Examinations

How to Apply

To make it a little easier for you to join us, we put together a walkthrough for applying for a civil service job at the State of California.

HCAI is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation. It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Career Executive Examinations

A Career Executive Assignment (CEA) is an appointment to a high administrative and policy-influencing position for which the primary responsibility is the managing of a function or rendering of management advice to top level administrative authority.

There are currently no Career Executive Examinations.

Continuous Filing Examinations

Testing is considered continuous as dates can be set at any time. The Notices of Testing announce the anticipated testing for continuous examinations.

Open Examinations

Open Examinations are open to the general public. Competition is open to all interested applicants who meet the minimum qualifications (MQs). You do not have to be a State employee to qualify.

Promotional Examinations

Applicants must be currently employed with HCAI or have eligibility to compete in HCAI’s promotional examinations and have a permanent civil service appointment without a permanent break in service as of the final filing date.

Staff Services Analyst (SSA) Transfer Examinations

Competition is limited to HCAI employees who meet the requirements to laterally transfer to the SSA Classification.

There are currently no Staff Services Analyst (SSA) Transfer Examinations.