State employees have a variety of avenues for career advancement.
You can take a statewide or departmental examination and get
placed on an eligibility list. Once you have taken an exam and
been placed on an eligibility list, you may be able to view how
many people have applied for the same position by clicking here.
You may also be eligible to receive Veteran’s Preference Points
if you meet certain criteria. Veteran’s preference points apply
to open civil service examinations for classifications that do
not require both college graduation and two or more years of
experience. For additional information on Veteran’s Preference
Points and how to apply for them click here.
In addition, persons with disabilities are eligible to
participate in LEAP (Limited Examination and Appointment
Program). LEAP provides an alternative way to demonstrate
qualifications for employment other than the transitional state
civil service examination. For more information on
You may also be able to transfer into a different classification
without taking an exam. We recommend that people who are
interested in finding a position to transfer into begin by
checking the Transfer
Calculator found on the CalHR website. You can find
information on vacant positions at VPOS.