Work at Department of Fair Employment and Housing

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 people responsible for protecting Californians from discrimination, hate violence, and human trafficking.


Current Openings

The DFEH is recruiting for the following position(s):

ClassificationLocationFinal Filing DateDescription
Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA)/Staff Services Analyst (SSA) - DFEH is recruiting to fill an AGPA/SSA to provide professional, quality service and accurate information to the public by accepting, investigating, and resolving the more varied and complex complaints of employment and housing discrimination, denial of services by a public accommodation, and acts of hate violence under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Ralph Civil Rights Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This is a full journey level position.Statewide -Enforcement/Employment Team 1 Until FilledDuty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the
Staff Services Analyst Exam
or
Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA)/Staff Services Analyst (SSA) - The incumbent performs a variety of tasks under the general supervision of the Staff Services Manager I. The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) provides professional, quality service and accurate information to the public by accepting, investigating, and resolving the more varied and complex complaints of housing discrimination, denial of services by a public accommodation, and acts of hate violence under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Ralph Civil Rights Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This is a full journey level position.Statewide - Enforcement Team 2Until FilledDuty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the
Staff Services Analyst Exam
or
Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA)/Staff Services Analyst (SSA) - Department of Fair Employment and Housing is seeking an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) to provide professional, quality service and accurate information to the public by accepting, investigating, and resolving the more varied and complex complaints of housing discrimination, denial of services by a public accommodation, and acts of hate violence under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Ralph Civil Rights Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This is a full journey level position.Enforcement/Housing unit – Elk Grove or Los AngelesUntil FilledDuty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the
Staff Services Analyst Exam
or
Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

This position is pending budget approval.
CEA – Assistant Deputy Director - Department of Fair Employment and Housing is seeking an Assistant Deputy Director to develop, implement, and evaluate policies and programs related to reducing hate violence in California, among other strategic initiatives and priority projects of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The incumbent is a subject matter expert who staffs and advises the new Commission on the State of Hate, working closely with the Commissioners and Department staff to study hate in California, develop anti-hate resources for community leaders, law enforcement and others, and make recommendations for further action (see Assembly Bill 1126, Statutes of 2021, Chapter 712).
Executive Programs - StatewideJune 30, 2022Duty Statement (PDF)
Staff Services Manager II (SSM II) - Department of Fair Employment and Housing is seeking a SSM II to serve as manager of the Department’s Quality Assurance and Reporting Unit (QARU). The QARU is comprised of two sections: Public Records Act (PRA) and Appeals and Reporting. The SSM II ensures that administrative appeals, public records requests, and other QARU functions are processed timely and accurately. The SSM II also assists the Assistant Deputy Director with investigating Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints and any other EEO related duties.

Executive Programs/QARU - LAJune 30, 2022Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) Exam

This position is pending budget approval.
Sr. FEH Counsel - Department of Fair Employment and Housing is seeking a Sr. FEH Counsel to provide legal advice to the Quality Assurance and Reporting Unit based on careful research and analysis, as well as processes the most complex appeals and Public Records Act (PRA) requests.
Executive Programs/QARU – StatewideJuly 1, 2022Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Attorney III Exam

This posting is a RE-ADVERTISEMENT. If you previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply.
Assistant Chief Counsel
- Department of Fair Employment and Housing is seeking an Assistant Chief Counsel (ACC) to support the Deputy Director in the direction, oversight, and administration of the Dispute Resolution Division. The ACC serves as an advisor to the Deputy Director.

Dispute Resolution - StatewideJuly 5, 2022Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the
Assistant Chief Counsel Exam

Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) - Department of Fair Employment and Housing is seeking a Staff Services Manager II to plan, organize, and direct the operation of the Department’s Communication Center by responding to complaints of violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, the Ralph Civil Rights Act, Civil Code section 51.9, the Disabled Persons Act, the CA Trafficking Victim Protection Act, and other laws prohibiting discrimination.
Enforcement/Communication Center – Elk GroveJuly 6, 2022Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the
Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory) Exam

How to Apply

To compete for a job opening at DFEH, new candidates need to take the following steps:

  • Identify classifications for which you are qualified, take and pass an examination and be reachable on a current employment eligibility list.
  • Once your examination status is secure, identify and apply for vacant positions within that classification at DFEH, following all instructions outline in the job posting, including State of California Application Form (STD 678), resume, statement of qualifications, etc., as requested.
  • Submit your application either online by creating an online CalHR profile (https://jobs.ca.gov), or by mailing your materials to:

    Department of Fair Employment and Housing
    Attn: Human Resources Office
    2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100
    Elk Grove, CA 95758

  • The most qualified candidates will be interviewed in one of our State offices by DFEH staff. Final filing dates may be extended or positions re-advertised if vacancies are not filled.

Current Examinations

Examinations Open to the Public and State Employees

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.

Exam Bulletins by Job ClassificationsType of ExamFinal Filing DateClassification Description
Assistant Chief Counsel (PDF)
Open ExaminationContinuous TestingAssistant Chief Counsel
Legal Analyst (PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingLegal Analyst
Legal Secretary (PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingLegal Secretary
Legal Assistant (PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingLegal Assistant
Attorney IVOpen ExaminationContinuous TestingAttorney IV
Staff Services Manager IOpen Examination12/31/2020Staff Services Manager I
Staff Services Manager I (PDF)(exam used to fill FEH Consultant III, Specialist)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingStaff Services Manager I
Staff Services Manager III (PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingStaff Services Manager III
Staff Services Manager II (PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingStaff Services Manager II
Attorney III (PDF) (used to fill Senior FEH Counsel)
Open ExaminationContinuous TestingAttorney III
Associate Governmental Program Analyst (PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingAssociate Governmental Program Analyst
Attorney (PDF) (used to fill FEH Counsel)

Open ExaminationContinuous TestingAttorney
Staff Services Analyst (PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingStaff Services Analyst
Attorney V (PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingAttorney V
Special Investigator (PDF) (exam used to fill FEH Consultant III, Specialist)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingSpecial Investigator

Promotional Examinations

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.

Exam Bulletins by Job ClassificationType of ExamFinal Filing DateClassification Description

Student Internship and Externship Programs

It is the policy and practice of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to provide educational and experiential opportunities to student interns and externs, and to appropriately recruit for, train, and evaluate all such students. To learn more about the Department’s internship and externship program and policies, please see the DFEH Student Internship and Externship Program Guide.

Student Internship and externship program guide (PDF)


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