Job 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 500 dedicated individuals at our headquarters in Sacramento and field offices stationed throughout the state. Job 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
  • Program Technician
  • Seasonal Clerk
  • Staff Services Analyst
  • Staff Services Manager
  • Student Assistant
  • Various Information Technology Classifications

To apply for a BAR job opportunity, 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 ClassificationJob Control NumberJob LocationFinal Filing Date
Associate Governmental Program Analyst278848Rancho Cordova (Sacramento County) Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Office Technician (Typing)277810Rancho Cordova (Sacramento County) Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Program Representative II (Specialist)278830San Diego (San Diego County) Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Step 2: Create a CalCareer Account

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

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.