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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Current Exams

California has a merit-based civil service selection system. This ensures the state hires and promotes people based on job-related qualifications. Before you can work for the state, you need to take and pass an examination for the specific job classification.

Some positions are temporary and do not require an examination. Please review the job announcement to determine if you must first compete in an examination.

After completing the examination, candidates receive a final score and are placed on the eligibility list. Only those candidates in the top three ranks are reachable and ready for appointment. As the ranks are cleared, the next lowest rank becomes reachable.

Types of Examinations

There are two types of examinations: Open and Promotional. Open examinations are open to anyone meeting the minimum qualifications listed on the exam bulletin for the classification regardless of their current place of employment.

Promotional examinations; however, are limited to current or recent Employment Development Department (EDD) employees with permanent status who meet the minimum qualifications listed on the exam bulletin for the classification.

The EDD administers many of its own open and promotional examinations. Additionally, the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) administers many open examinations which are used by the EDD and other state agencies.

How to Apply for an Exam

To learn how to apply for an exam, follow the steps listed on the How to Get a State Job page. Applicants must also follow the how to apply instructions listed on the exam bulletin.

Disclaimer

This information is provided as a courtesy of EDD’s Human Resource Services Division (HRSD). It is the responsibility of each individual to review the actual exam bulletin accessible below.

Open Exams

Open Examinations Scheduled for the Employment Development Department
Classification Final Filing Date Location Exam Type Exam Method Additional Information
Accountant I (Specialist) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Accountant I (Specialist) Bulletin
Accountant Trainee Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Accountant Trainee Bulletin
Accounting Administrator I (Specialist) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Accounting Administrator I (Specialist) Bulletin
Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor) Bulletin
Accounting Administrator II Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Accounting Administrator II Bulletin
Accounting Officer (Specialist) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Accounting Officer (Specialist) Bulletin
Accounting Technician Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Accounting Technician Bulletin
Administrative Assistant I Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Administrative Assistant I Bulletin
Associate Budget Analyst Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Associate Budget Analyst Bulletin
Associate Governmental Program Analyst Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Associate Governmental Program Analyst Bulletin
Attorney (formerly Staff Counsel) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Attorney Bulletin
Attorney III (formerly Staff Counsel III (Specialist)) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Attorney III Bulletin
Custodian (LEAP) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Custodian (LEAP) Bulletin
Custodian Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Custodian Bulletin
Employment Program Representative
and
Disability Insurance Program Representative
Continuous Testing Statewide Life Experience Questionnaire Online Employment Program Representative and Disability Insurance Program Representative Bulletin
Executive Assistant Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Executive Assistant Bulletin
Executive Secretary I Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Executive Secretary I Bulletin
Executive Secretary II Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Executive Secretary II Bulletin
Information Officer I Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Officer I Bulletin
Information Officer II Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Officer II Bulletin
Information Technology Technician Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Technology Technician Bulletin
Information Technology Associate Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Technology Associate Bulletin
Information Technology Specialist I Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Technology Specialist I Bulletin
Information Technology Specialist II Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Technology Specialist II Bulletin
Information Technology Specialist III Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Technology Specialist III Bulletin
Information Technology Supervisor I Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Technology Supervisor I Bulletin
Information Technology Supervisor II Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Technology Supervisor II Bulletin
Information Technology Manager I Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Technology Manager I Bulletin
Information Technology Manager II Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Information Technology Manager II Bulletin
Investigator Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Investigator Bulletin
Key Data Operator Continuous Testing Statewide Performance In Person Key Data Operator Bulletin
Labor Relations Analyst Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Labor Relations Analyst Bulletin
Labor Relations Manager I Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Labor Relations Manager I Bulletin
Labor Relations Manager II Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Labor Relations Manager II Bulletin
Labor Relations Specialist Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Labor Relations Specialist Bulletin
Legal Analyst Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Legal Analyst Bulletin
Maintenance Mechanic Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Maintenance Mechanic Bulletin
Management Services Technician Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Management Services Technician Bulletin
Office Assistant Series (LEAP) Continuous Testing Statewide Readiness Evaluation Online Office Assistant Series (LEAP) Bulletin
Office Technician Series (LEAP) Continuous Testing Statewide Readiness Evaluation Online Office Technician Series (LEAP) Bulletin
Office Assistant (General)
and
Office Assistant (Typing)
Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Office Assistant (General) and Office Assistant (Typing) Bulletin
Office Technician (General)
and
Office Technician (Typing)
Continuous Testing Statewide On-Line Written Exam Online Office Technician (General) and Office Technician (Typing) Bulletin
Personnel Specialist Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Personnel Specialist Bulletin
Personnel Supervisor I Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Personnel Supervisor I Bulletin
Personnel Supervisor II Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Personnel Supervisor II Bulletin
Program Technician (LEAP) Continuous Testing Statewide Readiness Evaluation Online Program Technician (LEAP) Bulletin
Program Technician Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Program Technician Bulletin
Program Technician II Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Program Technician II Bulletin
Program Technician III Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Program Technician III Bulletin
Research Analyst I (General) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Research Analyst I (General) Bulletin
Research Analyst I (Geographic Information Systems) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Research Analyst I (Geographic Information Systems) Bulletin
Research Analyst II (General) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Research Analyst II (General) Bulletin
Research Analyst II (Geographic Information Systems) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Research Analyst II (Geographic Information Systems) Bulletin
Research Manager I (General) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Research Manager I (General) Bulletin
Research Manager II (General) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Research Manager II (General) Bulletin
Research Manager III (General) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Research Manager III (General) Bulletin
Research Program Specialist I Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Research Program Specialist I Bulletin
Research Program Specialist II Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Research Program Specialist II Bulletin
Secretary Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Secretary Bulletin
Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) Bulletin
Senior Accounting Officer (Supervisor) Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Senior Accounting Officer (Supervisor) Bulletin
Senior Legal Analyst Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Senior Legal Analyst Bulletin
Senior Personnel Specialist Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Senior Personnel Specialist Bulletin
Staff Services Analyst Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Staff Services Analyst Bulletin
Staff Services Analyst (General) (LEAP) Continuous Testing Statewide Readiness Evaluation Online Staff Services Analyst (General) (LEAP) Bulletin
Staff Services Manager I Continuous Testing Statewide Qualifications AssessmentOnline Staff Services Manager I Bulletin
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) Continuous Testing Statewide Qualifications AssessmentOnline Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) Bulletin
Staff Services Manager III Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Staff Services Manager III Bulletin
Staff Services Management Auditor Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Staff Services Management Auditor Bulletin
Supervising Program Technician I Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Supervising Program Technician I Bulletin
Supervising Program Technician II Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Supervising Program Technician II Bulletin
Supervising Program Technician III Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Supervising Program Technician III Bulletin
Tax Auditor, EDD (Auditor I) Continuous Testing Statewide Qualifications Assessment Online Auditor I Bulletin (Auditor I exam is used to fill for Tax Auditor positions)
Tax Compliance Representative, EDD Continuous Testing Statewide Training & Experience Online Tax Compliance Representative, EDD (Tri-Agency Compliance Exam) Bulletin
Warehouse Worker Continuous Testing Statewide Written In Person Warehouse Worker Bulletin

Career Executive Assignment (CEA) Exams

*View all current vacancies for CEA and exempt positions at the Employment Development Department on CalCareers.

Promotional Exams

*At this time, there are no Promotional Exams scheduled. Please continue to monitor this website for the most current exam information.