DDS employs full and part-time employees in a variety of positions including clinical, trades, clerical and law enforcement positions.
DDS is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, including recruiting and retaining individuals with disabilities and other underrepresented or marginalized groups. It is DDS’ policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to disability status or any other protected category under applicable state or federal law. Most DDS positions fall under the California state civil service process and are generally filled through competitive examinations.
The Department is always looking for creative and talented individuals who enjoy working with and helping people!
- Sacramento (Headquarters)
- Orange County – Southern California (Headquarters)
- Community State Staff Program
- Canyon Springs
- Fairview Development Center
- Porterville Development Center
- Northern STAR
- Southern STAR
- Central STAR
October 9th – Sacramento (Headquarters) Job Fair
Positions for the CSSP are for employees who are currently employed at a DC/CF.
Selected employees are post probation internal transfers within the DC/CF. Employees shall remain in their current classification, retain their permanent civil service status and benefits while they are assigned to the CSSP
|Psychiatric Technician – BAT Residential Services||10/07/2020||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician – Elwyn||9/30/2016||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Registered Nurse – Elwyn||9/30/2016||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Registered Nurse - Regional Center East Bay||6/1/2023||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician Assistant – MINGCO||7/28/2017||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician – GGRC||7/28/2017||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician – MINGCO||7/28/2017||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician Assistant – Elwyn||11/29/2017||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician – Casa Luna||4/6/2018||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Management Services Technician – San Andreas RC||5/3/2018||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Registered Nurse – Continental Post Acute||6/12/2018||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Licensed Vocational Nurse – Continental Post Acute||6/12/2018||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|AGPA/SSA SARC||7/26/2018||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT – Belen Haven||7/26/2018||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|REGISTERED NURSE -Belen Haven||7/26/2018||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Licensed Vocational Nurse – Belen Haven II||7/31/2018||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician Assistant – Casa Luna||9/25/2018||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Registered Nurse - Kern Regional Center||8/15/2019||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychologist - Kern Regional Center||8/15/2019||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician Assistant , Integrated Treatment Services||9/24/2019||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician, Integrated Treatment Services||9/24/2019||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Registered Nurse, National Support Services||4/15/2020||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychologist - SGPRC||4/15/2020||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Nurse Advocate - SGPRC||4/15/2020||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Licensed Vocational Nurse, National Support Services||4/15/2020||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Registered Nurse, Kern Regional Center||5/8/2020||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician, Integrated Treatment Services||5/8/2020||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychologist, Kern Regional Center||5/8/2020||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Psychiatric Technician Assistant, Integrated Treatment Services||5/8/2020||Until Filled||Full-Time, Permanent|
State Civil Service jobs are generally filled through competitive examinations. Information about the examination is provided by a bulletin. The bulletin includes information such as job title, salary, final filing date, minimum qualifications, and the type of test required. The typical types of tests may include written, interview, skills, (e.g., typing and driving), and physical ability (e.g. swimming, lifting, and running). The whole examination process may take as long as six months or more to complete.
For more information about the examination and civil service process you may want to visit the CalHR Frequently Asked Questions page.
For further information, visit the California Department of Human Resources website.
DDS advertises positions by releasing examination bulletins. These bulletins provide information regarding minimum qualifications; how, where, what to study, and when to file for a particular examination. Visit the CalHR Website for examination opportunities.
Out-of-State applicants may obtain an official state application form by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:California Department of Human Resources Service Center P.O. Box 944201 Sacramento, CA 94244-2010
Note: Original signatures are required on all application submitted for an examination or a vacancy. It is a good idea to make additional copies of your application after completion, but before signing.
Applicants who DO NOT meet the minimum qualifications for the classification being tested will receive a Disqualification letter. If you disagree with the disqualification decision and have additional information to submit to Personnel, follow the instructions indicated on the Disqualification Letter.
Applicants that DO meet the minimum qualifications for the classification being tested will not receive another notice until the next phase of the exam process. At that time, you may receive a Notice for a Written Examination and/or a Notice for an Oral Interview.
During the life of the eligibility list, you may be contacted to apply for a specific job. Employment Inquiries are sent to candidates when an agency or department is attempting to fill a position. Individuals are usually selected for interviews from the first three ranks on the eligibility list.
If you are not interested in that particular position you do not need to apply for the vacancy.
If you are interested in an advertised job vacancy, and you are reachable on the eligibility list for that classification, you do not need to wait for a contact letter to apply for a position. You may apply for a position and indicate your eligibility on your application in the explanations section that you are reachable and/or submit a copy of your result notice along with your State application.
Find a Vacancy
Now that you have taken an examination and are on an eligible list, the next step is locating a vacant position. There are many ways to obtain vacancy information. You may receive a contact letter. However, because there may be several candidates in the same rank, the computer may randomly choose the candidates who will receive a contact letter or due to employment preferences, you may be reachable for one position and not reachable for another position. If you receive a contact letter and fail to reply. or if you decline three job inquiries, your name may be removed from the list.
Don’t wait to be contacted
You may immediately apply for job openings. If you are not in the first three ranks, you may have to wait until a rank is cleared before you can be hired. DDS advertises vacancies on the CalCareers Jobs Site.
Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP)
LEAP is an alternative examination and appointment process designed to facilitate the recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities as State of California employees.
The LEAP examination process is a two-part process that consists of: 1) a Minimum Qualifications Assessment (Readiness Evaluation), and 2) a Job Examination Period (JEP) that is administered and evaluated in the work setting.
To be eligible for appointment to a permanent civil service position via LEAP, you must complete the following steps:
- Apply for LEAP certification with the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). Learn more about the LEAP certification process by visiting DOR’s web site.
- Take self-evaluations (also known as LEAP exams) for state job classifications you qualify for.
- Identify specific job vacancies on the CalCareers web site that you are interested in and may be qualified for.
- Apply for job vacancies using your CalCareers account in accordance with the instructions provided in the job advertisement.
- If selected for a position, successfully complete a JEP.
The link below provides further information on LEAP, including an instructional video on how to navigate the process:
For more information, please contact DDS’ Office of Human Rights and Advocacy Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: August 29, 2023