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).

Note: Salary ranges listed below may not reflect the most recent pay increases.

Exam Bulletin by Job ClassificationMonthly
Salary Range
Accountant Trainee (PDF)$3,793 - $4,523
Associate Governmental Program Analyst (PDF)$5,149 - $6,446
Attorney III (PDF)$9,463-$12,140
Information Technology Technician (PDF) $3,530-$4,729
Information Technology Associate (PDF) $4,214-$5,647
Information Technology Manager I (PDF)$8,016-$10,742
Information Technology Manager II (PDF)$9,725-$11,821
Information Technology Specialist I (PDF)$5,562-$7,454
Information Technology Specialist II (PDF)$7,365-$9,869
Information Technology Specialist III (PDF)$8,119-$10,880
Information Technology Supervisor I (PDF)$6,606-$8,852
Information Technology Supervisor II (PDF)$7,263-$9,731
Staff Services Analyst (General) (PDF)$3,298-$4,132
Staff Services Manager I (PDF)$6,124 - $7,608
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) (PDF)$6,722 - $8,352
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) (PDF)$7,442 - $8,453
Staff Services Manager III (PDF)$8,173 - $9,280