Continuous Filing Exams

NOTE: Applications received by each cut-off date will be included in its administration.  Submissions after each cut-off date will be accepted and retained for the next scheduled examination (see Cut-off Date(s)).

NOTE:  Cut-off dates are subject to change based on departmental needs.

 Examination Methodology
Administrative Law Judge I, Public Utilities Commission 

Online, Cutoff Date(s):  8/20/2021, 11/5/2021

Administrative Law Judge II, Public Utilities Commission

Online, Cutoff Date:  9/17/2021 

Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Public Utilities Commission

Online, Continuous

Consumer Affairs Representative, Public Utilities Commission Online, Continuous
Consumer Services Supervisor, Public Utilities Commission Online Continuous
Consumer Services Manager, Public Utilities Commission TBD
Hearing Reporter, Public Utilities Commission TBD
Program and Project Supervisor, Public Utilities Commission Online, Continuous
Program Manager, Public Utilities Commission Online, Continuous
Senior Utilities Engineer (Specialist), Public Utilities Commission

Online, Continuous

Senior Utilities Engineer (Supervisor), Public Utilities Commission

Online, Continuous

Staff Services Analyst (General) – Transfer Exam TBD
Utilities Engineer, Public Utilities Commission Online, Continuous
 Many statewide exams are administered by the California Department of Human Resources.

Career Executive Assignment (CEA) Positions – These jobs are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge, abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination/job bulletin.  Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require that you be a current state employee. CEA exam or job bulletins are posted online for a minimum of ten working days.  Departments are required to conduct a competitive application process as described in California Code of Regulations section 548.40.  The process may include, but are not limited to, an assessment of the candidates' education and experience, a written or oral exam, a review of applications, use of supplemental applications, and appraisals of performance.

Career Executive Assignments (CEAs) are high-level managerial positions primarily responsible for policy implementation and extensive participation in policy evolvement. These positions have continuous, direct interface with department directors, and in their respective departments, are considered the Director’s top management team.

CEA Job Announcement (Examination)

CEA job announcements are posted on CalCareers for a minimum of ten business days and are referred to as “examinations” due to the nature of the application process, as the CEA application package is commonly used as the basis for the CEA examination.

Who Can Apply for a CEA?

CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge, skills and abilities as well as any other desirable qualifications as described in the job announcement. Someone who is interested in a CEA position does not have to have previous civil service experience.

How Do You Apply for a CEA?

Interested individuals may apply to CEA vacancies either electronically through CalCareers or via mail. Qualified persons must complete and submit a State Application (STD 678) along with any other documentation requested in the job announcement. A hard-copy application may be submitted; however, to take full advantage of CalCareers, we recommend that candidate’s create a CalCareers account, where they will be able to manage, submit, and track job applications electronically.

CEA Examination

Departments are required to conduct a competitive examination as described in California Code of Regulations, title 2, section 548.40. DGS’ CEA examination may include, but is not limited to, an assessment of the candidate’s State Application (STD 678) and an evaluation of writing samples and their statement of qualifications (SOQ).

Statement of Qualifications

Each CEA job opportunity announcement contains evaluation criteria which outline the desirable qualifications for the position. A SOQ is a narrative of how an applicant’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the evaluation criteria and desirable qualifications for the CEA position.

Desirable qualifications and specific requirements for the SOQ can be found on the job opportunity announcement. 

*Please note that a resume will not be accepted in lieu of a SOQ.

CEA Selection Process

Once the exam has been administered, the department divides the successful candidates into six ranks based upon their scores. Hiring interviews for the position may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

Please visit the CalHR website for additional information on CEAs.

Reference Source:  California Code of Regulations, Title 2, section548.40, Government Code sections 18546 and 19889.3

Applications are now being accepted for the following C.E.A. examinations. Applicants do not need prior civil service experience to take these examinations, however they should meet the Desirable Qualifications as identified on the examination bulletin.

 Examination
Final Filing Date