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
Special Assistant to the Secretary, Executive Office, CEA Level A 02/28/2017
Chief Deputy Administrator (Correctional Programs), CEA Statewide / Locations and Map Continuous
Assistant Deputy Director, Facility Support (Division of Adult Institutions) CEA Level B 02/08/2017