Jobs

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Working on the nation’s first high-speed rail program is exciting, innovative, fast-paced and requires a variety of experts including planners, designers, builders and eventually operators.

Currently, more than 5,500 jobs have been created building high-speed rail in the Central Valley. These are steady union jobs that provide union wages and benefits. As hiring opportunities expand to meet the demands of building the first high-speed rail system in the nation, we are seeking individuals who can help us accomplish our objectives, meet new challenges and explore ground-breaking opportunities.

 

 

Construction Jobs

As construction continues in the Central Valley and other regions of California, there will continue to be a high demand for electricians, cement workers, steel laborers and more. Job-specific skills are essential in building the supportive structures for the high-speed rail system. Contact the job coordinators for the Design Build Contractors below to find out about jobs on the construction packages.

Construction Package 1

Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons

Tiana de Martimprey, Job Coordinator

(559) 385-7025

ContactCP1@tpzpjv.com

Construction Package 2-3

Dragados/Flatiron Joint Venture

Rinarda Burnley, Job Coordinator

(559) 257-3580

rburnley@dfcp23.com 

Construction Package 4

California Rail Builders

Jenn Hass, Job Coordinator

(661) 438-3440 Ext 25418

jhass@ferrovial.us

Pre-Apprentice Training Programs

The Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board is currently recruiting for its Construction Pre-Apprentice training. This training is in partnership with the Plumbers, Cement Masons, Iron Workers, Teamsters, Sheet Metals Workers, Pipefitters, Electricians and Operating Engineers Building Trades Unions. Visit valleybuild.net to sign up.

The Authority partnered with the City of Selma to announce the creation of the Central Valley Training Center, a workforce development center to provide pre-apprenticeship classes and hands-on construction training for residents up and down the Central Valley who are looking for work on the nation’s first high-speed rail project. Visit cvtcprogram.com to find out more or to sign up.

 

Professional Services Jobs

As part of building the nation’s first high-speed rail system, there has been a tremendous need for professional services including architects, engineers, planners and other related services. Such work is necessary to complete Phase I of the high-speed rail system from San Francisco to the Los Angeles area. Learn more about State of California Jobs and WSP Jobs (Rail Delivery Partner).

 

Putting Small Businesses to Work

Small businesses play a major role in high-speed rail. The Authority is putting small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses to work and is committed to making active participation of small businesses a priority in all contracting phases of the high-speed rail project. Visit our Small Business page to find out more about the program, or find out how to get connected using our free ConnectHSR online vendor registry.

 

Get the Facts on Jobs

 

6,243 JOBS CREATED
Jobs dispatched to build high-speed rail
(as of June 30, 2021)

 

 

CP 1 2,597 JOBS CREATED

CP 2-3 2,130 JOBS CREATED

CP 4 1,516 JOBS CREATED

 

3,626   Total National Targeted Hiring Initiative (NTHI) Workers

   459    Total Disadvantaged Workers

4,572   Total Journeyman Workers

   862    Total Apprentice Workers

 MAP | Construction Package 1-4

map of California Central Valley highlighting locations of high-speed rail construction packages

Construction Package 1-4 Map

State Jobs

Job Openings

Job openings with the California High-Speed Rail Authority are posted on the CalCareers website. Obtaining employment with the California High-Speed Rail Authority involves a competitive testing and application process that consists of two phases. Read below to learn more about how to apply.

 

How to Apply

All applicants must complete a state application through CalCareer.

Obtaining employment with the California High-Speed Rail Authority involves a competitive testing and application process that consists of two phases:

PHASE I: THE EXAMINATION PROCESS

If you are new to employment with the State of California, you must pass an open examination before applying for job openings. Follow these steps below to complete the examination process.

  1. Search for an Exam – You may only apply for exams designated as “open” if you are new to State employment. Any person meeting the minimum qualifications as stated on the specific exam announcement may apply for open examinations. Browse current open exams Exam/Assessment Search
  2. Apply for an Exam – Review the exam bulletin and determine if you meet all the criteria, including the minimum qualifications and location. Once you‘ve determined you meet the stated criteria, apply for the exam by completing the Standard State Application. Refer to the exam bulletin to determine the preferred method of applying for the exam.
  3. Prepare for the Exam – The exam bulletin indicates the types of testing used for the exam. This may include written tests, structured (oral) interviews, supplemental applications, education and experience, or Internet exam. Review the “Examination Information” section to find what type of test will be used and how the test will be scored. Read the “Examination Scope” section to determine what knowledge, skills, and abilities may be tested.
  4. After the Exam – Successful exam candidates are placed on an employment list and can start applying for job openings in the classification for which they have tested. State eligible lists are divided into ranks by score. Only candidates in the top three ranks are immediately eligible for appointment.

PHASE II: THE JOB OPENING PROCESS

Once you are on an employment list, you may start receiving contact letters from departments recruiting for classifications you tested in. You can browse current job openings and apply for them. After you apply for a job, you may be offered an interview. Interviews are designed to identify the best candidate for that specific job opening. Learn more about the CalHR exam and hiring process.

General Information

Questions or comments related to job opportunities may be directed to the Authority’s Human Resources Branch at 916-324-1541 or humanresources@hsr.ca.gov.

 

 

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