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Promotional Examinations

Caltrans is now accepting examination applications for the classifications listed below. If you are interested in one of these examinations, click on the exam title for complete details. Candidates not meeting the minimum qualification requirements will not be admitted to the examination.

Applicants must have:

  1. A permanent civil service appointment with the Department of Transportation as of the final filing date in order to participate in the examination; or
  2. Been employed with the Department of Transportation within the last three years, without a break in State civil service; or
  3. Be a current or former employee of the Legislature for two or more years as defined in Government Code §18990; or
  4. Be a current or former non-elected exempt employee of the Executive Branch for two or more consecutive years as defined in Government Code §18992; or
  5. Be a person retired from the United States military, honorably discharged from active military duty with a service-connected disability, or honorably discharged from active duty as defined in Government Code §18991. Persons applying who qualify as a Veteran under Government Code Section 18991 must submit a copy of their DD214 with their Examination Application (STD. 678).

Examinations for other Departments

The Callifornia Department of Human Resources (CalHR) maintains a listing of Exams & Job Vacancies from all departments.

Eligibility List Disclosure

The CalHR maintains the eligibility lists of examination results at their "Eligibility List Disclosure" page.

Current Promotional Exams

Last updated on May 18, 2018
Examination Title Final Filing Date
Associate Right of Way Agent Continuous
Caltrans Electrical Supervisor Continuous (Final Friday of each month)
Caltrans Highway Maintenance Leadworker Continuous (Last business day of each month)
Caltrans Highway Mechanic Supervisor Continuous (Last business day of each month)
Caltrans Landscape Maintenance Leadworker Continuous (cut-off: Last business day of each month)
Caltrans Maintenance Manager I/II Continuous
Caltrans Maintenance Supervisor Continuous (Last day of each month)
Equipment Materiel Manager II Continuous (cut-off: Last business day of each month)
Equipment Materiel Manager III Continuous (cut-off: Last business day of each month)
Highway Equipment Superintendent I Continuous
Highway Equipment Superintendent II Continuous
Highway Equipment Superintendent III Continuous
Senior Bridge Engineer Continuous
Senior Equipment Materiel Specialist Continuous (cut-off: Last business day of each month)
Structural Steel Painter Supervisor Continuous

Caltrans Exams Contact Info

Mailing Address:

California Department of Transportation
Office of Examination & Recruitment Services - MS 86
P.O. BOX 168036
Sacramento, CA 95816

Examination Receptionist

Phone: (916) 227-7858
Email: askexams@dot.ca.gov

Statewide Alerts and Other Information

Contact Information

General Information:

General Information Line: (916) 654-2852

Media Inquiries:
Find your local Caltrans media contact on our
Public Information Officers page
or call our
Media Line: (916) 657-5060.

Submit a Customer Service Request

You can also call
1-800-427-7623
for current highway conditions or find more information about roads, traffic and travel on
Caltrans' Travel page.

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
MS 49
Sacramento, CA 95814

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