Current Examinations in the State of California

Open Examinations

Applications are now being accepted for the following open examinations. Any applicant who meets the minimum qualifications may apply for these examinations, whether or not he/she is currently employed by the State of California. Click on the examination title to view the examination bulletin.

Departmental Promotional Examinations

Fire Captain Paramedic
Final Filing Date - 4/16/2019

Applications are now being accepted for the following departmental promotional examinations. Applicants must have a permanent civil service appointment with the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Applicants not meeting promotional requirements will not be admitted to the examination.

Career Executive Assignment (CEA) Examination(s)

Assistant Deputy Director, Fire Protection Operations, C. E. A.
Final Filing Date - 05/28/2019

Staff Services Analyst (SSA) (General) Transfer Examination

Open to employees of CAL FIRE or the Resources Agency who meet the requirements to laterally transfer to the SSA classification.

Staff Services Analyst (General) Transfer Bulletin

Staff Services Analyst (General) Transfer Request Form
Staff Services Analyst (General) - Letter and Frequently Asked Questions
Staff Services Analyst (General) - Study Guide

Seasonal Firefighter Hiring

FFII/ FAE Hotline

For information regarding the Fire Fighter II (FFII), Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE), and Paramedic Examinations, please call the FFII/FAE Hotline at (916) 445-7842.

Glossary of Terms
Terminology used in the civil service examination process.

CAL FIRE Facilities Directory
Contact your nearest CAL FIRE unit's personnel office for more information; or contact the CAL FIRE Sacramento Human Resources Office at (916) 445-7824.


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