Managerial Selection Process (MSP) Examinations 

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

Each MSP examination announcement contains evaluation criteria which outline the minimum qualifications for the position. To apply for any of these positions, a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted along with the State application. The SOQ is a discussion of how an applicant’s education and experience meet the evaluation criteria below and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. You must include specific examples addressing each of the evaluation criteria listed below. Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be considered as your response to the SOQ.

Applicants must submit a CalHR STD 678: State of California Examination/Employment Application along with a Statement of Qualifications.

A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a Statement of Qualifications.

Current MSP Exams

Caltrans is recruiting for the MSP management positions listed below.

Last updated on March 25, 2020
MSP Assignment Final Filing Date
Classification: Supervising Transportation Engineer, Caltrans
Position Title: Office Chief
Division: Design North
Location: District 4 - Oakland
Job Control: 195739 (20MSP24)
 March 27, 2020
Classification: Supervising Transportation Planner
Position Title: Chief, Office of Freight Planning
Division: Transportation Planning
Location: Headquarters - Sacramento
Job Control: 195422 (20MSP22)
March 30, 2020
Classification: Supervising Environmental Planner
Position Title: Office Chief
Division: Office of Environmental Analysis
Location: District 4 - Oakland
Job Control: 194953 (20MSP21)
March 30, 2020
Classification: Principal Bridge Engineer
Position Title: Deputy Division Chief, State Bridge Maintenance Engineer
Division: Maintenance 
Location: Headquarters - Sacramento 
Job Control: 195701 (20MSP23)
April 1, 2020
Classification: Staff Services Manager III
Position Title: Chief, Office of Program Management
Division: Rail and Mass Transportation
Location: Headquarters - Sacramento 
Job Control: 195036 (20MSP18)
April 2, 2020
Classification: Supervising Transportation Planner
Position Title: Chief, Office of Freight Planning
Division: Transportation Planning
Location: Headquarters - Sacramento 
Job Control: 195422 (20MSP22)
Until Filled
Classification: Information Technology Manager I
Position Title: Chief, Information Technology Business Management Section
Division: Business Management
Location: Headquarters - Sacramento 
Job Control: 196632 (20MSP25)
April 9, 2020