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):


DescriptionLocationFinal Filing DateAdditional Information
Labor Relations Manager I - Under the general direction of the Deputy Director (CEA), Administrative Services Division, the Labor Relations Officer is responsible to create, implement and administer the Civil Rights Department (CRD)’s Labor Relations Program and Performance Management Program. Related to the Labor Relations Program, the Labor Relations Officer provides program direction and guidance to CRD’s supervisors/managers on matters such as contract interpretation, working conditions, handling of grievances and complaints, workplace changes, and contract negotiation proposals. Related to the Performance Management Program, the Labor Relations Officer provides direction and guidance to supervisors/managers regarding performance expectations, progressive discipline recommendations, and administrative process defense policies and strategies. The Labor Relations Officer has contact and may act as the department’s liaison with departmental management and staff, control agency representatives, collective bargaining agencies and staff, and other state agency personnel.SacramentoJune 21, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Labor Relations Manager I Exam

Legal Analyst - The California Civil Rights Department is looking to hire a Legal Analyst! We are rapidly growing as the nation’s largest state civil rights agency. This is a fantastic opportunity to serve your fellow Californians and help protect civil rights. Our Legal Analysts are crucial members of our civil rights mission, providing mission critical litigation and investigative support. We work alongside passionate and dedicated attorneys, investigators, paralegals, and secretaries. This job provides flexible telework opportunities, robust medical/dental/vision benefits, good work/life balance (all state holidays & flexible leave options), unique and impactful work, and the chance to develop a variety of skills. The Legal Analyst works under the supervision of a Legal Support Manager, providing complex support in State and Federal civil litigations as well as government investigations. This position will work collaboratively with a team of attorneys and other legal support staff consisting of the Legal Managers, Senior Legal Typists, and Legal Secretaries. The Legal Analyst investigates facts and provides assistance to attorneys with legal matters, including drafting pleadings, formal discovery requests and responses, declarations and various motions, compiles and organizes trial notebooks and binders, and manages calendar and litigation deadlines. Applicants should be attentive to fine details, be familiar with legal terminology and law office practices. CRD employees are privy to high profile case information and should exercise discretion and sensitivity in handling work product and evidence. This job classification is represented by the SEIU 1000, bargaining unit 1. Successful passing of a one-year probationary period will grant permanent civil service status.StatewideJune 23, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Legal Analyst Exam

FEH Consultant III - Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager l, the CRD Consultant III Specialist will investigate complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and related civil rights violations. The incumbent may also work under the direction of a Sr. CRD Counsel (III, IV or V) who may be acting as lead on a matter. The cases the incumbent will investigate will typically involve group and class matters involving systemic discrimination and high impact individual cases identified by the Legal Division.StatewideJune 23, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

FEH Consultant III

Attorney III - The Outreach and Education Unit of the Civil Rights Department (CRD or Department) strategically protects and advances civil rights in California through a variety of outreach and education activities. This includes civil rights campaigns, live trainings, written guidance, collaborations with community groups, and innovative programs.

Under the general direction of the Assistant Deputy Director of Outreach and Education (Assistant Deputy Director), an Attorney III in the Outreach and Education Unit is a senior member of the team who is responsible for drafting and editing educational materials on a variety of legal topics, delivering high-quality legal trainings and presentations, and advancing CRD’s mission through the development of innovative educational initiatives.
StatewideJuly 01, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Attorney III Exam

Attorney I - Under direction of an Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney I supports the Legal Division’s affirmative civil rights enforcement work by representing the Department in litigation brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Ralph Civil Rights Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act, and other statutes in the Department’s jurisdiction, and by providing other legal support for the Legal Division’s operation.
StatewideJuly 01, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Attorney III Exam

Staff Service Manager I - Under the general supervision of the Accounting Administrator II (Chief Fiscal Officer), the Staff Services Manager I (Budget Manager) is responsible for managing the Budget unit’s workload related to the development, implementation, monitoring, and control of the budget for the California Civil Rights Department (CRD). Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to participation in the preparation and development of the CRD's annual budget; preparation of budget documents (Budget Change Proposals, Finance Letters, Budget Revisions, Control Section Letters, etc.), schedules (7A, 8, etc.), fiscal analyses and reports; and responsible for the review and analysis of program budgets.
SacramentoJuly 8, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Staff Service Manager I Exam

Seasonal Clerk - Under the supervision of the Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor), the incumbent is responsible for performing various clerical functions for the Accounting Office. The Seasonal clerk provides quality office support and duties to the accounting unit.SacramentoJuly 8, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)
This is a continuous, year long job posting with the following quarterly cutoff dates:
  • January 15
  • April 15
  • July 15
  • October 15
Candidates must have eligibility and submit applications in each quarter by the cutoff date in order to be considered for that round of recruitment.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst (will consider SSA): Civil Rights Department is seeking an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) to provide professional, quality service and accurate information to the public by accepting, investigating, and resolving the more varied and complex complaints of housing discrimination, denial of services by a public accommodation, and acts of hate violence under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Ralph Civil Rights Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This is a full journey level position.
Enforcement/Housing – Elk Grove, LA or RiversideJuly 15, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam


or


Staff Services Analyst Exam

This is a continuous, year long job posting with the following quarterly cutoff dates:

January 15
April 15
July 15
October 15

Candidates must have eligibility and submit applications in each quarter by the cutoff date in order to be considered for that round of recruitment.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst
- The incumbent performs a variety of tasks under the general supervision of the Staff Services Manager I. The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) provides professional, quality service and accurate information to the public by accepting, investigating, and resolving the more varied and complex complaints of housing discrimination, denial of services by a public accommodation, and acts of hate violence under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Ralph Civil Rights Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This is a full journey level position.
Enforcement - Employment Team 1Until FiledDuty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam or Staff Service Analyst Exam



This is a continuous, year long job posting with the following quarterly cutoff dates:

January 15
April 15
July 15
October 15

Candidates must have eligibility and submit applications in each quarter by the cutoff date in order to be considered for that round of recruitment.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst
- The incumbent performs a variety of tasks under the general supervision of the Staff Services Manager I. The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) provides professional, quality service and accurate information to the public by accepting, investigating, and resolving the more varied and complex complaints of housing discrimination, denial of services by a public accommodation, and acts of hate violence under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Ralph Civil Rights Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This is a full journey level position.
Enforcement - HousingUntil FiledDuty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam
or Staff Service Analyst Exam


This is a continuous, year long job posting with the following quarterly cutoff dates:

January 15
April 15
July 15
October 15

Candidates must have eligibility and submit applications in each quarter by the cutoff date in order to be considered for that round of recruitment.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst
- The incumbent performs a variety of tasks under the general supervision of the Staff Services Manager I. The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) provides professional, quality service and accurate information to the public by accepting, investigating, and resolving the more varied and complex complaints of housing discrimination, denial of services by a public accommodation, and acts of hate violence under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Ralph Civil Rights Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This is a full journey level position.
Enforcement -Employment Team 2Until FiledDuty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam or Staff Service Analyst 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:

    Civil Rights Department
    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
Associate Governmental Program Analyst(PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingAssociate Governmental Program Analyst
Special Investigator(PDF)(used to fill FEH Consultant III)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingSpecial Investigator
Research Data Specialist I (PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingResearch Data Specialist I
Research Data Specialist Il (PDF)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingResearch Data Specialist Il
Attorney(PDF)(used to fill eDiscovery Attorney)Open ExaminationContinuous TestingAttorney
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 ExaminationContinuous TestingStaff 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

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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