State Employment Development Department has program representative openings

Los Angeles, California - The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has a number of Employment Program Representative (EPR) positions available in Orange County. Staff in these professional positions perform a variety of work necessary to administer the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, including determining claimant eligibility for unemployment benefits, conducting fact-finding interviews, responding to inquiries, and performing claim processing activities.

The EDD currently has 53 positions open in Orange County. The recruiting is part of an ongoing larger effort to fill 280 similar positions statewide. In an effort to improve California’s UI services, Governor Brown’s administration authorized state funding for the new positions.

Those interested in applying for the positions can find further information on EDD’s website at edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/EPR_Job_Vacancies.htm.

Applicants must first obtain eligibility on the state’s EPR exam in order to be considered for the positions. The exam is available online at: https://jobs.ca.gov/Bulletin/Bulletin/Index?examCD=8HRA101.

Job specifications, minimum qualifications, and related information for the EPR classification can be found at www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/pages/9194.aspx.

These positions are permanent intermittent (PI) appointments, which includes periodic work or working a fluctuating portion of a full-time work schedule. More information on PI appointments is available at www.edd.ca.gov/pdf/FAQsforPermamentIntermittent.pdf.

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