Your road to a career with the State of California and the Employment Development Department (EDD) may start before you graduate college. There are many things that you can do to improve your chances of being hired by the department. You will want to ensure your education and skills are relevant to the types of careers that our department hires for. We encourage you to explore our site to gain a better understanding of what is available to graduates and what it takes to land a position with the EDD.
There has never been a day better than today to expand your horizons and start thinking about a career with our department. As a current college student, you have the opportunity to start taking major steps towards your career with the EDD. There are many things that you can do right away.
Student Assistant Positions
The EDD’s Student Assistant Program is a great way to get familiar with how the state operates and conducts business. The program gives students the opportunity to work alongside current state employees and take part in day to day operations. Students get to see firsthand how the department is impacting people’s lives and what it is like to work for the state. Visit the Student Assistant page for more information.
UPDATE: Due to a cost cutting measure the State of California is not hiring or retaining Student Assistants at this time. Please check back for further updates.
Course Requirements for Popular EDD Classifications
The table below lists some popular classifications that our department uses. Look over the table to get an understanding of what the department is looking for in regards to coursework. Please keep in mind that the information presented here is not a complete overview of the minimum qualifications. To view the complete minimum qualifications, please look over the flyers on the Human Resources Forms and Publications page.
|Classification||High School||Some College||Bachelor’s Degree|
|19 Units. 16 of which shall be professional accounting courses.||Business Degree with
specialization in Accounting.
|Assistant Information Systems Analyst||At least 60 semester or 90 quarter units. Of which 12 semester or 18 quarter units are comprised of information technology-related coursework.|
|Associate Information Systems Analyst||Equivalent to graduation from college with a Bachelor’s degree.
Minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter units in information technology-related coursework
|Employment Program Representative
Disability Insurance Program
|Completion of 60 semester units or 90-quarter units of college course work
Two years of public contact experience providing services or information.
|Equivalent to graduation from college with a Bachelor’s degree.|
|Office Assistant||Graduation from High School|
|Staff Services Analyst||Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from a recognized four-year accredited college or university.|
|Tax Compliance Representative||Equivalent to graduation from college, which must include at least one course each in basic accounting; business or commercial law; and one course in economics, business administration, or public administration.|
EDD Values Education
Choosing to pursue higher education is crucial to long term personal success and the success of our state. The EDD always encourages those that can do so and attain higher education. Since the state is vast and has many opportunities, we encourage everyone to seek out more information via departmental websites and the Careers in California Government website.