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.

While there are DFEH offices in Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Fresno, and Fremont, all hiring is handled through the headquarters office in Elk Grove.


Current Openings

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

ClassificationLocationFinal Filing DateDescription

This posting is a RE-ADVERTISEMENT. If you previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply.


Information Technology Associate - Department of Fair Employment and Housing is seeking an IT Associate to join their Information Technology Division to assist with system support for multiple, highly complex DFEH technology platforms. The ITA works in conjunction with the Information Technology Services Unit (ITSU) staff on programs and projects dealing with statewide applications, deployment and updates.
Information Technology - Elk GroveSeptember 29, 2021Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the
Information Technology Associate Exam

C.E.A – Deputy Director of Dispute Resolution - Department of Fair Employment and Housing is seeking a Deputy Director to lead the Department’s Dispute Resolution Division. This includes overseeing the performance of the division, making changes to processes, policies, and systems in order to ensure performance targets are met, establishing and maintaining the tools, training, and practices needed to foster high levels of staff engagement and productivity, and creating/supporting a work environment consistent with the Department’s core values. The Deputy Director of Dispute Resolution exercises broad responsibility over the Division and serves as a member of the Department’s Executive Team and as the Department’s chief mediation expert.Dispute Resolution – Bakersfield, Elk Grove, Fremont, Fresno, Los Angeles or RiversideOctober 4, 2021Duty Statement (PDF)
Associate Governmental Program Analyst - Under the direction of the BSO Procurement Manager, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for independently performing analytical business services related tasks in a variety of functions including the procurement of Non-Information Technology (IT) and IT Goods and Services as mandated within the State Administrative Manual (SAM), State Contracting Manuel (SCM, and all other policies, guidelines, and memorandumsElk GroveOctober 6, 2021Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the
Associate Governmental Program Analyst 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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