California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 


Job Opportunities at CalRecycle

Why Choose CalRecycle?

CalRecycle's vision is to inspire and challenge Californians to achieve the highest waste reduction, recycling, and reuse goals in the nation. Learn more about the work of CalRecycle...

CalRecycle’s main offices are located in the heart of downtown Sacramento, close to restaurants, shops, farmers markets, and city parking. The buildings are easily accessible by bicycle, light rail, city buses, and commuter buses from outlying areas, with substantial discounts available on many transit passes. Our modern, LEED Platinum-certified headquarters facility was designed with energy and water efficiency in mind. It includes a café, child day care center, indoor bicycle parking, exercise room, showers, and locker rooms. The department also has satellite offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Riverside. 

We are committed to providing our employees with more than a paycheck. In addition to competitive public employee wages, our employees enjoy meaningful and interesting work, a comprehensive benefits package, continuous learning and development opportunities, and a work environment that is diverse and eco-friendly.

CalRecycle is committed to providing its staff with the most current information technology capabilities to perform their jobs; this complement of technology currently includes Windows 10, Office 2016, advanced Voice-Over-IP communications, fast and responsive computer systems with dual monitors for most staff, full indexing and search capability of all internal information content, advanced video and webcasting services, and more.

How to Apply

Finding Current Job Openings


CalRecycle hires from a large number of classifications, most of which use statewide exams. In a few cases, CalRecycle offers its own exams for CalRecycle-specific classifications.

  • Seach all current state exams. This includes statewide exams (many of which are used by CalRecycle) and those specific to certain departments. Many can be taken on line.
  • CalRecycle-specific exams. The following exams are currently offered by CalRecycle on an ongoing basis. Proposed scoring dates for supplemental applications are March and October of every year. The proposed exam plan for CalRecycle-specific exams for the current fiscal year is shown below.

Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP). LEAP is an alternate examination and appointment process designed to facilitate the recruitment and hiring of persons with disabilities into California civil service employment.

CalRecycle Exam Plan for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Schedule and proposed bulletin release date are subject to change to meet the needs of the department. As CalHR consortium examinations are released, this exam plan will change.

Class Title Class Code Exam Type Proposed Bulletin Release Date Instrument Spot/Location
Executive Assistant 1728 Promotional September 2017 Education & Experience Statewide
Recycling Specialist I 4689 Open October 2017 Supplemental Statewide
Recycling Specialist II 4690 Open October 2017 Supplemental Statewide
Recycling Specialist I 4689 Open March 2018 Supplemental Statewide
Recycling Specialist II 4690 Open March 2018 Supplemental Statewide
Staff Services Analyst Transfer Examination 5157 Transfer As necessary Written Statewide

Note: Employment at the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is guided by the regulations and procedures governing the California Civil Service System. CalRecycle is an equal opportunity employer.

Last updated: February 14, 2018
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Recruitment Team: (916) 341-6000