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Nondiscrimination Statement

The State of California, Department of Education (CDE), is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The CDE does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. The Office of Equal Opportunity is charged with overseeing, leading, and directing the CDE’s efforts to meet the legal obligations set forth in state and federal civil rights laws, and regulations in CDE employment and delivery of education services. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination and civil rights should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity. Any questions regarding Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 or Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1974, please contact:

Sharon Felix-Campos, Director
Civil Rights, Title IX, ADA/504, MOA Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity
1430 N Street, Room 4206
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-9174 Telephone
916-324-9818 Facsimile

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 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

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 for more information.

For information regarding teacher credentialing, contact the Commission on Teacher Credentialing at 916-322-4974, 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. .

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Last Reviewed: Monday, June 17, 2019
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