)$9,196 - $10,962