Plant Operations Examinations

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding job? Would you like to make a difference through public service in your state and community?

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is currently hiring for Stationary Engineers, Maintenance Mechanics, Building Maintenance Workers, Water and Sewage Plant Supervisors and other Plant Operations positions. These positions are vital to making sure that all adult and juvenile state correctional facilities are operating efficiently seven days a week, 365 days a year. We need your unique skill set!

CDCR is looking for individuals who can fill these positions. Each job also includes health, dental and vision benefits along with CALPERS retirement, paid vacations and salary advancement opportunities.

IMPORTANT Qualification Information: Below are examination bulletins as well as qualifications assessments which are required to gain eligibility to the classifications listed below. It is required that a Standard State Application (Std. Form 678) and qualification assessment be submitted together by the mailing or in person instructions identified on the examination bulletin. Only applications and qualifications assessments with original signatures will be accepted.

Examination Bulletins – Continuous 
Associate Hazardous Materials SpecialistQualification Assessment
Automotive Equipment Operator I, CFQualification Assessment
Automobile Mechanic, CFQualification Assessment
Building Maintenance Worker, CF
Carpenter II, CFQualification Assessment
Carpenter III, CFQualification Assessment
Custodian I 
Custodian II 
Custodian Supervisor I 
Custodian Supervisor II 
Electrician II, CFQualification Assessment
Electrician III, CFQualification Assessment
Electronics Technician, CFQualification Assessment
Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, CFQualification Assessment
Groundskeeper, CFQualification Assessment
Hazardous Materials SpecialistQualification Assessment
Laundry Supervisor II, CFQualification Assessment
Lead Groundskeeper I, CFQualification Assessment
Locksmith I, CFQualification Assessment
Maintenance Mechanic, CFQualification Assessment
Materials and Stores Supervisor, CF 
Materials and Stores Supervisor II, CF 
Painter II, CFQualification Assessment
Painter III, CFQualification Assessment
Pest Control Technician, CFQualification Assessment
Plumber II, CFQualification Assessment
Plumber III, CFQualification Assessment
Stationary Engineer 
Water and Sewage Plant Supervisor, CFQualification Assessment

Review the Examination Bulletins listed above: Click on a classification to view the Examination Bulletin which contains salary information, the “Minimum Qualifications” required to become eligible to take the examination, as well as “How to Apply” instructions for that examination. NOTE: “How to Apply” instructions may vary so it is important to carefully read the Examination Bulletin for the classification you are interested in.
*Note* SA= Supplemental Application; QA= Qualification Assessment