Current Exams for DSH Job Classifications

Apply for as many exams that you are interested and qualified.  To see if you meet the minimum qualifications for entrance into an exam, check the exam title(s) listed below. Bulletins announcing an upcoming exam for a specific classification are typically released three to four weeks prior to the final filing date for the exam.

To obtain information for the hearing-impaired about exams being given by DSH, please contact the California Relay Service for Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 735-2929 or (800) 735-2922 (voice TDD).
If you apply and are accepted to take a DSH exam, refer to the Knowledge and Ability Section listed on the bulletin.  The knowledge and ability information listed is the subject matter from which the exam is based.  Also, a review of the Definition of Terms page will assist you in preparing for the particular examination by reading and understanding the requirements found in the bulletin.

The salaries used in the bulletins may not reflect all pay raises or any additional bonuses. You should verify the salary level(s) with the department personnel office before making any commitments.

If you are looking for employment with the Department of State Hospitals through the Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) and you already understand how the program works, click on the link(s) for the LEAP examinations below or search for vacancies. To learn more about this program, Click Here.

Links to Continuous Open Examinations are currently under development.  Questions regarding the continuous open examinations should be directed to the Selection Services Office at 916-651-8832.


CAREER EXECUTIVE ASSIGNMENT (CEA)
(Competition is limited to State Employees)

Exam Title Final Filing Date Filing Location
Deputy Director, Hospital Strategic Planning and Implementation, CEA Level B April 23, 2021 Sacramento

These exams are for top-level administrative positions.  To be eligible, you must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in the CEA bulletin.

Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

CONTINUOUS TESTING
(applications are accepted on a Continuous Basis)

