Find your way at DCA

Career Opportunities

The Department of Consumer Affairs has many exciting career opportunities available and is committed to hiring and retaining quality employees. DCA employees help carry out the mission and vision of the department: to be the premier consumer protection agency through effective enforcement activities and oversight of California’s licensed professionals. We recognize and value employee contributions and talent, and foster leadership development and the professional growth of our workforce. If you have any questions about working for the Department of Consumer Affairs, or the California State hiring process, please contact us at

Department of Consumer Affairs offers many benefits:
  • Telework options
  • Yearly 5% pay increases
  • Retirement, 401K, and 457(b) plans
  • Health and dental benefits and cash in lieu of health and/or dental benefits
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • And more!
How to apply

How to Apply

The career opportunity job postings provide detailed instructions on the application process. It is recommended applicants create a CalCareer Account and apply online.

Applicant Process

Current DCA Career Opportunities

DCA Career Ladders



You must take and successfully pass an examination to be eligible for appointment with the State of California.

DCA Examination Plan

DCA Examinations

DCA Career Executive Assignment Opportunities

State of California Examinations