Career Opportunities

If you are interested in a great opportunity to work for an innovative organization that cares about California’s children and values its employees, then the California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) may be the place for you. DCSS is committed to developing, retaining and promoting its employees. The department seeks talented and enthusiastic people from both the private and public sectors. If you are interested in a career with DCSS, please utilize the links below to learn more about civil service employment opportunities.

There are two steps to obtaining a civil service job with the State of California. For both of these steps you are required to complete a State Examination/Employment Application (STD 678).

  • Step 1 – Take an Exam

    • In order to establish eligibility, review the classification/job title examination bulletin for details on the examination, the type of examination, and the minimum qualifications required to compete in the examination. Examination bulletins are located on the examination bulletins page and at Then, take and successfully pass the examination(s) to get placed on the eligibility list.
  • Step 2 – Apply for Job Vacancies

    • To apply for employment with the State of California, list eligibility must be established for the classification in which you are applying.  To establish list eligibility, see "Step 1 - Take an Exam."  Once eligibility has been established, search and apply for a DCSS job vacancy.