Career Executive Assignment (CEA) Exams

Who can apply for a CEA?

CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require permanent status in civil service.

How do you apply for a CEA?

Qualified persons must complete a STD. 678 State Employment Application, and submit any other documentation requested in the CEA job announcement bulletin.  The STD 678 State Employment Application may be obtained through the State Personnel Board’s website at:

Exam Bulletins Final Filing Date
Chief Deputy Administrator (Correctional Programs), CEA Statewide / Locations and Map Continuous
Deputy Director, Human Resources, CEA Level C 10/24/2016
Special Assistant to the Undersecretary, Operations, CEA Level A 11/02/2016
Ombudsman, Office of the Ombudsman, CEA Level A 11/18/2016