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Take an Exam to Gain Employment

To get a permanent position with Department of Technology (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 instructions may vary; therefore, 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.

Classification Exam Type Estimated
Release Date
Actual
Release Date
Final
Filing Date

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
Deputy Director, Statewide Technology Procurement, CEA B Until 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).

Exam Bulletin by Job Classification Monthly
Salary Range
Accountant Trainee $3,388 - $4,040
Assistant Information Systems Analyst $3,247 - $5,280
Associate Governmental Program Analyst $4,600 - $5,758
Associate Information Systems Analyst (Specialist) $4,829 - $6,350
Associate Programmer Analyst (Specialist) $4,829 - $6,350
Associate Systems Software Specialist (Technical) $4,821 - $6,333
Associate Telecommunications Engineer $7,481 - $9,361
Attorney III $8,434 - $10,820
Data Processing Manager I $5,727 - $7,530
Data Processing Manager II $6,298 - $8,279
Data Processing Manager III $7,665 - $9,138
Data Processing Manager IV $8,427 - $10,049
Senior Information Systems Analyst (Specialist) $5,824 - $7,655
Senior Information Systems Analyst (Supervisor) $6,299 - $8,280
Senior Programmer Analyst (Specialist) $5,824 - $7,655
Senior Programmer Analyst (Supervisor) $6,299 - $8,280
Senior Telecommunications Engineer $8,548 - $10,700
Staff Information Systems Analyst (Specialist) $5,295 - $6,963
Staff Information Systems Analyst (Supervisor) $5,727 - $7,530
Staff Programmer Analyst (Specialist) $5,295 - $6,963
Staff Services Analyst (General) $2,945 - $4,788
Staff Services Manager I $5,470 - $6,796
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) $6,005 - $7,462
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) $6,647 - $7,551
Staff Services Manager III $7,301 - $8,289
Systems Software Specialist I (Technical) $5,294 - $6,962
Systems Software Specialist II (Technical) $5,814 - $7,642
Systems Software Specialist II (Supervisory) $6,288 - $8,268
Systems Software Specialist III (Technical) $6,388- $8,396
Systems Software Specialist III (Supervisory) $6,909 - $9,082