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
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 (AGPA)/Staff Services Analyst (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 employment and 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.
Enforcement/Employment - StatewideUntil FilledDuty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the
Staff Services Analyst Exam
or
Associate Governmental Program 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 (AGPA)/Staff Services Analyst (SSA)
- 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.
Statewide - Enforcement Team 2Until FilledDuty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the
Staff Services Analyst Exam
or
Associate Governmental Program 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 (AGPA)/Staff Services Analyst (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 or Los AngelesUntil FilledDuty Statement (PDF)

More Info:
To obtain list eligibility, please take the
Staff Services Analyst Exam
or
Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

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 Los AngelesOctober 6, 2022Duty Statement (PDF)

More Info:

Link to SSM I exam

Assistant Chief Counsel - Under the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the Assistant Chief Counsel supervises the work of attorneys and carries a caseload of the most sensitive and complex legal work including assignments involving cases of the highest degree of difficulty.
Los AngelesOctober 6, 2022Duty Statement (PDF)

Exam Available:

Assistant Chief Cousel

Assistant Chief Counsel - Under the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the Assistant Chief Counsel supervises the work of attorneys and carries a caseload of the most sensitive and complex legal work including assignments involving cases of the highest degree of difficulty.
Elk Grove, Los Angeles, or OaklandOctober 12, 2022Duty Statement (PDF)

Exam Available:

Assistant Chief Cousel

CEA-Deputy Chief Counsel - Under the general direction and supervision of the Chief Counsel of the Civil Rights Department (CRD or Department), the Deputy Chief Counsel (DCC) supports the Chief Counsel in direction, oversight, and administration and sets policies and procedures of the Legal Division. The DCC serves as a civil rights expert and legal advisor to the Chief Counsel; assists in supervising the work of Assistant Chief Counsels; provides guidance as needed to supervisors, attorneys, investigators, and support staff; creates and supports a work environment consistent with the Department’s core values and civil rights mission; and performs other duties as directed by the Chief Counsel.Elk Grove, Los Angeles, or OaklandOctober 14, 2022Duty Statement (PDF)

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

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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