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Jobs with the State Of California are highly coveted. They are stable, have great benefits and allow for good work-life balance. But, competition for these jobs can be fierce, and the hiring process can be confusing. The California Job Blog is here to help. The guides and information found here can help job seekers cut through confusion of the State's hiring process and get a competitive edge in the selection process.

California Job Blog was created by Jay Davis in 2017. Jay has worked for the State specializing in hiring and recruitment for 6 years. This site is meant to help job seekers navigate the State Of California hiring process.

Our Complete Guide to Getting a job With the State of California is a thorough and up-to-date article about the State's hiring process. In addition to this guide we offer many other articles about how to get a job with the State of California.

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2019 State Of California Paid Holidays

In 2019, Employees with the State Of California are entitled to the following paid holidays:New Year's Day (Tuesday, January 1)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 21)
President's Day (Monday, February 18)
Cesar Chavez Day (Monday, April 1)
Memorial Day (Monday, May 27)
Independence Day (Thursday, July 4)
Labor Day (Monday, September 2)
Veteran's Day (Monday, November 11)
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28)
Day After Thanksgiving Day (Friday, November 29)
Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25)

Notes On Holidays:New Year’s Day – January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 3rd Monday in January
President's Day – 3rd Monday In February
Cesar Chavez Day – March 31
Memorial Day – The last Monday in May
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – First Monday in September
Veterans Day – November 11
Thanksgiving Day – 4th Thursday in November
Day After Thanksgiving – The Friday after Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day – December 25

More On HolidaysWhen A Holiday falls on a Saturday, State Employees …

The State Of California Job Application (STD 678)

The standard state employment form (STD 678) can be selected manually here. You can download and edit it in a PDF format. You can also download, print it and fill it out by hand. However, the California Job Blog recommends job-seekers take full advantage of the State jobs website and create a personal CalCareer account.

We recommend that you create an account and generate your application electronically. Then you will be able to manage, submit, and track job applications seamlessly. If you are actively looking for a job with the State of California, you'll be submitting a lot of applications and doing them all by hand is really inefficient. If you need more convincing of the benefits, read more about Your CalCareer Account here.

The State Application is the same when applying for exams or vacancies. Applicants should indicate on their application which they are applying for. The application is a legal document so take it seriously and follow the directions listed on the fi…

State Of California Typing Test

How to Get Your State of California Typing Certificate:
For certain State of California Job classifications, a typing certificate is required. Most commonly, you'll need these certificates for the Office Technician and Office Assistant classifications. For both the Office Technician and Office Assistant classifications you'll find 2 forms, (Typing) or (General). If you search for either of these classifications from Jobs.ca.gov, you should see postings for both in your search results.

For Office Technician, the class code will also tell you whether the position is (Typing) or not. For Office Technician (Typing) the class code is -1139. For Office Technician (General) it is -1138. You'll see that for (Typing) positions the monthly pay difference is $55 more than for (General).

For Office Assistant (General) the class code is -1441 and for Office Assistant (Typing) the class code is -1379. For Office Assistant the (Typing) positions make $79 more per month than for (General)…

2019 State of California Pay Days

The following table lists the pay days for State of California Employees that are paid& monthly:
The following table lists the pay days for State of California Employees that are paid bi-monthly:
If you're looking for a job with the State of California the California Job Blog can help! Check our our Overview of the State Hiring Process to get started!

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