Applying to San Diego Civil Service Jobs

When looking for a civil service job in San Diego you can either apply through San Diego County or San Diego City. You can also apply to one of the other 17 cities found within San Diego County. Most open positions can be found on the county job site. If you want a more local job, you will have to go to your cities job site, where you will find local department jobs.

Almost all of the jobs that you apply to will have some sort of examination that measures skills and abilities that are required for the job. Similar jobs will have similar tests, regardless of the location.

If you know which department you are interested in working with, for example, the Police Department or Fire Department, you can apply for a position either through the County or City sites or through the department site.


San Diego County Civil Service Exams

To become an employee of San Diego County you must first create an online account. After creating an account, you can then start looking for a civil service job. Once you find a job you are interested in, you can fill out an application. If your application is complete and accepted, you may be required to take an exam. If that is the case, you will be told to schedule an exam.

The exam will measure your knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. The written exam will most likely consist of multiple choice questions testing basic reading and math skills.


San Diego County Cities Civil Service Exams

Within San Diego County there are 18 cities. Each city has their own job site. When applying for a job through any of the cities you will need to first meet the minimum requirements. If you meet the requirements and your application has been approved, you may go through a screening process that evaluates your qualifications.

This process may consist of an evaluation of experience and/or training, an interview, a written test, a performance test or any combination of the above. If the application indicates a written test, preparation for the exam will help you achieve a higher score on the test.


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