These questions are designed to test your general
knowledge and abilities in the particular job field.
A disability need not be a handicap when the
State of California is your employer. The State
has taken an active role in ensuring that qualified
men and women with disabilities receive equal
employment opportunities. How to apply for a
State job and the accommodations available to
disabled applicants are described in this pam-
The State has many different types of jobs. Your
interests, skills, education, and previous paid or
unpaid work experience, if any, will determine for
which jobs you may apply.
Information on State employment and current
examinations is available at the State Personnel
Board office in Sacramento (see the back page of
this pamphlet). In addition, most offices of the
Department of Rehabilitation and the Employ-
ment Development Department throughout
California have local information. Check your local
telephone directory for the office nearest you.
Reasonable Accommodation in written tests may
mean that competitors with disabilities are tested
on a day other than the published test date.
The State provides readers, markers, interpreters,
and other approved support services. You may bring
your own assistive devices, such as special braces,
typewriters, low-vision aids, and Braille equipment.
If you wish to provide your own support person at
your own expense, you must prove that you have a
compelling need to do so.
All support services, including extra time to
complete the test, must be approved and ar-
ranged before the day of the test.
If you need special arrangements for either a written,
a performance, or an oral test, be sure to say so on
every application you file. Mark the appropriate box
in Part 2 of the application. You will be contacted to
make specific arrangements. If you have not been
contacted by the time you receive a notice to appear
at a test, call the appropriate testing office as noted