The first step in getting a job with the State of California is passing an exam. CalHR is now offering an exam for the Executive Secretary I classification. Exams are required to obtain eligibility for job vacancies.
Executive Secretary - series overview
This is the advanced journeyperson level. Under direction of the administrator of a major subdivision of a large State agency or a comparable level executive, incumbents perform difficult and responsible secretarial work and relieve the administrator of a variety of administrative and office details.
Positions at this level typically exist in major subdivisions or large field installations of large State agencies. The secretary's supervisor must have complex program responsibility requiring careful coordination of activities supervised, a considerable amount of responsible policy determination and a substantial amount of demanding personal contact with citizen groups and officials of other governmental agencies.
Positions are allocated to this level where the administrator who is the secretary's supervisor has delegated a substantial amount of administrative detail and nonroutine work to the secretary. The potential for the level of delegated duties is directly related to the importance and responsibility of the position of the administrator, the nature and scope of the functions for which the administrator is responsible, and the level of public contacts.