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: www.spb.ca.gov

Chief Deputy Administrator (Chief Deputy Warden [CDW])Cut-off date for January 2023 Exam Administration is December 09, 2022
Chief, Special ProjectsDecember 11, 2022
Ombudsman, Office of the OmbudsmanDecember 12, 2022
Regional Parole Administrator, Northern RegionDecember 19, 2022
Regional Parole Administrator, Southern RegionDecember 19, 2022