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.
|Classification||Exam Type||Estimated Release Date||Actual Release Date||Final 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 Exam||Final Filing Date|
|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).
Note: Salary ranges listed below may not reflect the most recent pay increases.
|Exam Bulletin by Job Classification||Monthly
|Accountant Trainee (PDF)||$3,665 - $4,370|
|Associate Governmental Program Analyst (PDF)||$4,975 - $6,228
|Attorney III (PDF)||$9,210 - $11,815|
|Information Technology Technician (PDF)||$3,248 - $5,195|
|Information Technology Associate (PDF)||$3,877 - $6,868|
|Information Technology Manager I (PDF)||$7,376 - $9,884|
|Information Technology Manager II (PDF)||$8,949 - $10,877|
|Information Technology Specialist I (PDF)||$5,118 - $8,280|
|Information Technology Specialist II (PDF)||$6,777 - $9,081|
|Information Technology Specialist III (PDF)||$7,471 - $10,012|
|Information Technology Supervisor I (PDF)||$6,078 - $8,145|
|Information Technology Supervisor II (PDF)||$6,683 - $8,955|
|Staff Services Analyst (General) (PDF)||$3,186 - $5,179|
|Staff Services Manager I (PDF)||$5,917 - $7,351|
|Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) (PDF)||$6,495 - $8,070|
|Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) (PDF)||$7,190 - $8,167|
|Staff Services Manager III (PDF)||$7,897 - $8,966|