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Examination Process
CPS HR Consulting
Merit System Services Unit
2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95834
All completed applications will be screened against the minimum qualifications listed on the job bulletin. Approved applications may be evaluated further to identify the most qualified applicants. CPS HR will notify you via email of your status after your application has been reviewed. Selected applicants will be invited to the next step of the examination process. Tentative examination dates are posted on the recruitment bulletin.

The examination process may include one or more of the following components: application evaluation, competitive rating of the application, a supplemental questionnaire; a written examination; a job related exercise; a writing assessment; a computer skills examination; or a structured oral examination.

Please click on a link below for further information on the exam process.

Written Examination

Structured Oral Examination

Bilingual Examination

Social Worker III/IV Job Simulation Sample Examination

Examination Locations

Examination Appeals

Special Testing Arrangements

Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CPS HR at or 916-471-3507 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled exam.