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Jobs at CDE

Examinations and jobs available with the California Department of Education.

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Career Opportunities

General Information

The California Department of Education (CDE) is part of the state civil service system. As such, a majority of CDE positions are filled with persons who have successfully competed in a civil service examination and are eligible (i.e., reachable) on an employment list for a specific classification.

Lyris

Lyris is an e-mail system to notify members for Examination bulletins currently listed on the CDE Open Examination web page. To join the Examination notification list, send a blank message to join-exam-notification@mlist.cde.ca.gov.

Persons interested in a civil service appointment should pursue the information under "Permanent Appointments" below.

Permanent Appointments

A person interested in long-term permanent employment with the CDE should establish appointment eligibility by participating in an open examination for the classification in which he/she is interested and qualified. The Exam Bulletins link provides a list of current open examinations. For information about when other open examinations are expected to be scheduled, select Exam Schedule. More information about how to get a state job is available from the California Department of Human Resources External link opens in new window or tab. .

Persons with civil service appointment eligibility, whether from an employment list, by transfer, or by reinstatement, may find information about current CDE job openings at Job Announcements.

Temporary employment opportunities are available to eligible persons under the Visiting Educator Program. See the information below.

Visiting Educator Opportunities

Educational specialists who are currently employed in a governmental jurisdiction may be eligible for a temporary assignment to the CDE under the Visiting Educator Program. Visiting educator opportunities are listed on Current job vacancies using EdJoin External link opens in new window or tab. .

Careers in Education

Teaching positions in local California schools are filled at the district or school level. Many job opportunities are listed on Current job vacancies using EdJoin External link opens in new window or tab. , or contact each school or district office External link opens in new window or tab. for more information.

For information regarding teacher credentialing, contact the Commission on Teacher Credentialing at 916-445-7254, or you may visit: Commission on Teacher Credentialing External link opens in new window or tab. .

For information on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), call 916-928-4001, or select California Basic Educational Skills Test External link opens in new window or tab. .

Questions: Selection Services Office | CDEexams@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0857 
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