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Providing Merit System Services
Under contract with the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR), CPS HR Consulting (CPS HR) is charged with administering the Merit System Services (MSS) Program for county Departments of Social Services and Child Support Services in compliance with federal and state merit personnel requirements. CPS HR connects people with positions through recruitment, selection, and examination processes.
CPS HR connects people with career opportunities in county Departments of Social Services and Child Support Services within California.
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WHAT IS A MERIT PERSONNEL SYSTEM AND WHAT DOES IT COVER
General overview of a Merit Personnel System.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Click here to view current job openings, create or login to your account, and view class specifications.
MERIT SYSTEM SERVICES PROGRAM EMPLOYEES
Information for current MSS employees regarding Local Agency Personnel Standards, Classification Standards, and Appeal Rights.
APPLICATION PROCESS
General overview of the application process including instructions, timeframes, and tips for completing your application.
INTER-AGENCY MERIT SYSTEM COUNTIES (IMS)
Map of IMS and non-IMS counties in California.
EXAMINATION PROCESS
Scheduling information, test-taking tips, what to expect at the examination, testing locations, etc.
SOCIAL SERVICES POSITIONS
Information regarding the duties performed by Social Workers and Eligibility Specialists. Watch a Realistic Job Preview Video.
ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION
General information about the eligible list and the contact and waiver form.
CHILD SUPPORT POSITIONS
Information regarding the duties performed by Child Support Specialists.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? Check out our frequently asked questions to find the answer.
All Inter-Agency Merit System counties are equal-opportunity employers, offering smoke-free/drug-free workplaces and solid benefits packages.
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