The Office of Peace Officer Selection (OPOS) is now accepting Correctional Officer applications. The application period will remain open until another 10,000 applications have been received and then pause again while those applications are processed through the written exam, supplemental application and physical fitness test.
By closing and reopening, OPOS is utilizing Lean Six Sigma principles to reduce “work in progress” and create a “pull system” where the right number of candidates are delivered to the initial selection components at the right time to process. The pull system reduces candidate wait time in the process from application to physical fitness test from as long as 10 months down to approximately three months.
With the shorter wait time, it is important candidates begin preparing for the written exam and physical fitness test on the day they apply, or sooner. Links to a sample of the written exam and a description of the PFT and video are available at Selection Components.
For information about the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, please contact the Office of External Affairs at (916) 445-4950.