Veterans’ Preference can be applied to a veteran’s eligibility for qualifying
open and open, non-promotional examinations. To determine if the exam being
administered qualifies for Veterans’ Preference, please review the examination
bulletin. Veterans’ Preference will be awarded as follows, starting on January
To apply for Veterans' Preference, the following must be submitted:
Submit copies of the completed SPB 1093 Form and supporting documents to:
California Department of Human ResourcesATTN: Examination
Unit1515 S StreetSacramento, CA 95811
Once CalHR has approved your application for Veterans’ Preference, your
information will remain on file for all future qualifying examinations.
If you are currently competing in a State civil service examination for which
Veterans’ Preference will be granted, you will automatically be added to the top
rank, provided your application for Veterans’ Preference is approved before the
eligible record is created. If you were previously successful in a State civil
service exam for which Veterans’ Preference was granted, you must provide a copy
of your approval letter to the testing office that administered the examination
in order to request that your preference be applied.
Persons retired from the United States military or honorably discharged from
active duty shall be eligible to compete in promotional examinations, including
examinations for Career Executive Assignments (CEA), for which they meet the
minimum qualifications as prescribed by the class specification. Persons
receiving passing scores shall have their names placed on the promotional
eligibility lists resulting from these examinations. In evaluating minimum
qualifications, related military experience shall be considered State civil
service experience in a class deemed comparable by CalHR, based on the duties
and responsibilities assigned (Section 18991).
For cases in which promotional examinations are given by more than one
department for the same classification, the veteran shall select one department
for which to compete. Once this selection is made, it cannot be changed for the
duration of the promotional list eligibility established from the examination in
which the veteran participated. Employees may request a transfer of list
eligibility between departments in the same manner as provided for civil service
employees (Section 18991).
Individuals receiving Veterans’ Preference are not eligible for Career
Credits pursuant to Sections 18950.1, 18951, and 18951.5. Veterans who achieve
permanent civil service status with the State are not eligible to receive
Veterans' Preference pursuant to Section 18973.5.
Permanent civil service status is the status of an employee who is lawfully
retained in his/her position after completion of the applicable probationary
period. This includes permanent intermittent, part-time, and full-time
appointments. In addition, individuals who at any time achieved permanent civil
service status and subsequently resigned or were dismissed from State Civil
Service are not eligible to receive Veterans' Preference pursuant to Section
California Department of Human Resources1515 S
StreetSacramento, CA 95811(866) 844-8671
Telephone Communication Service for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing:California Relay Service, From TDD: (800)735-2929, From Voice (800)
735-2922.California Relay (Telephone) Service, From TTY: 711 (NATIONAL RELAY
To apply for state employment, create an account online. Go to http://jobs.ca.gov and, under "Sign In to My Profile, User I.D.," select "Create a New Profile". After completing the registration process and safely stored the user ID and password for future use, an individual may complete an application or save the profile and return to it later. To find job vacancy listings, go to http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/index.cfm.
The Employment Development Department (EDD) is California's designated state workforce agency. The Veterans' Program is a grant-funded program administered by the EDD Workforce Services Branch. The EDD Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists and Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVER) staff are located at the America's Job Centers of California to coordinate, along with partner agencies, a wide array of services, including but not limited to, employment services, job training, vocational education, supportive services, and participation in community college programs. The DVOP specialists focus their efforts on those economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans who can reasonably be expected to benefit from improved employability as a result of the receipt of intensive services. These veterans will receive priority service within the America's Job Centers of California, including:
The LVER staff reaches out to employers, assists veterans in job development contacts, conducts job search workshops, and establishes job search groups. They also facilitate employment, training, and placement services to promote the hiring of veterans. The LVER concentrates on individualized job development services for veterans, especially those determined to be job ready after receipt of intensive services from a DVOP specialist.
Veterans may qualify for assistance under the Workforce Investment Act which includes:
Special assistance is available for veterans with service connected disabilities. To locate the nearest America's Job Center of California, call the America's Service Locator at (877) US-2JOBS toll free or go to http://www.americasjobcenter.ca.gov/.
CalJOBS provides online access to California's workforce resources, including employment and labor market information for the State of California. The system allows both employers seeking to fill job openings and individuals seeking employment to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, and gather information on education and training programs. CalJOBS can be accessed 24/7 using any computer with internet access. It has the largest database of job seekers in California, and provides information about jobs throughout the State.
Veterans receive a 24-hour priority on job listings, can view job opportunities anywhere in California, and can submit applications directly to employers for consideration. For more information, go to www.caljobs.ca.gov.
Apprenticeships combine classroom instruction with paid, supervised, on-the-job training by experts in the field. The California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Apprenticeship Standards maintains a database of available apprenticeships by craft and geographic region and ensures that apprenticeships are not exploited. Candidates must meet minimum qualifications, including physical ability and willingness to work under the required job conditions, and apply with an employer in the field, the appropriate union, or EDD. Aptitude and other tests may be required and there may be a waiting list. For a list of local or regional apprenticeship opportunities, go to www.dir.ca.gov/databases/das/aigstart.asp. Interested employers can find information on how apprenticeships work and how to contact the Division of Apprenticeship Standards by going to: http://www.dir.ca.gov/DAS/Employers.htm.
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program operates under federal and state law to provide benefit payments to eligible workers who have become unemployed through no fault of their own or are working less than full-time at the time they file their claim.
State Jobs - http://jobs.ca.gov
America's Job Center of California - http://www.americasjobcenter.ca.gov or call (877) US-2JOBS
CalJOBS - www.caljobs.ca.gov
Apprenticeship - www.dir.ca.gov/databases/das/aigstart.asp
Unemployment Benefits - EDD's website or call (800) 300-5616
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