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.

Exam Bulletins Testing Instrument 
Associate Hazardous Materials SpecialistQualifications Assessment
Building Maintenance Worker, Correctional Facility
Carpenter 2, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Carpenter 3, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Custodian 1 
Custodian 2 
Custodian Supervisor 1 
Custodian Supervisor 2 
Electrician 2, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Electrician 3, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Electronics Technician, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Groundskeeper, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Hazardous Materials SpecialistQualifications Assessment
Laundry Supervisor 2, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Lead Groundskeeper 1, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Locksmith 1, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Maintenance Mechanic, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Materials and Stores Supervisor I, Correctional Facility 
Materials and Stores Supervisor II, Correctional Facility 
Painter 2, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Painter 3, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Pest Control Technician, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Plumber 2, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Plumber 3, Correctional FacilityQualifications Assessment
Stationary Engineer 
Water and Sewage Plant Supervisor, Correctional FacilityQualifications 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