Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
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Personnel Services Section, MS-Q 1600 Ninth Street
P. O. Box 944202
Sacramento, CA 94244-2020
Info: (916) 322-9335
1-800-999-JOBS (5627)

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Employment Opportunities

The Department of Developmental Services employs approximately 6,000 full- and part-time employees in a variety of positions including clinical, trades, and clerical positions. The majority of these are in the developmental centers. Most positions are covered by the California State civil service process and are generally filled through competitive examinations. The Department is looking for creative and talented individuals who enjoy working with and helping people, and who are interested in joining a team dedicated to provide 24-hour habilitation and treatment services for residents with developmental disabilities designed to increase levels of independence, functioning skills, and opportunities for making choices that affect a person's life including the identification of services and supports and options for transition into the local community.

Examination Opportunities

Open examinations are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications listed on the exam bulletin. Open examinations provide employment opportunities to both the general public and current state employees.

(Source: California Department of Human Resources website)

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Last Updated: 9/20/2019