Department of Conservation Job Opportunities
If you're new to employment with the State of California, you must complete the exam and application process below.
WHY TAKE AN EXAM?
Department of Conservation is part of the merit-based California civil service selection system. This is to ensure individuals hired into and promoted within civil service are selected on the basis of their job-related qualifications. Therefore, to determine if an applicant qualifies for a specific job type, they must complete an examination for each job type (classification) to establish eligibility. Upon completing an exam, the applicant receives their results. Once a person successfully establishes eligibility for the specific job title/classification, they may apply for an advertised job vacancy.
EXAM AND APPLICATION PROCESS
Create a profile and log in. To help simplify the process of taking exams and applying for our job openings, you should create an
account. You can also search current
CalHR job openings and
sign up for alerts.
Search for a prequalifying exam. You can view all state open exams on
CalHR, or view
Department of ConservationJob Openings and Exams.
If you're not already a state employee, you may only apply for
open exams. If you're a current or former state employee, or veteran, you may apply for
promotional exams. Learn more about taking an exam and
Select and prepare for exam. Review the exam bulletin and classification specifications carefully to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications, follow the "how to apply for the exam" instructions, and review the testing methods.
Take the exam and review your results. Successful exam candidates are determined eligible for a job title/classification and placed on an employment list divided into ranks by score. Only candidates in the top three ranks are immediately eligible for employment and can apply for job openings in the classification for which they tested.
Your exam results letter will tell you your score and/or rank. Once you're on an employment list, you may start receiving letters from CalConservation and other state agencies inviting you to apply for openings. Each of these invitations will note their specific application requirements.
Apply for jobs. Browse and apply for
Department of Conservation job openings.
CalHR FAQ's for more information about how to get a state job and search
CalHR for other state employment opportunities
LIMITED EXAMINATION AND APPOINTMENT PROGRAM (LEAP)
LEAP is an alternate way for persons with disabilities to demonstrate their qualifications for employment. Candidates will need to be LEAP-certified by the
Department of Rehabilitation prior to taking a LEAP exam.
HOW TO APPLY
JOB OPENINGS & EXAMS
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