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Human Resources & Employee Relations

The Human Resources field encompasses all aspects of personnel-related functions in State government, such as: payroll and benefit administration, position data and maintenance, classification and organizational structure review, workers' compensation and leave benefit administration, training and recruitment, examination administration, and employee disciplinary action.

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Payroll and Benefits Services Unit 

The Payroll and Benefit Services Unit (PBSU) provides services to the over 3,900 CDPH employees throughout California with payroll, benefits, and leave accounting issues and is responsible for ensuring the appropriate application of laws, rules, and bargaining unit contracts related to salaries and wages, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, appointments and separations, employment records and attendance reporting.  PBSU also provides guidance and consultation to employees, supervisors and Attendance Coordinators with the interpretation and execution of the associated provisions and requirements.


Step 1: Create or Login to Your CalCareer Account

With a CalCareer account, you can take state civil service examinations, store different versions of your application, apply for vacancies, track your application status and save your resume all in one place.

Step 2: Take Examination/Assessment

Before you can work for the State, you need to take and pass an examination for the job type (classification) that you wish to be considered for employment. The assessment process can take many forms (i.e. self-assessments or written exams) and maybe required to be completed in-person or online. Examination Bulletins list the minimum qualifications and the steps required to apply and/or complete the examination/assessment. If you have current or past state experience, you may have Transfer Eligibility or Reinstatement Rights.

Personnel Specialist$3,122.00-$5,175.00Sacramento1PB12Continuous
Personnel Supervisor I$4,410.00-$5,521.00Multiple5PB1801Continuous
Senior Personnel Specialist$4,387.00-$5,495.00Sacramento5PB10Continuous
Personnel Technician I$2,618.00-$3,838.00Sacramento5PB33Continuous
Labor Relations Specialist$5,689.00-$7,068.00Sacramento1PB11Continuous
Information Officer II$6,695.00-$8,319.00Multiple1PB3103Continuous

​Step 3: Search and Apply for Jobs

Once you have taken the examination or established eligibility for the job type that you wish to be considered for employment, you may be considered for open positions in that job type by applying for job vacancies. Login to your CalCareer account, locate the job posting you wish to apply for and click on “Apply for This Job” and follow the prompts.

Senior Personnel Specialist - Senior Payroll Specialist$4,816.00-$6,033.00Permanent Full TimeHuman Resources DivisionHuman Resources DivisionSacramentoJC# 27971412/16/20215PB10Continuous
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