Learn How to Become a Cal/OSHA Elevator Unit Inspector

Elevator safety engineers at work

Looking for an exciting career opportunity as an Elevator Unit Inspector? Cal/OSHA is seeking professionals experienced in the elevator trade to join our team!  This webpage provides helpful information on the state’s hiring process for prospective applicants.

Currently, Cal/OSHA has a number of open elevator inspector job opportunities available throughout California. Find the Elevator Unit office closest to you.

To view general information about working for Cal/OSHA, including the unparalleled benefits and competitive salaries, please visit our Work for Cal/OSHA webpage.


To join our team, the process consists of three important steps:

  • Step 1:  Passing an exam
  • Step 2:  Applying for job openings
  • Step 3:  Interviewing for a position

More information on the hiring process can be found on our How to Get a State Job webpage.

At Cal/OSHA, there is one primary job classification for elevator inspectors: Associate Safety Engineer (Elevators) (new window). The Elevator Unit has elevator inspector positions available throughout California. Anyone can apply, but you must meet the minimum qualifications for the specific job classification.  Specific details about the application process and the minimum qualifications for the Associate Safety Engineer (Elevators) job classification are described below.

Cal/OSHA Is Hiring Associate Safety Engineers (Elevator)

Minimum Qualifications

To learn if this position is the right fit for you, read the “Minimum Qualifications” in the Associate Safety Engineer (Elevators) job specification.


To be hired for an Associate Safety Engineer (Elevators) position, you must pass the exam.

Note: From the exam posting page (new window), you have access the Official Exam Bulletin (new window) to view and take the exam.

The Associate Safety Engineer (Elevator) Exam (new window) will be scored and all candidates that achieve a 70 percentile or better will be ranked on an eligibility list (new window). The list will remain active until expired.

Job Openings

Visit CalCareers (new window) to search for and apply for Associate Safety Engineer (Elevators) job openings (new window).

If you have passed the exam or are awaiting your exam results, click that you are List Eligible when applying.

Have questions? Want to learn more?

Download our flyer "Recruiting Elevator Safety Engineers"

If you have questions, contact the Elevator Unit at DIRJobs@dir.ca.gov

March 2024