The CalPERS Job Application Process Explained

Hi I’m Colin, here to explain the CalPERSjob application process.

There’s essentially just two steps: firsttake and pass an exam, then second, apply for a job.

Now let’s look at each step in a littlemore detail, starting with the exam.

So, what is an exam? An exam tests your knowledge and experiencerelated to a specific field – or classification.

You must take a separate exam for each classificationyou’re interested in applying for.

There are two types of exams: Open Exams,which may be taken by anyone who meets the minimum requirements, and Promotional Exams,which are limited to current State employees and Veterans only.

So if you’re new to employment with theState and you’re not a Veteran, look for an Open exam.

Search exams at calpers.



Some exams are administered in person; othersmay be taken online.

Follow the instructions on the exam bulletinto apply for and take an exam.

Note that not all exams are given continuously,so check back often to ensure you don’t miss an opportunity to take a specific exam.

Once you’ve taken an exam you’ll be rankedbased on your score and placed on an eligible list along with others who’ve passed thesame exam.

With eligibility established, you may beginapplying for jobs within the classification for which you tested.

Finding a CalPERS job to apply for is simple.

Visit jobs.


Gov and enter “Public EmployeesRetirement System” in the Department field.

Then apply online for jobs that interest youand for which you meet the minimum qualifications.

After the final filing date, we’ll invitethe most qualified applicants to interview.

Still have questions? Visit the Job Opportunitiessection of our website for further details and for information on how to contact us.

Or watch this short video to learn more aboutwho we are, and what we do at CalPERS.

Have a great day.

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