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Classifications in the Business Professionals category typically perform a variety of duties to serve and support the daily ongoing work of management or programs.  These positions may be in the areas of accounting & budgets, administration, human resources, legal services, public relations or health programs.  Business Professionals interpret, and apply laws & regulations.  Duties may include writing, editing, performing research, analysis, statistical work and plan development of daily ongoing work of management or program.

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Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) 

AGPA perform the more responsible, varied, and complex technical analytical staff services assignments.  AGPA's are assigned to work on a broad range of governmental and managerial problems that may be interdisciplinary in nature.  For example, work may be in the following fields: evaluation and planning, systems development, budgeting, planning, management, and personnel analysis, and continually provide consultative services to management.  An AGAP may conduct and/or review analytical studies and surveys, formulate procedures, policies, and program alternatives, make recommendations on a broad spectrum of administrative and program-related problems, and advise management on the impact or potential impact of CDPH programs.

Due to the varied use of this position, working titles are often used to better identify a position's primary role.  An AGPA may serves as a Program Advisor, Contract Monitor, Communication Specialist, Library Services Associate, Licensing Analyst, or Compliance Analyst.

Additional information about this classification including the minimum qualifications may be found on the AGPA Classification Specification.


Step 1: Create or Login to Your CalCareer Account

With a CalCareer account, you can take state civil service examinations, store different versions of your application, apply for vacancies, track your application status and save your resume all in one place.

Step 2: Take Examination/Assessment

Before you can work for the State, you need to take and pass an examination for the job type (classification) that you wish to be considered for employment. The assessment process can take many forms (i.e. self-assessments or written exams) and maybe required to be completed in-person or online. Examination Bulletins list the minimum qualifications and the steps required to apply and/or complete the examination/assessment. If you have current or past state experience, you may have Transfer Eligibility or Reinstatement Rights.

?Step 3: Search and Apply for Jobs

Once you have taken the examination or established eligibility for the job type that you wish to be considered for employment, you may be considered for open positions in that job type by applying for job vacancies. Login to your CalCareer account, locate the job posting you wish to apply for and click on “Apply for This Job” and follow the prompts.

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