Eligible lists are the listings of candidates who
have been successful in an examination for State civil service employment.
Eligible lists are established for each job classification within the State of
California civil service system, and are one method used to fill vacancies.
Examinations are administered on an open, open-nonpromotional or promotional
basis. State employees and non-State employees may take open and
open-nonpromotional examinations with one or more State departments or agencies
using the resulting lists. Promotional examinations may be taken only by State
employees. These lists are usually only used by the department or agency that
administered the promotional examination.
following is an explanation of the various types of eligible lists:
Lists individuals who are State of California civil
service employees who have been laid off or demoted in-lieu-of layoff. There
are three different reemployment lists: 1) Sub-divisional used only for a
subdivision of an agency or department; 2) Departmental used only by a specific
agency or department; and 3) General used by all State of California civil
service agencies or departments.
Restriction of Appointment (SROA) List
Lists State of California civil service employees who
have been identified for layoff.
Lists State of California civil service employees
who have competed and were successful in an examination for promotional
opportunities. Subdivisional and departmental promotional lists are specific to
a particular subdivision or department. Two or more departments or agencies can
use multi-departmental promotional lists. Servicewide promotional lists are
used by all State departments or agencies.
Limited Term Lists
Lists individuals eligible for temporary work in a
Lists individuals eligible for employment in a job
classification. Some open lists are departmental open lists, which means that
they can only be used by that specific department. In contrast, Servicewide
open lists may be used by all State departments or agencies. In most cases, if
you were successful in an examination administered by the State Personnel Board
(SPB), the resulting list will be a Servicewide Open list that may be used by
all state departments or agencies.
There are several types of eligible lists, they are:
(1) Dated, where all the candidates on a dated list took the examination at the
same time, and their eligibility starts and ends on the same date; (2) Merged,
where the list results when an examination is administered on a continuous or
frequent basis. Eligibles on these lists can have a different eligible start
and end dates. However, all eligibles remain on the list for the same amount of
time and have the same length of eligibility regardless of when their name was
merged onto the list; (3) Statewide, where eligibles are allowed to pick the
locations they want to work; and (4) Spot, where the list is good only for that
location and generally, eligibles are restricted to just that location.
The SPB posts all open and promotional eligible
lists that are maintained in the SPB on-line certification system on our
website, www.spb.ca.gov, and
updates them daily. If you took an examination, but cannot find the eligible
list on the SPB website, you should contact the department who administered the
examination in which you participated in order to view the eligible list.
Eligible lists are required to be available for viewing for 30 calendar days
after they were established.
There are two different ways that eligible lists are
displayed. If there are fewer than 1,000 names on the list, then each
individual will be listed by Candidate ID number, expiration date, rank and
score. If the list has 1,000 names or more, then only a total or summary of how
many individuals are in each rank, and the score for that rank will be listed.