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
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 RiversideApril 15, 2024Duty 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.
StatewideApril 15, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam or
Staff Service Analyst Exam

Attorney III - Under the general direction of an Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney III 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. The Attorney III conducts their own litigation independently with minimal supervision from an Assistant Chief Counsel, as well as contributes significantly to the litigation of the Department’s larger cases, working cooperatively with other attorneys of varying levels of seniority.StatewideMarch 15, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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Attorney III Exam

(LT) FEH Consultant III - Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager Il, 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.StatewideMarch 15, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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(LT) FEH Consultant III Exam

Attorney lll - The Attorney III works under general direction of the Assistant Chief Counsel. The Attorney responds to complex Public Records Act (PRA) requests, conducts legal research and analysis on complex PRA issues, provides advice and counsel, and generates data reports.StatewideFebruary 23, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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Attorney III Exam

Attorney lll - The Attorney III works under general direction of the Assistant Chief Counsel. The Attorney responds to complex Public Records Act (PRA) requests, conducts legal research and analysis on complex PRA issues, provides advice and counsel, and generates data reports.StatewideFebruary 23, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Attorney Exam

This is a Limited-Term position that may become Permanent/Full-time

Associate Governmental Program Analyst
- Civil Rights Department is seeking an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) to plan, organize, coordinate, and participate in educational and outreach activities, events, and meetings throughout California. The incumbent will focus on educating the public and targeted stakeholders about the services and mission of the California Civil Rights Department (CRD). The incumbent will be an effective communicator and creative thinker with the ability to understand and educate the public about complex civil rights laws through writing and presentations.
Executive Programs/Outreach & Education - StatewideFebruary 23, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

Limited Term - Associate Governmental Program Analyst - Under direction from the Staff Services Manager I (SSM I), with specific full-level journey tasks, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) will act as a subject-matter generalist performing the more responsible, varied, complex, technical, analytical assignments and projects. The incumbent will provide analytical, consultative services and recommendations for improvements on various department-wide projects for the Human Resources Office (HRO) and Business Services Office (BSO), and Fiscal Services in the Administrative Services Division (Admin). The incumbent must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work independently to analyze and recommend solutions and/or improvements. The incumbent may act as a lead person and provide direction to others.Elk GroveFebruary 21, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

Legal Secretary - The California Civil Rights Department is looking to fill new legal secretary positions! 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 secretaries are the “tip of the spear” of our civil rights mission, working alongside passionate and dedicated attorneys, investigators, and other support staff. 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.

This job classification qualifies for a hire-above-minimum salary depending on the geographic location of the employee. Please see the “Department Information” section below for more details. Legal Secretaries are represented by the SEIU 1000, bargaining unit 4. Successful passing of a one-year probationary period (six months if hired as a Senior Legal Typist) will grant permanent civil service status.

Our Legal Secretaries work under the supervision of Legal Support Managers, providing complex clerical and secretarial support to State and Federal civil litigations as well as government investigations. They use a variety of office equipment such as computers, scanners/printers, mail equipment, and are issued department smartphones. The job provides chances to learn industry standard software tools and court filing systems. Applicants should be attentive to fine details, be familiar with common legal terminology and law office practices, and understand the importance of deadlines and accurate calendaring. CRD employees are privy to high profile case information and should exercise discretion and sensitivity in handling work product and evidence.
StatewideFebruary 18, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Legal Secretary Exam

Associate Governmental Program Analyst - The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) researches and responds to Public Records Act (PRA) requests and generates data reports on the work of the California Civil Rights Department (CRD). The AGPA works under the supervision of the Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) in the Public Records section of the Legal Division.StatewideFebruary 16. 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

Limited Term - Attorney III - Under the general direction of an Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney III 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. The Attorney III conducts their own litigation independently with minimal supervision from an Assistant Chief Counsel, as well as contributes significantly to the litigation of the Department’s larger cases working cooperatively with other attorneys of varying levels of seniority.StatewideFebruary 16. 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Attorney III Exam

Limited Term - Attorney - Under direction of an Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney 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.StatewideFebruary 16. 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Attorney Exam

Associate Governmental Program Analyst - Under the direction of the CRD Chief Fiscal Officer, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for more challenging 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 13, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

