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) (PDF).

Examinations for other Departments

The California 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 October 4, 2018
Examination Title Final Filing Date
Associate Right of Way Agent (PDF) Continuous
Caltrans Electrical Supervisor (PDF) Continuous (Final Friday of each month)
Caltrans Highway Maintenance Leadworker (PDF) Continuous (Last business day of each month)
Caltrans Highway Mechanic Supervisor (PDF) Continuous (Last business day of each month)
Caltrans Landscape Maintenance Leadworker (PDF) Continuous (cut-off: Last business day of each month)
Caltrans Maintenance Manager I/II (PDF) Continuous
Caltrans Maintenance Supervisor (PDF) Continuous (Last day of each month)
Equipment Materiel Manager II (PDF) Continuous (cut-off: Last business day of each month)
Equipment Materiel Manager III (PDF) Continuous (cut-off: Last business day of each month)
Highway Equipment Superintendent I (PDF) Continuous
Highway Equipment Superintendent II (PDF) Continuous
Highway Equipment Superintendent III (PDF) Continuous
Senior Bridge Engineer (PDF) Continuous
Senior Equipment Materiel Specialist (PDF) Continuous (cut-off: Last business day of each month)
Structural Steel Painter Supervisor (PDF) Continuous