Child Development Consultant ExaminationChild Development Consultant (CDC) is the full journey level in the Child Development series. The Child Development Consultant serves as a departmental representative on child development programs.
The Child Development Consultant serves as a departmental representative on child development programs in a geographic area, or serves as a statewide specialist for particular child development components. Under the direction of an Administrator, consultants have general responsibility for all activities in their geographic, subject-matter, or functional area. They provide coordination and liaison among various private, State, and other public agencies which provide services to children; evaluate curricula for use in child development programs; review recommendations of lower level staff related to applications for funding, site, and facilities inspections and decide what action is to be taken; participate in developing the annual work plan as part of the budget; and perform the more difficult, sensitive, and complex program formulation, analysis, implementation, administrative, and assessment activities. Consultants may also provide leadership and training to incumbents in the Assistant class in this series.
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Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire
The California civil service selection system is merit-based, and eligibility for appointment is established through a formal examination process. This Child Development Consultant examination consists of a Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire that will be used to evaluate your experience, and education. The questionnaire is the entire examination and will account for 100% of your score. Candidates will receive notification of their list eligibility and score by mail.
General Instructions/How to Apply
To apply for this examination, you must submit a complete application package to include:
- Completed Employment Application (STD. 678) (PDF)
- Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (PDF)
- Proof of Administrative Services Credential or Education (copies accepted)
- Proof of Permit if applicable (copies accepted)
Please submit your completed application package to:
California Department of Education
Examination & Recruitment Office
1430 N Street, Suite 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814
How to Apply for Vacant Positions
If you are successful in the Child Development Consultant examination, your name will be placed on an eligible list used for hiring. Once your name is on the list, you may receive contact letters inviting you to apply for open positions. You can also search and apply for open positions by viewing our Job Announcements page and submitting your application to the program contact. In the event that you are invited to attend a hiring interview, you should review and familiarize yourself with the position description and job duties listed on the Job Announcement.