Taking an examination (exam) is part of the selection process across State service. Exams consist of various testing methods and are described on the exam bulletin under “Examination Information." Find information on our exams below.

Clicking on the exam title will lead you to the exam bulletin.


Exams administered by DGS with “continuous” filing are scored as needed. Applications postmarked, personally delivered, or received via interoffice mail after the cut-off date will be held for the next scoring period.

Bookbinder I/II
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Application Cut-off Date: 2/28/2020
Status: Accepting Applications

Direct Construction Supervisor I/II
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Application Cut-off Date: 7/1/2020
Status: Accepting Applications

Presiding Administrative Law Judge
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Status: Accepting applications

Printing Plant Machinist
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Status: Accepting applications

Printing Trades Specialist Trainee
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Application Cut-off Date: 5/8/2020
Status: Accepting applications

Staff Services Analyst Transfer Exam
Application Cut-off Date: 2/7/2020
Status: Accepting applications


Testing is done online and can be taken at any time. You will receive exam results immediately.

Accountant I (Specialist)
Accountant Trainee
Accounting Administrator I (Specialist)
Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor)
Accounting Administrator II
Administrative Assistant II
Administrative Law Judge I, OAH
Associate Architect
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Associate Management Auditor
Associate Real Estate Officer
Associate Space Planner
Attorney III
Attorney IV
Auditor I
Capital Outlay Program Manager
Carpenter I
Construction Inspector II
Construction Supervisor I
Construction Supervisor II
Construction Supervisor III
District Structural Engineer
Electrician II
Electrician Supervisor
Environmental Scientist
Executive Secretary I
Executive Assistant
Fire and Life Safety Officer I (Division of State Architect Series)
Fire and Life Safety Officer II (Division of State Architect Series)
Information Officer I
Information Officer II
Information Technology Associate
Information Technology Manager I
Information Technology Manager II
Information Technology Specialist I
Information Technology Specialist II
Information Technology Specialist III
Information Technology Supervisor I
Information Technology Supervisor II
Labor Relations Analyst
Labor Relations Manager I
Labor Relations Specialist
Legal Support Supervisor I
Materials and Stores Specialist
Materials and Stores Supervisor
Mechanical Engineer
Office Technician (General)
Office Technician (Typing)
Personnel Specialist
Project Director I
Project Director II
Project Director III
Real Estate Officer
Research Data Analyst I
Research Data Analyst II
Research Data Manager
Research Data Specialist I
Research Data Specialist II
Research Data Specialist III
Research Data Supervisor I
Research Data Supervisor II
Senior Architect
Senior Electrical Engineer
Senior Estimator of Building Construction
Senior Legal Typist
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Senior Real Estate Officer (Specialist)
Senior Structural Engineer
Space Planner
Special Investigator
Staff Space Planner
Staff Real Estate Officer
Staff Services Analyst
Staff Services Manager I
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial)
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory)
Staff Services Manager III
Staff Space Planner
Warehouse Manager I
Warehouse Manager II


Test dates are posted as needs warrant. Please check the bulletin periodically for open testing.

Electrician I
Maintenance Mechanic
Plumber I
Program Technician II
Program Technician III
Stationary Engineer
Warehouse Worker


DGS Recruitment Unit

Department of General Services
Office of Human Resources

707 3rd Street, 1st Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Email: Recruitment@dgs.ca.gov