About DTSC

We are determined to safeguard California from the harmful effects of chemicals

Examination and Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA).

DTSC was established to protect California against threats to public health and degradation to the environment and to restore properties degraded by past environmental contamination.  Through statutory mandates, DTSC cleans up existing contamination, regulates management of hazardous wastes, and prevents pollution by working with businesses to reduce their hazardous waste and use of toxic materials.

To achieve its mandates, DTSC has over 1,000 positions which include attorneys, chemists, criminal investigators, engineers, geologists, scientists, toxicologists, and administrative staff.  Staff work out of two environmental chemistry laboratories located in Berkeley and Pasadena or one of the eight offices located in Sacramento (two offices: headquarters and a field office), Berkeley, Chatsworth, Clovis, Commerce, Cypress, El Centro and San Diego.