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 BulletinFinal Filing Date
Chief Deputy Administrator (Chief Deputy Warden [CDW])Cut-off date for July 2022 Exam Administration is June 06, 2022
Assistant Chief Deputy General Counsel July 11, 2022
Associate Director, Support Services July 12, 2022
Executive Director, Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and TrainingJuly 25, 2022