The Department of Developmental Services employs full- and part-time employees in a variety of positions including clinical, trades and clerical positions. The majority of these are in the developmental centers. Most positions are covered by the California State civil service process and are generally filled through competitive examinations. The Department is looking for creative and talented individuals who enjoy working with and helping people, and who are interested in joining a team dedicated to provide 24-hour habilitation and treatment services for residents with developmental disabilities designed to increase levels of independence, functioning skills, and opportunities for making choices that affect a person’s life including the identification of services and supports and options for transition into the local community.
- 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
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|
|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.
Individuals with Disabilities
If you are an individual with a “disability” who either
- has a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that limits one or more major life activities,
- has a record or history of such impairment or medical condition, or
- is regarded as having such an impairment or medical condition,
You may wish to participate in the State’s Limited Examination & Appointment Program (LEAP). Look up current open LEAP examinations in the State Exam Bulletin Search by entering “LEAP” in the search box.
LEAP Information – please visit the Department of Rehabilitation’s website for more information.
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.
Last modified: November 9, 2022