How to Apply

If you are new to employment with the State of California, obtaining a job at the Department of Finance (Finance) will involve two steps: 1) taking a civil service exam for the position of interest and 2) participating in the Department's hiring process for the position. If you already work for the State, you may not need to take the civil service exam (check with your human resources office).

The Civil Service Examination Process

For examination information and job vacancies for any department, go to the California Department of Human Resources website. The standard State application form STD.678 may be found under the My Profile link.

The Hiring Process

Once you reach the top three ranks on a list and have replied positively to a job inquiry, or applied for an advertised vacancy, you may be contacted for a hiring interview. Hiring interviews are designed to identify the best applicant-job match for the opening. For some jobs, the hiring process also includes written exercises to assess specific skills (e.g., math, writing) applicable to the job classification. If you are not offered a job, your name remains on the eligibility list for consideration for subsequent vacancies.

As a newly appointed State employee or transfer to Finance you will participate in a probation period during which time you will receive job training and regular evaluations of your performance on the job. If you successfully complete the probationary period, congratulations! You are now a permanent State employee with the Department of Finance.

For further information please e-mail our Human Resources Office.

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