Staff Services Analyst - Civil Rights Department is seeking an SSA to assist in developing and implementing effective outreach and education initiatives that advance the Department’s mission of eliminating discrimination in California. Duties include but are not limited to: arranging logistics for and tracking attendance at public events of the department; providing administrative support for the Outreach and Education Unit; and contributing to special initiatives and the general work of the unit.Executive Programs/Outreach & Education – Bakersfield & LAFebruary 12, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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Staff Services Analyst Exam

FEH Consultant III -Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager II, the incumbent serves as a non-supervisory technical specialist by independently overseeing the reporting functions to federal partners, stakeholders and the public. Assists in the development of policy changes and completes special projects. Investigates and resolves employment, housing, and public access discrimination complaints under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and other civil rights statues enforced by the Civil Rights Department.StatewideFebruary 11, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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Staff Services Manager I Exam

Staff Services Analyst -Under the direction of the Staff Services Manager I (SSM I), the Staff Services Analyst (SSA) will provide support in ensuring that California Civil Rights Department (CRD) staff receive services on time, and of the best value, to support the CRD mission. All tasks are to be accomplished in accordance with security regulations and directives in dealing with confidential and sensitive material, civil service laws, and rules utilizing the California Code of Regulations, Personnel Management Policy and Procedures Manual (PMPPM), Classifications and Pay Guide, Personnel Management Liaison Memos (PMLs), CalHR Pay Letters and CalHR HR Manual, the Selection Manual and Federal Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection.Elk GroveFebruary 10, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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Staff Services Analyst Exam

Senior Accounting Officer - Under the general supervision of the Accounting Administrator I, Supervisor, the Senior Accounting Officer performs the more complex technical and professional accounting duties while maintaining accordance with the Governor's Budget, Department of Finance rules and regulations, California Prompt Payment Act, State Administrative Manual (SAM), and Government Codes utilizing the Financial Information System for California (Fl$Cal).

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 10, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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Senior Accounting Officer Exam

This is a Permenant -Intermittent position

Attorney III
- Civil Rights Department is seeking an Attorney III to work as a mediator with minimum supervision, broad discretion, prudence, and independence, is expected to have a commanding understanding of the laws the Department enforces. Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of the Dispute Resolution Division, with minimal review and substantial authority, an Attorney III facilitates communications between complainants and respondents to discuss their dispute and reach a mutually agreeable resolution.
Dispute Resolution - StatewideJanuary 26, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Attorney III Exam

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

FEH Consultant III (Specialist)
- 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, Riverside or LAJanuary 11, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Special Investigator 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 (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 RiversideJanuary 15, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam or Staff Service Analyst Exam

Associate Governmental Program Analyst - Civil Rights Department is seeking an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) to efficiently handle and decide non-complex appeals and assist with processing intakes of appeals, monitoring the appeals inbox, and internal Departmental reporting. The incumbent also assists or undertakes special projects of the Executive Programs Division and handles customer service complaints.Executive Programs/AQAU – Elk Grove, LA or RiversideJanuary 17, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

Research Data Specialist I/II - Civil Rights Department is seeking a Research Data Specialist I/II to be responsible for a wide range of advanced research and complex data analysis tasks of the Department. The incumbent will draw broadly across research disciplines to conduct and manage a variety of literature reviews and research tasks using the appropriate methodology, including qualitative and quantitative research methods. The incumbent will be an excellent communicator and excel at synthesizing and interpreting research and data to develop novel insights and actionable, evidence-based policy recommendations. Potential research topics will be driven primarily by the needs of the Civil Rights Department, the Commission on the State of Hate, and the Civil Rights Council. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to, hate activity prevalence, best practices for preventing and responding to hate activity, housing and employment discrimination, and civil rights.Executive Programs/Research & Strategic Initiatives - statewideJanuary 23, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Research Data Specialist I Exam or Research Data Specialist II Exam


This is a Limited-Term position that may become P/FT


Attorney IIl - Civil Rights Department is seeking an Attorney III to work with broad discretion and prudence with minimum supervision and to perform the most complex, difficult, and sensitive assignments. The Attorney III is an expert in the most complex areas of the law enforced by the Department. An Attorney III does not supervise lower-level attorney staff, but may act in a lead capacity.
Executive Programs/Legislative & Regulatory Unit - statewideJanuary 26, 2024Duty Statement (PDF)

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To obtain list eligibility, please take the

Attorney lll 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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