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Welcome to the California Job Blog!

Welcome! We can assume that you've landed here because you're interested in working for the State of California. If that's the case, then you're in the right place.

The California Job Blog was started in early 2018 by Jay Davis. Jay has been working for the State of California for 6 years, 5 of which have been spent in human resources as a specialist in hiring and recruiting.

Among Jay's specialties is helping people navigate the State's hiring process. After years of working to hire people for State jobs, two things became very clear. One, the State's hiring process can be very confusing and two, the resources people need to make it less confusing are very hard to find.

He started this blog to help fix those problems. Here you'll find the information and resources needed to be competitive and successful as you search for employment with the State. We hope to provide answers to the most common questions asked by job-seekers, as well as insight into how …
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State of California Jobs by County

One of the awesome reasons people are attracted to State jobs is because they can be found wherever people live in California. There are 58 counties in California, and they all have great positions that are available right now. Job-seekers can use the CalCareers website to do a geographical job search to find jobs near their home.

Geographical California State Job Search: From the CalCareers website, which the main hub from which you should begin your job search, click on Advanced Job Search.


From there, click on the Location drop down option.


Now you'll see a list of options to choose from. You will see each California county listed.


You'll see there are other geographic search options, also. These include California, which will give you a list of all jobs in the State. You will also see United States listed, because there are sometimes job openings outside of the State.

The places you will sometimes see California jobs in other states include Cook County (Chicago, Illinois),…

2019 CalPERS Paydays

California State Holidays 2019

How to Get a California State Job

Online Exams for State of California Jobs

The following State of California exams are available to take online. From the CalCareers homepage, click Exam/Assessment Search. Exams are available to take 24 hours a day and test-takers will get their scores instantly when they finish the exam.

To take California State employment exams online, candidates will need to have created a CalCareer account and be logged in. Results are uploaded and saved in your CalCareer account within a few days of taking the exam.

A Accountant 1 (Specialist)
Accountant Trainee
Accounting Officer (Specialist)
Accounting Officer (Supervisor)
Accounting Technician
Administrative Law Judge 1, 3
Air Pollution Specialist
Air Quality Engineer 1, 2
Air Resources Engineer
Assistant Property Appraiser (Series)
Assistant Property Auditor Appraiser (Series)
Assistant Telecommunications Engineer (Series)
Associate Architect
Associate Budget Analyst
Associate Environmental Planner
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Associate Oil and Gas Engineer
Associate Propert…