Career Opportunities

The Department of State Hospitals uses more than 100 clinical, professional, technical, and trade classifications in our hospital system. These classifications include doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, psychiatric technicians, therapists, social workers, cooks, janitors, police officers, mechanics, electricians, carpenters other trade classifications. We also employ people in areas such as information technology, human resources, accounting, clerical and a variety of analytical classifications.

Questions regarding the Training & Experience (T&E) examinations should be directed to the Selection Services Office at 916-651-8832.


Career Choices Staff Psychiatrist Hospital Police Officer

To view vacancies, please select the facility at which you are interested in applying. You will be directed to a sortable, searchable list of all vacant positions at that facility. You can also learn more about our facilities here, and view current examinations here.


Department of State Hospitals - Atascadero is located near seaside communities of Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, and Cambria. Nearby are San Simeon, Hearst Castle, Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Santa Barbara and the Monterey Peninsula.
Department of State Hospitals - Coalinga is sixty miles from Fresno. The beach communities of Monterey, Morro Bay, and Pismo Beach are within two hours driving time, as is Yosemite National Park.
Department of State Hospitals - Metropolitan LA is found within the community of Norwalk, 15 miles east of Los Angeles. To the south is Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and the marinas and beaches of Huntington, Newport and Laguna. To the west are Palos Verdes and Marina Del Rey.
Department of State Hospitals - Napa is in the heart of California’s wine country. It is near San Francisco and Marin County attractions, as well as the scenic Mendocino Coast.
Department of State Hospitals - Patton is nestled south of the San Bernardino Mountains near the communities of Upland, Ontario, Redlands, Loma Linda, and Riverside.
Department of State Hospitals - Sacramento
is located halfway between the San Francisco Coast and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is a thriving city surrounded by agricultural land and filled with rich history.
Department of State Hospitals - Salinas Valley is located within Salinas Valley, home to John Steinbeck and the Steinbeck museum. Nearby are Monterey Bay and the Carmel Coast.
Department of State Hospitals - Stockton is located mid-way between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Nearby are the San Joaquin Delta, Yosemite National Park, beaches, and ski resorts.
Department of State Hospitals - Vacaville is located midway between San Francisco and Sacramento. A family-oriented city with one-day outings to museums in San Francisco, wineries in Napa or beaches along the coast are all possible.