Acronym for: Examination and Certification Online System
Is the unique identifier of individuals regarding State Employment. This number is assigned to the ECOS Profile associated with an individual’s Records, tying them to the CalCareer Account.
Term used to describe a passing score received on an examination. In order to apply for employment with the State of California, list eligibility must be established for the classification. List eligibility is typically one year in length; however, for some examinations, list eligibility could be up to four years. When list eligibility expires, an applicant must reapply to re-establish eligibility.
Eligibility Record (Elig Record)
An individual record for a person who has been granted eligibility for a classification (typically from successfully completing an examination, but sometimes it can be created by a layoff situation)
An eligible list is a list of individuals with eligibility who can be considered for employment. Generally, the top three ranks (highest scores) are considered reachable and will be contacted first. The length of eligibility is listed as the “List Life” on the examination bulletin. Typically, eligibility is good for one year, but may be extended for up to four years. One must then retake the examination to re-establish list eligibility.
Eligible List Rank
The Rank of the individual(s) on the Eligible List.
Letter sent to individuals on a Cert List to ascertain their interest in a specific position. This may be sent via CalCareer Accounts, or a hard copy will be mailed if a CalCareer Account does not exist.
An old term used prior to CalCareer. With Implementation of CalCareer, Employment Contacts are used. Please see Employment Contact.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Each state agency is responsible for implementing non-discrimination policies, procedures, and practices, and ensuring they are integrated into every aspect of employment. Equal employment opportunity is afforded to all applicants and employees without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), engaging in a protected activity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.
The examination bulletin includes the details for an individual classification or a group of related classes examination. The bulletin will include directions and details for the examination, how to apply, the admittance requirements, test type, and how the resultant eligibility list will be used.
These position are filled by election or appointment. They include members of boards and commissions, and appointees of the Governor. These officials are exempt from State civil service, and are often referred to as "exempt" officials.