Eligible List Disclosures
Eligible lists are listings of candidates who have been successful in an examination and are established for each job classification as testing is completed. Eligible lists established for examinations administered by the California Department of Health Services, the State Personnel Board, and other State departments are available for viewing at the State Personnel Board website: http://www.spb.ca.gov/jobs/exams/eligible_list_disclosure.htm
If you competed in a Career Executive Assignment (CEA) examination administered by the California Department of Public Health, CEA eligible lists are available for viewing at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/services/jobs/Pages/CEAExaminations.aspx)
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How do I get my candidate ID number?
Your Candidate ID number is displayed on your final results letter. This number is unique to you and your examination and cannot be provided by Selection Unit staff. Please be sure to keep a copy of your results information.
Can I find out what my rank is today just in case it has changed?
Unfortunately, the Selection Unit staff is unable to tell candidates their rank on a list. The list maintenance process is computerized and departments with vacancies access the system on a daily basis so ranking can change from day to day. We are unable to provide candidates with an accurate picture of their standing so we do not provide this information. You will only be advised of your rank when you receive your initial examination results. If you are on a merged list, you will be able to view where your rank is at the beginning of every month if testing has occurred during that month.
What does cert rule mean?
Certification (Cert) rule means the rule departments have to abide by in order to hire off of an eligible list.
Rule of 3 Names: Requires departments to only hire from within the top three names on the eligible list.
Rule of 3 Ranks: Requires departments to only hire from within the top three ranks on the eligible list. There may be more than one individual in each rank; therefore, departments will be able to select from a larger eligible pool.
Do they have to fill positions with the top person on the list first?
When filling a position, employers may select anyone in the top three ranks for the job. On lists that are considered 3 names lists, employers may hire any one of the top three names interested in the job.
If I have eligibility on one list, does that mean I am eligible for any job with the State of California?
No. List eligibility is classification specific. Eligibles may only use their list eligibility for positions in the specific job classification for which the list was established.
Why do some candidates have more than 100 percent as their score?
A candidate's final score may include extra points for Veteran's Preference points, Career credits, and/or Seniority points.
What is the difference between a merged list and a dated list?
On a dated list, eligibles are tested at the same time and start and end their eligibility at the same time. On a merged list, individuals are tested on a continuous or frequent basis and their names are merged onto an existing eligible list. Eligibles will have the same length of eligibility, however, the dates that their eligibility starts and ends may vary.