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State of California Hiring Questions and Answers

Here you'll find answers to some of the most common questions we get in State of California hiring units. There isn't a theme here, just a random collection of the frequent questions we receive.

1) Do I have to take an exam to get a State of California Job? In almost all cases, you'll need to take an exam to get a government job in California. An exam is generally considered to be the first step in the hiring process. By passing an exam, and candidate becomes eligible in that classification. They are then able to apply for vacant positions.

There are, however, a few exceptions. The State has a number of non-testing classifications. The most common among these is Student Assistant. Student Assistant positions do not require candidates to have eligibility which means they don't have to take an exam. There are still minimum qualifications for the classification, however.

Other non-testing classifications in the State of California include: Graduate Student Assistant, Ag…