Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) protects the health and interests of California consumers by administering an effective vehicle emissions reduction program and ensuring quality automotive repair and Smog Check services from its licensees.

We employ a staff of more than 600 dedicated individuals at our headquarters in Sacramento and field offices stationed throughout the state. Career opportunities are available in a range of state classifications, including:

  • Air Quality Engineer
  • Associate Governmental Program Analyst
  • Management Services Technician
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Services Supervisor
  • Office Technician
  • Program Manager
  • Program Representative (open to auto professionals)
  • Program Technician
  • Seasonal Clerk
  • Staff Services Analyst
  • Staff Services Manager
  • Student Assistant
  • Information Technology (various classifications)

To apply for a BAR job, complete the following 4 steps.

Step 1: Search for Job Vacancies

BAR job vacancies are listed below and through the CalCareers website. Select the title of the job classification in which you are interested to view the detailed job posting and review eligibility, exam, and application requirements.

Job Classification Job Control Number Job Location Final Filing Date
Program Representative I 439130 South San Francisco (San Mateo) Tuesday, 16 July 2024
Program Representative II (Specialist) 440134 Rancho Cordova (Sacramento) Tuesday, 23 July 2024
Staff Services Analyst (General) 440257 Rancho Cordova (Sacramento) Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Step 2: Create a CalCareer Account

Visit and create a CalCareer account. Once your CalCareer account is created, you will be able to:

  • Take an exam and review your results.
  • Create and store your job application.
  • Upload and store your resume.
  • Apply for job vacancies.
  • Track your application status.

Step 3: Take the Exam

Visit the CalCareers exam search and enter the classification of the job vacancy in which you are interested. View the exam posting and follow the instructions in the official exam bulletin to apply and take the exam.

Most exams are available online on a continuous basis. However, some exams, including the program technician exam, are taken in-person during a scheduled open exam period.

NOTE: In-person exams are offered on a limited basis each calendar year in various areas of the state. Check exam schedules to ensure you have taken and passed an exam prior to applying for a position that requires list eligibility through an in-person exam.

If you pass the exam, you will be placed on a certified eligibility list for the respective job classification and you may apply for the job vacancy.

Step 4: Apply

Click on the "Apply Now" button on the job posting for the position in which you wish to apply and log in to your CalCareer account. Follow the instructions to submit your application and any required application package documents such as a resume and/or statement of qualifications. BAR will review your application and, if you meet the necessary job qualifications, may contact you to schedule an interview.