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DSA Job Opportunities

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) offers employment opportunities for those with experience in architecture, structural engineering, fire and life safety, construction supervision, and administrative and technical support.

Why Join DSA's Team?

We need dedicated professionals who are committed to ensuring that our public schools and facilities are structurally safe, and accessible to persons with disabilities.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits.


The exam and job opportunity bulletins below are provided in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To download and print a PDF file, you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed. You can download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader FREE from the Adobe Reader download page on Adobe's web site.

For alternative formats, please contact Catherine Andersen at catherine.andersen@dgs.ca.gov or (916) 324-9499; or, Darrell Fusselman at darrell.fusselman@dgs.ca.gov or (916) 324-6404.


Examinations: Open

Open to anyone who meets the minimum requirements.

Associate Architect 
Final Filing Date: Online Exam or Internet Exam

Construction Supervisor II
Final Filing Date: Online Exam or Internet Exam

District Structural Engineer (PDF - 185 KB)
Final Filing Date: Online Exam or Internet Exam

Fire and Life Safety Officer I (PDF - 198 KB)
Final Filing Date: Online Exam or Internet Exam

Fire and Life Safety Officer II (PDF - 151 KB)
Final Filing Date: Online Exam or Internet Exam

Program Technician II (PDF - 327 KB)
Self Scheduling Depends on Examination Date

Senior Architect (PDF - 246 KB)
Final Filing Date: Online Exam or Internet Exam

Senior Structural Engineer (PDF - 227 KB)
Final Filing Date: Online Exam or Internet Exam

Supervising Architect (PDF - 212 KB)
Final Filing Date: Online Assessment


Examinations: Promotional

No promotional examinations are available at this time.


Examinations: Transfer

Open to anyone who meets the minimum requirements.


Available Job Opportunities

Associate Architect
Location: SACRAMENTO
Final Filing Date: December 24, 2018

Supervising Architect
Location: SACRAMENTO
Final Filing Date: December 26, 2018

Electronic Plan Review Manager
Location: SAN DIEGO
Final Filing Date: December 10, 2018

Fire and Life Safety Officer I/II
Location: LOS ANGELES
Final Filing Date: January, 8, 2019

Office Technician - General (Receptionist Position)
Location: OAKLAND
Final Filing Date: December 14, 2018

Program Technician II - Limited Term
Location: LOS ANGELES
Final Filing Date: December 21, 2018

Program Technician II
Location: OAKLAND
Final Filing Date: UNTIL FILLED

Senior Structural Engineer
Location: SACRAMENTO
Final Filing Date: December 19, 2018

Senior Structural Engineer
Location: LOS ANGELES
Final Filing Date: December 21, 2018

Senior Structural Engineer
Location: LOS ANGELES
Final Filing Date: January, 8, 2019




For more CA State employment opportunities, go to CalHR’s CalCareers website.

Download a State of California Exam/Job Application (Form STD 678) (PDF).

State Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy: It is the policy of the State of California to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified job applicants and employees based on merit, and to prohibit illegal discrimination in every aspect of personnel policies and employment practices, including recruitment, examining, hiring, promotion, training, work assignments, work environment, and other benefits and privileges of employment. Agencies and departments shall ensure that this policy is fully implemented and that no harassing or retaliatory actions are taken against applicants or employees for exercising their civil rights under this policy.

If you have additional questions, contact Catherine or Darrel below:

Catherine Anderson
DSA Headquarters Office
1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, California 95811
(916) 324-9499
catherine.andersen@dgs.ca.gov

Darrell Fusselman
DSA Headquarters Office
1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, California 95811
(916) 324-6404
darrell.fusselman@dgs.ca.gov