The CalPERS Job Application Process Explained

The CalPERS Job Application Process Explained

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Hi I’m Colin, here to explain the CalPERS
job application process. There’s essentially just two steps: first
take and pass an exam, then second, apply for a job. Now let’s look at each step in a little
more detail, starting with the exam. So, what is an exam? An exam tests your knowledge and experience
related to a specific field – or classification. You must take a separate exam for each classification
you’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 the
State and you’re not a Veteran, look for an Open exam. Search exams at calpers.ca.gov/exams. Some exams are administered in person; others
may be taken online. Follow the instructions on the exam bulletin
to 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 ranked
based on your score and placed on an eligible list along with others who’ve passed the
same exam. With eligibility established, you may begin
applying for jobs within the classification for which you tested. Finding a CalPERS job to apply for is simple. Visit jobs.ca.gov and enter “Public Employees
Retirement System” in the Department field. Then apply online for jobs that interest you
and for which you meet the minimum qualifications. After the final filing date, we’ll invite
the most qualified applicants to interview. Still have questions? Visit the Job Opportunities
section of our website for further details and for information on how to contact us. Or watch this short video to learn more about
who we are, and what we do at CalPERS. Have a great day.

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