The California Technology Agency, in partnership with the State Personnel Board (SPB), completed the development of the Open Continuous Online testing for Information Technology (IT) Classifications within the state in June 2011. Given the anticipated hiring needs within the next few years, the testing process no longer fit the state's IT resource needs. The testing processes were time consuming, costly, and did not allow the state to take advantage of recruiting talent as it became available. Creating Open Continuous Online testing not only allows current state employees real-time testing opportunities, but also opens testing to untapped candidate pools and by doing so;
- Allows applicants to test and apply for positions 24/7
- Creates a larger pool of qualified candidates
- Allows the best candidate to be hired for the right position
The California Technology Agency implemented these recruitment changes in order to be more competitive both now and in the future. We are excited with the accomplishments made through the collaborative efforts with the State Personnel Board and the individual departments within the state. Creating Open Continuous Online testing allows the state to recruit talented IT staff - putting the right talent, in the right job, at the right time.
The exam development would not have been possible without the commitment of the participating departments providing the needed Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
The following link will take you to the Continuous Online Testing on the SPB website: