CSSP – Hiring Process

Each Community Contractor (CC), working together with the Community State Staff Program Coordinator (CSSPC), will follow the guidelines of the hiring process in accordance with all requirements of the California Department of Human Resources (also known as CalHR) and labor organization agreements.

  • Once a contract is signed with the CC, the CSSPC will work directly with each CC to create a duty statement and a JOB (Job Opportunity Bulletin) that corresponds with each community job.
  • Employment Opportunities and duty statements will be announced via a JOB through the DDS website. The assignment will be available to all developmental center/ community facility employees who have passed their probationary period.
  • The JOB will include specific assignments, minimal/desirable qualifications, work locations, hours of work, shift, time-base, organizational structure, days off, final filing date and where to submit the application.
  • Prior to the final filing date, the CSSPC will schedule an informational meeting to encourage state staff to meet and ask questions to the CC and learn about the operation of the community organization.
  • Selection will be based upon a competitive interview. The panel will include a representative from the CC and a representative from DDS. All interviews will utilize patterned questions.
  • Competitive interviews will allow the CC to meet with each applicant and to make the selection for that assignment.
  • Once the selected employee has accepted the assignment, the start date is determined. The start date of the community assignment is driven by the needs of the CC, and can be adjusted to align with the preparations for the work location.
  • While awaiting the effective start date, the employee may participate in trainings identified by the CC such as Direct Support Professionals (DSP) training or the agency’s new employee orientation training and/or cross training activities with the specific individuals that will be transitioned into the community.


Last modified: April 8, 2019