Administrative Services

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Cal OES is the nation’s premier state-level homeland security and emergency management agency, charged with protecting California from all threats and hazards, whether natural or human-caused. To achieve its mandates, Cal OES employs over 1,000 individuals in various locations and career fields.



​Job Opportunities

Visit the Cal HR website to see a complete list of vacancies

Featured Position

Telecommunications Technician

Multiple Positions Available

​Department Specific Classifications

Disaster Assistance Programs Specialist I/II

As a Disaster Assistance Programs Specialist (DAPS) I or II, individuals are integral in the transition from disaster response to disaster recovery.  Individuals will be required to travel to disater affected areas, work in a team environment to quantify event-related damages and capture the affected jurisdiction's proposed scope of work in a reimbursement grant for state and/or federal disaster public assistance programs.

Interested candidates can apply for the DAPS I and DAPS II examination to gain list eligibilty. 


Step 1: Create or Login to Your CalCareer Account

With a CalCareer account, you can take state civil service examinations, save templates of your applications, apply for vacancies, and save your resume all in one place.

Step 2: Take Examination/Assessment

Before you can work for the State, you need to take and pass an examinations for the job classification that you wish to be considered for employment.  The assessmetn process can take many forms (i.e. self-assessments, written exams, or structured interview) and may be required to be completed in-person or online.  Examination Bulletins list the minimum qualifications and steps required to apply and/or complete the examination/assessment.  If you have current or past state experience, you may have Transfer Eligibility or Reinstatement Rights.

Step 3: Search and Apply for Jobs

Once you have taken the examination or established eligibility for the job classification you wish to be considered for employment, you may be considered for open positions in that job classification by applying for job vacancies.  Login to your CalCareer account, locate the job you are interested to apply for. Visit the Cal HR website to see our current job openings.


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