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
Deputy Director, Operations and Support (Working Title: Chief Operations Officer), CEA Level C 09/18/2017
Deputy Director, Enterprise Planning and Solutions, EIS 09/18/2017
Chief Deputy Regional Administrator / Associate Director, Division of Adult Parole Operations 09/26/2017
Chief Deputy Administrator, CP, CEA / Locations and Map Continuous