To establish eligibility, review the open examination bulletin for details on the examination, the type of examination, and the minimum qualifications required to compete in the examination. Open examination bulletins are located below. If you meet the minimum qualifications submit a Standard State Application Form 678 (PDF)to the address listed on the examination bulletin. Then, take and successfully pass the examination(s) to get placed on the eligibility list.
Once eligibility has been established, search and apply for a job vacancy. Current job vacancies are located on Calcareers Site. Depending on the department, the application submittal and interview requirements may vary.
If you have already established list eligibility and have questions regarding your eligibility you can contact our Examinations Unit by calling 916-843-3820. You can also find additional information on the State hiring process by visiting the California Department of Human Resources Web site .
To apply for Veterans' Preference, the following must be submitted:
Legible copy of DD214
Veteran's Preference Application Form (CALHR 1093)
NOTE: If you are applying for Veterans’ Preference as a spouse, widow or widower of a Veteran, additional documentation is required. Please review the specific requirements on the Instructions section of the Veteran’s Preference Application Form (CALHR 1093).
Submit copies of the completed CALHR 1093 (PDF) Form and supporting documents to:
California Department of Human ResourcesATTN: Examination Unit1515 S StreetSacramento, CA 95811
Once CalHR has approved your application for Veterans’ Preference, your information will remain on file for all future qualifying examinations.