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
Deputy Director Statewide Technology Procurement, Office of Statewide Project Delivery, CEA CUntil Filled

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)$6,403 - $7,954
Accounting Administrator II (PDF) $7,028 - $8,732
Administrative Assistant I (PDF) $4,476 - $5,863
Administrative Assistant I (LEAP) (PDF)$4,476 - $5,863
Associate Accounting Analyst (PDF) $5,652 - $7,079
Associate Budget Analyst (PDF) $5,383 - $6,739
Associate Governmental Program Analyst (PDF) $5,383 - $6,739
Associate Telecommunications Engineer (PDF) $8,756 - $10,956
Attorney IV (PDF) $11,020 - $14,149
Business Service Assistant (Specialist) (PDF) $3,054 - $4,672
Business Service Assistant (Specialist) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,054 - $4,672
Business Service Officer I (Specialist) (PDF)$4,476 - $5,604
Business Service Officer II (Specialist) (PDF)$4,905 – $6,142
Information Officer I (Specialist) (PDF)$5,383 - $6,739
Information Officer II (PDF)$6,695 - $8,319
Information Technology Associate (PDF)$4,406 - $7,803
Information Technology Associate (LEAP) (PDF)$4,406 - $7,803
Information Technology Manager I (PDF)$8,381 - $11,231
Information Technology Manager I (LEAP) (PDF)$8,381 - $11,231
Information Technology Manager II (PDF)$10,167 - $12,359
Information Technology Manager II (LEAP) (PDF)$10,167 - $12,359
Information Technology Specialist I (PDF)$5,815 - $9,408
Information Technology Specialist I (LEAP) (PDF)$5,815 - $9,408
Information Technology Specialist II (PDF)$7,700 - $10,318
Information Technology Specialist II (LEAP) (PDF)$7,700 - $10,318
Information Technology Specialist III (PDF)$8,488 - $11,375
Information Technology Specialist III (LEAP) (PDF)$8,488 - $11,375
Information Technology Supervisor I (PDF)$6,907 - $9,255
Information Technology Supervisor I (LEAP) (PDF)$6,907 - $9,255
Information Technology Supervisor II (PDF)$7,593 - $10,174
Information Technology Supervisor II (LEAP) (PDF)$7,593 - $10,174
Information Technology Technician (PDF)$3,691 - $5,903
Information Technology Technician (LEAP) (PDF)$3,691 - $5,903
Office Assistant (General) (PDF)$2,718 - $3,740
Office Assistant (General) (LEAP) (PDF)$2,718 - $3,740
Office Assistant (Typing) (PDF)$2,810 - $3,817
Office Assistant (Typing) (LEAP) (PDF)$2,810 - $3,817
Office Technician (General) (PDF)$3,227 - $4,044
Office Technician (General) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,227 - $4,044
Office Technician (Typing) (PDF)$3,287 - $4,114
Office Technician (Typing) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,287 - $4,114
Personnel Specialist (PDF)$3,427 - $5,517
Program Technician (PDF)$2,846 - $3,824
Program Technician (LEAP) (PDF)$2,846 - $3,824
Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) (PDF)$5,383 - $6,739
Senior Legal Analyst (PDF)$5,652 - $7,079
Senior Personnel Specialist (PDF)$4,816 - $6,033
Senior Telecommunications Engineer (PDF)$10,311 - $12,905
Staff Services Analyst (General) (PDF)$3,448 - $5,604
Staff Services Analyst (General) (LEAP) (PDF)$3,448 - $5,604
Staff Services Manager I (PDF)$6,403 - $7,954
Staff Services Manager I (LEAP) (PDF)$6,403 - $7,954
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) (PDF)$7,781 - $8,838
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) (LEAP) (PDF)$7,781 - $8,838
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) (PDF)$7,028 - $8,732
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) (LEAP) (PDF)$7,028 - $8,732
Staff Services Manager III (PDF)$8,545 - $9,702
Staff Services Manager III (LEAP) (PDF)$8,545 - $9,702
Senior Management Auditor (PDF)$7,379 - $9,629
Supervising Management Auditor (PDF)$8,972 - $10,695