Jobs and Exams

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing offers rewarding career opportunities. Becoming a member of the Department means that you are joining a family of dedicated, hardworking men and women responsible for protecting Californians from discrimination and hate violence. Once you join our team, there are many career options you can take as an investigator or an attorney.

To be eligible for one of our job openings, you must either take the examination for that classification or be a current state employee who is eligible to transfer into the position. Examinations for the classifications used by DFEH are available online and consist of a Training and Experience Evaluation. You will find links to the examination bulletins below under “Examinations Open to the Public and State Employees.”

These examinations gauge your experience and educational credentials. You should consider all of your experience and education, in any capacity (student, volunteer, etc.), when completing the exam. Be honest, but not modest. Your exam will be scored and your name will be placed on a certification list. The certification list is ranked and you must score in a reachable rank (1-3) in order to be eligible to compete and be hired into a position.

Should you have any questions regarding the examination process please contact Amy Duarte, HR Analyst at 916-585-7124.

CIVIL RIGHTS HONORS PROGRAM

The DFEH Civil Rights Honors Program is a highly competitive, one-year program for recent law school graduates and newly admitted lawyers who are committed to public service. Participants in the program will develop practical lawyering skills working with experienced DFEH attorneys in the investigation, mediation, and prosecution of civil rights cases brought by the Department on behalf of the people of California. Apply through March 30, 2016.
Click here for more details.

SUMMER HONORS PROGRAM

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), seeks law students with a passion for enforcing the civil rights laws protecting people in the most populous and diverse state in the country. Apply through March 15, 2016 for summer 2016 opportunities.
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Current Openings

The DFEH is recruiting for the following position.

ClassificationLocationFinal Filing DateDescription
Fair Employment and Housing Consultant III (Specialist)Elk Grove HousingSeptember 6, 2016Duty Statement
Office Technician (Typing)Elk Grove HousingSeptember 6, 2016Duty Statement
Systems Software Specialist I (Technical)Information Technology Systems Division – Elk GroveSeptember 6, 2016Duty Statement

Unless you are a current or former State employee and have return rights to the job classification, you must have successfully passed the examination for the appropriate job classification and be on a current employment eligibility list to compete for job openings at DFEH.  If you are interested in one of DFEH's job recruitment above and are eligible to compete, please submit a standard State Application Form (STD 678) and resume (optional unless specified) that details your education and employment history to the address below. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed. Final filing dates may be extended if positions are not filled.

Human Resources Office
2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Are you a veteran?  View Veteran's information on the CalVet website.

Examinations Open to the public and STATE EMPLOYEES

You must have successfully passed the examination for the appropriate job classification and be on a current employment eligibility list to compete for job openings at DFEH.  Below is a list of exams that you may take so you are prepared to compete for future DFEH vacancies.

Exam Bulletins by Job ClassificationType of ExamFinal Filing DateClassification Description
Attorney (used to fill FEH Counsel)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingSPB Spec
Attorney III (used to fill Senior FEH Counsel)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingSPB Spec
Attorney IVOpen Examination
Continuous Testing
SPB Spec
Attorney VOpen Examination
Continuous Testing
SPB Spec
Legal AnalystOpen Examination
Continuous Testing
SPB Spec
Special Investigator (exam used to fill FEH Consultant III, Specialist)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingSPB Spec
Staff Services Analyst Open Examination
Continuous Testing
SPB Spec
Associate Governmental Program Analyst Open ExaminationContinuous Testing
SPB Spec
Staff Services Manager I (exam used to fill FEH Consultant III, Specialist) Open ExaminationContinuous Testing SPB Spec
Staff Services Manager II  Open ExaminationContinuous TestingSPB Spec
Staff Services Manager IIIOpen ExaminationContinuous TestingSPB Spec
Graduate Legal AssistantOpen ExaminationContinuous TestingSPB Spec

Promotional Exams

Promotional exams are open to current or former DFEH employees only. If you are a former employee and you need to confirm eligibility, please email the Human Resources office. You must apply on or before the final filing date.

 Bulletin
Exam Bulletins by Job ClassificationType of ExamFinal Filing DateClassification Description
Staff Services Analyst Transfer ExamOpen ExaminationContinuous TestingBulletin