Step 1: 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. 

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. 

Written

Apply for the Energy Analyst exam by submitting a copy of a completed Standard State Application, Form 678 by the cutoff date on the Written Exam Schedule.

  • 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 Title Examination Type Final Filing
Date/Cutoff
Associate Energy Specialist (TED) - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit November 1, 2019
*New exam will be released tentative February 2020
Electric Generation System Program Specialist I - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit Continuous
Electric Generation System Program Specialist II - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit Continuous
Electric Generation System Program Specialist III - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit Continuous
Electric Generation System Specialist I - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit Continuous
Electric Generation System Specialist II - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit Continuous
Electric Generation System Specialist III - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit Continuous
Energy Analyst - PDF Written Quarterly Continuous 
2020 Written
Exam Schedule - PDF
Energy Commission Specialist I - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) – CalHR Online Continuous
Energy Commission Specialist II - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) – CalHR Online Continuous
Energy Commission Specialist III - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) – CalHR Online Continuous
Energy Resources Specialist III (Managerial) - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit Continuous
Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisory) - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit Continuous
Planner I (EFS) - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit Continuous
Planner II (EFS) - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) - Print & Submit Continuous

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 Title Examination Type Final Filing
Date/Cutoff
Mechanical Engineer - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) – CalHR Online Continuous
Senior Mechanical Engineer - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) – CalHR Online Continuous
Senior Electrical Engineer - PDF Training and Experience (T&E) – CalHR Online Continuous

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.

916-654-3962

Careers@energy.ca.gov

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