CAREERS

At DOR, you can make a difference. We administer the largest vocational rehabilitation program in the United States and have more than 1800 employees serving more than 120,000 Californians with disabilities annually through nearly 100 locations statewide. At the DOR there are more than 40 different state job classifications ranging from technical, analytical, counseling, teaching, administrative and management positions.

DOR’s Critical Hiring Needs

State Hiring Process

To begin your career with the DOR, the state hiring process consists of visiting the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website and following basic steps:

Obtain List Eligibility


If a candidate is successful in the testing process, his or her name will be ranked on an employment list in score order. (For example, if a score of 94 is the highest score, all candidates receiving 94 are placed in "rank 1"; if 91 is the second highest score, all candidates receiving 91 are placed in "rank 2"; etc.). Successful candidates remain on the employment list for the period stated on the exam bulletin.

DOR hiring supervisors may interview candidates on an employment list, but can only hire candidates within the top three reachable ranks of the list.

Apply for Positions


When applying for positions, it’s very important to follow directions as described in the Job Advertisement and apply by the final filing date. Applications received by the final filing date are reviewed by the hiring supervisor and the most qualified candidates are notified of their interview date, location, and time. The interview usually involves a panel consisting of the hiring supervisor and one or two other managers or subject matter experts asking candidates several job-related questions specific to the position. The hiring process concludes with DOR selecting the most qualified candidate for the position.

Take an Exam


The selection process for every state position requires an evaluation of an applicant’s education, experience, abilities, and knowledge. To apply for an exam, candidates must complete an examination application (California State Examination/Employment Application Form 678), available when setting up a profile on CalHR’s CalCareers page.

Examinations consist of various testing methods and are described on the "examination bulletin" or announcement. The most common tests consist of oral and written components. Applicants that aren't yet State of California employees are eligible for "open" exams only. Candidates should review the exam bulletin for:

  • Minimum qualifications for entrance to the exam
  • Civil Service classification information
  • Examination and position information

Search for DOR Vacancies


List candidates may receive an "employment inquiry" notice from DOR of a specific job opening and invitation to apply however candidates are strongly encouraged to search and apply for vacant positions as well.