Take an Exam or Assessment

The California Energy Commission is offering the following assessments/exams. Click on the examination title for the respective exam bulletin. The exam bulletin will have the pertinent information, including instructions and the minimum qualifications required for the specific assessment/exam. Filing instructions are on the examination bulletins. We also created YouTube video tutorials to explain the process.

The different types of exams are:

Training and Experience (T&E) – CalHR Online

Apply for this online assessment using an online CalCareer account.

Training and Experience (T&E) – Print & Submit 

Apply for these assessments by completing the PDF document and submitting a copy of a completed Standard State Application, Form 678. Print and submit both documents as stated on the exam bulletin.

  • Make sure to completely identify your experience and education that meets the minimum qualifications described in the examination bulletin, using similar phrases and language.
  • Be patient. You must pass the examination and be reachable on the list before applying and interviewing for open positions.

Available Exams

Examination TitleExamination TypeFinal Filing
Date/Cutoff
Associate Electrical Engineer - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) – CalHR OnlineContinuous
Associate Energy Specialist (TED) - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) - Print & SubmitContinuous
Career Executive Assignment (C.E.A.) – Director, Office of Integrated Energy Policy Report Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) 07/26/2024
Electrical Engineer - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) – CalHR OnlineContinuous
Electric Generation System Program Specialist I - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) - Print & SubmitContinuous
Electric Generation System Program Specialist II - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) - Print & SubmitContinuous
Electric Generation System Program Specialist III - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) - Print & SubmitContinuous
Electric Generation System Specialist I - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) - Print & SubmitContinuous 
Electric Generation System Specialist II - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) - Print & SubmitContinuous 
Electric Generation System Specialist III - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) - Print & SubmitContinuous 
Energy AnalystTraining and Experience (T&E) - Print & SubmitContinuous 
Energy Commission Specialist I - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) – CalHR OnlineContinuous
Energy Commission Specialist II - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) – CalHR OnlineContinuous
Energy Commission Specialist III - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) – CalHR OnlineContinuous
Energy Resources Specialist III (Managerial) - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) - Print & SubmitContinuous
Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory) - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) - Print & SubmitContinuous

Other Exams

These examinations are administered by other departments; however, the Energy Commission will be utilizing these eligible lists to make hires. In the exam bulletin, click on the link under, ‘Filing Instructions’ to be directed to the exam/assessment.

Examination TitleExamination TypeFinal Filing
Date/Cutoff
Mechanical Engineer - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) – CalHR OnlineContinuous
Senior Mechanical Engineer - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) – CalHR OnlineContinuous
Senior Electrical Engineer - PDFTraining and Experience (T&E) – CalHR OnlineContinuous

Have questions about the state hiring process?

The California Energy Commission's Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator is available to help you start your career today.

Careers@energy.ca.gov

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