Exam Title Exam Type Filing Location
Accountant I (Specialist) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Accounting Administrator I (Specialist) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Accounting Officer (Specialist) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Accounting Officer (Supervisor) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Accounting Technician Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Accounting Technician (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Accountant Trainee Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Accountant Trainee (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Administrative Assistant I (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Administrative Assistant II (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Assistant Coordinator of Nursing Services Continuous Sacramento
Assistant Director of Dietetics Multidepartmental Continuous CA Department Veterans Affairs
Assistant Director of Dietetics Open Spot Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan, Napa, and Patton
Assistant Seamer Continuous Sacramento
Associate Governmental Program Analyst Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Associate Hazardous Materials Specialist Continuous - Servicewide Paper/Mail
Associate Management Auditor Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Attorney Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Attorney (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Attorney III Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Attorney IV Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Audiologist I Continuous Sacramento
Automotive Equipment Operator I, Dept of Mental Health and Development Services Continuous Sacramento
Beauty Shop Manager Continuous Sacramento
Behavior Specialist I Servicewide, Open Email preferred
Behavior Specialist II Servicewide, Open Email preferred
Business Service Assistant (Specialist) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Business Service Assistant (Specialist) (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Business Service Officer I (Specialist) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Business Service Officer I (Supervisor) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Business Service Officer II (Specialist) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Business Service Officer II (Supervisor) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Business Service Officer III Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Carpenter I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Carpenter I (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Carpenter II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Carpenter Supervisor Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Catholic Chaplain Open Spot Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan, Napa and Patton
Custodian Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Custodian (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Chief of Plant Operations I Continuous CA Department of Veteran Affairs
Chief of Plant Operations III Continuous Online
Chief Physician and Surgeon Continuous CA Department of Veteran Affairs
Clinical Laboratory Technologist (Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Clinical Social Worker (Health/Correctional Facility) – Safety Continuous Sacramento
Clothing Center Manager Continuous Sacramento
Communications Operator Continuous Sacramento
Consulting Psychologist Open Spot Sacramento
Dental Assistant (Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Dietetic Technician (Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Director of Dietetics Multidepartmental Continuous CA Department Veteran Affairs
Electrician I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Electrician I (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Electrician II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Electrician Supervisor Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Electroencephalographic Technician (Safety) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Executive Assistant Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Executive Assistant (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Executive Secretary I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Executive Secretary I (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Executive Secretary II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Fire Fighter Continuous Online
Food Service Technician I Continuous Online
Food Service Technician I, (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Food Service Technician II Continuous Online
Groundskeeper Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Groundskeeper (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Health Record Technician I Servicewide, Open Email preferred
Health Record Technician II (Specialist) Continuous Sacramento
Health Record Technician II (Supervisor) Continuous Sacramento
Health Record Technician III Servicewide, Open Email preferred
Health Services Specialist (Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Heavy Equipment Mechanic Online Sacramento
Hospital Administrative Resident II Continuous Sacramento
Hospital Police Lieutenant Continuous Sacramento
Hospital Police Officer Continuous Statewide
Hospital Police Sergeant Continuous Email, postal mail, or in person at: Sacramento
Information Officer I (Specialist) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Officer I (Supervisor) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Officer II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Technology Technician Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Technology Technician (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Information Technology Associate Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Technology Associate (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Information Technology Specialist I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Technology Specialist I (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Information Technology Specialist II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Technology Specialist II (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Information Technology Specialist III Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Technology Specialist III (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Information Technology Supervisor I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Technology Supervisor I (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Information Technology Supervisor II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Technology Supervisor II (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Information Technology Manager I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Technology Manager I (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Statewide
Information Technology Manager II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Information Technology Manager II (LEAP) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Investigator Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Labor Relations Analyst Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Labor Relations Manager I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Labor Relations Manager II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Labor Relations Specialist Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Laboratory Assistant Continuous Online
Laundry Worker Servicewide, Open Online
Librarian (Residential Care Centers) Continuous Email, postal mail, or in person at: Sacramento
Locksmith I Continuous Sacramento
Maintenance Mechanic Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Maintenance Mechanic (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Management Services Technician Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Medical Record Director Open Spot Sacramento
Medical Supply Technician Continuous Sacramento
Medical Transcriber Continuous Sacramento
Muslim Chaplain Continuous Sacramento
Nursing Coordinator (Safety) Continuous - Servicewide Online
Nurse Practitioner (Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Office Assistant (General) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Office Assistant (General) (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Office Assistant (Typing) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Office Assistant (Typing) (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Office Technician (General) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Office Technician (General) (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Office Technician (Typing) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Office Technician (Typing) (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Personnel Specialist Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Personnel Supervisor I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Personnel Supervisor II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Pharmacist I Continuous Sacramento
Pharmacist II Continuous Sacramento
Pharmacy Technician Continuous Sacramento
Physical Therapist I, DMH & DDS Continuous Sacramento
Physician and Surgeon (Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Plumber I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Plumber I (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Podiatrist Continuous Sacramento
Program Assistant (Mental Disabilities-Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Program Director (Mental-Disabilities-Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Program Technician Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Program Technician (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Program Technician II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Program Technician II (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Program Technician III Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Program Technician III (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Psychiatric Technician (Safety) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Psychiatric Technician Assistant (Safety) Continuous Online
Psychiatric Technician Instructor Continuous Sacramento
Psychiatric Technician Trainee (Safety) Cutoff: 10/9/2020 Atascadero
Psychologist (Health Facility Clinical Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Public Health Nurse I, DMH and DDS Continuous Sacramento
Public Health Nurse II, DMH and DDS Continuous Sacramento
Radiologic Technologist (Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Registered Dietitian (Safety) Servicewide, Open Email preferred
Rehabilitation Therapist, State Facilities (Art-Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Rehabilitation Therapist, State Facilities (Dance-Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Rehabilitation Therapist, State Facilities (Music-Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Rehabilitation Therapist, State Facilities (Occupational-Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Rehabilitation Therapist, State Facilities (Recreation-Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Research Data Analyst I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Research Data Analyst II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Research Data Supervisor I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Research Data Supervisor II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Research Data Manager Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Research Data Specialist II Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Respiratory Care Practitioner Continuous Sacramento
Seamer Continuous Sacramento
Secretary Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Secretary (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Senior Accounting Officer (Supervisor) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Senior Clinical Laboratory Technologist Continuous Sacramento
Senior Librarian (Specialist, Residential Care Centers) Continuous Email, Postal mail, or in person at: Sacramento
Senior Librarian (Supervisor) Continuous Sacramento
Senior Management Auditor Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Senior Personnel Specialist Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Senior Psychiatric Technician (Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Senior Psychologist (Health Facility) (Specialist) Continuous Sacramento
Senior Psychologist Health Facility (Supervisor) Continuous Sacramento
Social Worker Associate (Safety) Continuous Sacramento
Special Investigator Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Staff Management Auditor Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Staff Services Analyst (General) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Staff Services Analyst (General) Servicewide, Open Online
Staff Services Management Auditor Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Staff Services Manager I Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Staff Services Manager II (Managerial) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Staff Services Manager III Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Stationary Engineer Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Stationary Engineer (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Stationary Engineer Apprentice (Four Year Program) Continuous Sacramento
Stock Clerk Continuous Online
Supervising Clinical Laboratory Technologist Continuous Sacramento
Supervising Management Auditor Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Supervising Registered Nurse (Safety) Continuous Online
Supervisor of Building Trades Continuous Online
Teacher, State Hospitals (Learning Handicapped, Mentally Disabled) Continuous Sacramento
Television Assistant Continuous Sacramento
Unit Supervisor (Safety) Continuous Online
Upholsterer Continuous Sacramento
Vocational Instructor Landscape Gardening (Safety) Continuous Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan, Napa, and Patton
Warehouse Worker Multidepartmental Open Statewide
Warehouse Worker (LEAP) Servicewide, Open Online
Water and Sewage Plant Supervisor Multidepartmental Open Dept of Parks and Recreation

OPEN EXAMS
(The following exams are open to all candidates who meet the minimum qualifications)
***Bulletins are available in your personnel office***

Examination Title Final Filing Date Filing Location
Clinical Psychology Intern Continuous - Open - Spot Mail or in person at: Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan, Napa, and Patton
Hospital Police Lieutenant 1/28/2021 Sacramento

PROMOTIONAL EXAMS
(Competition is limited to State Employees)

Examination Title Examination Type Filing Location
Fire Chief Departmental, Promotional Email preferred

PROMOTIONAL TRANSFER EXAMS
(Competition is limited to State Employees)

Exam Title Final Filing Date Filing Location
Staff Services Analyst Transfer Examination Continuous Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan, Napa, Patton, Sacramento