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Getting Started With CalSTRS

To start your next great career at CalSTRS, you must first take and pass an open exam for the job classification you’re interested in and for which you meet the minimum qualifications:

  • View current job openings and exam information.
  • Click on the bulletin for the exam. Read the bulletin carefully to see if you meet the minimum qualifications and for exam instructions.
  • Once you pass the exam, you can apply for vacancies by completing and submitting the state application, available at jobs.ca.gov under the “My Profile” tab. Be sure to complete all the application requirements.

Benefits and Salary

CalSTRS offers a competitive pay schedule and a work-life-balance for all its employees. The State of California offers a comprehensive benefits package.

  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Paid holidays and a defined benefit retirement program.
  • More than two weeks of vacation after a year of service.
  • Health insurance in retirement.

Types of Careers at CalSTRS

Pursue your career goals in one of our many business areas, with openings ranging from entry-level positions to opportunities for experienced leaders:

Business Area Types of Openings
Administrative Services Procurement and business services
Audit Services Internal and external auditing
Benefits and Services Benefit analysis, customer and account services
Financial Services Budgets and accounting
General Counsel Legal services
Human Resources Talent management and training
Investments Trading and asset management
Plan Design & Communication Research and public affairs
Project Management Project facilitation and change management
Technology Services IT services and help desk support

Ready to get started? View our current job openings.

Careers in CalSTRS Investments

The Investments branch plays an important role at CalSTRS and helps to sustain nearly $200 billion making us the nation’s second largest public pension fund. You can be a part of this important effort by working in one of the careers below:

Classification Exam Type Final Filing Date
Investment Director Open Continuous
Investment Officer l Open Continuous
Investment Officer ll Open Continuous
Investment Officer lll Open Continuous
Portfolio Manager Open Continuous

Ready to get started? View our current job openings.