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||263653||South San Francisco (San Mateo)||Friday, 02 June 2023|
|Program Representative I||349189||South San Francisco (San Mateo)||Wednesday, 07 June 2023|
|Program Representative I||353410||Hercules (Contra Costa)||Friday, 30 June 2023|
|Office Technician (Typing)||368472||Riverside (Riverside)||Tuesday, 06 June 2023|
|Program Representative II (Specialist)||369819||Anaheim (Orange)||Thursday, 29 June 2023|
|Program Representative II (Specialist)||372926||Fresno (Fresno)||Thursday, 01 June 2023|
|Information Technology Associate||374306||Rancho Cordova (Sacramento)||Thursday, 08 June 2023|
Step 2: Create a CalCareer Account
Visit www.jobs.ca.gov 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.
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.