Work at Civil Rights Department

The Civil Rights Department 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 CRD is recruiting for the following position(s):


ClassificationLocationFinal Filing DateDescription
Staff Services Manager I (Supervisory) - Civil Rights Department is seeking a Staff Services Manager I to perform a variety of tasks with minimal oversight and substantial authority. The Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) functions as the lead in a supervisory capacity, coordinating and planning case processing. Enforcement/Housing – Elk Grove or LAFebruary 1, 2023Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Staff Service Manager I Exam


Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) - Civil Rights Department is seeking an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) to provide professional, quality service and accurate information to the public by serving as an initial point of contact for the Department. The AGPA screens and responds to email inquiries and provides sensitive and detailed program information to complainants, respondents, attorneys, the general public, and other interested parties on Civil Rights pursuant to the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act, Ralph Civil Rights Act, and the Disabled Persons Act. The AGPA also serves as an Assistant Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator by responding to those who need accommodations to interact with the department.Enforcement/Communication Center – All officesFebruary 1, 2023Duty Statement (PDF)


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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam


Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) - Civil Rights Department is seeking an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) in the Quality Assurance & Reporting Unit to act as a special projects analyst who efficiently handles the intake of appeals and public records requests, decides non-complex appeals, researches and responds to public records requests, and generates data reports on the work of the Civil Rights Department (CRD). The incumbent also assists or undertakes special projects of the Executive Programs Division and handles customer service complaints.Executive Programs/QARU – Elk Grove, LA or OaklandFebruary 2, 2023Duty Statement (PDF)


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Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam


Associate Governmental Program Analyst [will consider Staff Services Analyst] - Under the supervision of the CRD Chief Fiscal Officer, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for more difficult and complex technical budget work associated with the development and management of the department’s annual budget and other related assignments for the CRD fiscal services unit. The AGPA may communicate with departmental staff at all levels, as well as staff of the Department of Finance.
This position requires excellent written communication skills and Microsoft Excel experience, including the development and utilization of complex formulas and methodologies. The incumbent is expected to consistently exercise a high degree of initiative, responsibility, and independence in performing a heavy workload and meet short deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Elk GroveFebruary 5, 2023Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Staff Service Analyst Exam or Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Exam

Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) - Civil Rights Department is seeking an AGPA to be responsible for the operations of the Department’s strategic initiatives and legislative and regulatory efforts, which includes the California Civil Rights Council and the Commission on the State of Hate. The incumbent will develop systems and processes for efficient operations. The incumbent will also be responsible for a variety of analytical and research tasks, including investigative research and legislative bill analyses.Executive Programs/Research & Strategic Initiatives – Elk Grove, LA or OaklandFebruary 8, 2023Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

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

FEH Consultant III
- Civil Rights Department is seeking a Fair Employment and Housing (FEH) Consultant III to provide professional, quality service and accurate information to the public by accepting, investigating, and resolving 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, Ralph Civil Rights Act, and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This is the nonsupervisory, technical specialist FEH Consultant level position.
Enforcement/Housing – Elk Grove or LAFebruary 15, 2023Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Staff Service Manager I Exam or Special Investigator
Exam

How to Apply

To compete for a job opening at CRD, 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 CRD, 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 CRD 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 CRD 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 CRD 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
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Student Internship and Externship Programs

It is the policy and practice of the Civil Rights Department 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 CRD Student Internship and Externship Program Guide.

Student Internship and externship program guide (PDF)


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