Career Opportunities

About the California Privacy Protection Agency

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) is the first of its kind agency in the US created to protect the consumer privacy of Californians. We implement the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enforce its regulations, and educate the public about their rights and obligations under the law.

We’re comprised of an innovative and mission-driven team committed to furthering consumer privacy!

Interested in joining our team?

The CPPA is currently recruiting for the following positions. If you have questions about these opportunities, please reach out to our team at

The CPPA is hiring an Assistant Chief Counsel to join our Enforcement Division. Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Enforcement, the Assistant Chief Counsel will supervise a team of litigators throughout the state to ensure compliance with California’s cutting-edge privacy laws. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with experience overseeing a legal program in an enforcement capacity, managing investigations, and litigating complex cases.

In this role, you will:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of enforcement policy.
  • Supervise the Enforcement Division’s investigative process, presentation of evidence, and administrative enforcement actions.
  • Supervise, direct, and review the work of legal and support personnel in the Enforcement Division.
  • And much more!

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The CPPA is hiring an Attorney to join our Enforcement Division. This individual must be licensed to practice law in California and have experience with litigation or government investigations. In this role, you will investigate complaints and prosecute violations of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

As part of the Enforcement Division, you will:

  • Develop evidence, prepare witnesses, draft legal briefs, attend hearings, and participate in oral arguments.
  • Conduct discovery and motion practice.
  • Review consumer complaints and pursue other investigatory leads.
  • And much more!

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CPPA is seeking an Attorney IV to perform the most complex and sensitive work within its Legal Division. Under the general direction of the Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney IV will serve as an in-house privacy subject matter legal expert, and will:

  • Advise the Agency on complex legal issues, including the interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, the promulgation of regulations, and legislative proposals that affect the Agency’s mission.
  • Serve as lead counsel on rulemaking activities and provide guidance to the Agency on legal issues related to the Agency’s operations.
  • Candidates must be licensed to practice law in California and have experience with privacy law or litigation.

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Why work for us:

  • Make a difference: Be at the forefront of data privacy and make an impact on the lives of Californians.
  • Cutting-edge issues: Work on new and exciting issues surrounding technology policy, privacy, and consumer protection.
  • Comprehensive benefits: As a state employee, you’ll have access to premium health, dental, and vision plans. You’ll also earn a pension from the CalPERS Retirement System and have access to Savings Plus 401(k) and 457 plans. The state also offers Public Service Loan Forgiveness, long-term disability insurance, and wellness assistance programs.
  • Progressive and diverse culture: Our team is comprised of a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. We are a remote-centric agency distributed across California.
  • Opportunities for everyone: Whether you’re just starting your career or looking to take it to the next level, CPPA offers a variety of job opportunities.

How to apply:

  1. Search for a job on the CalCareers website or visit CPPA’s Career Opportunities page.
    • Read the duty statement for each job to learn what the position does.
  2. Create a CalCareers account
    • Enter your information and upload supporting documents. You can use one job application to apply for multiple positions.
  3. Prepare your application
    • Start by confirming you meet the Minimum Requirements. Get any transcripts you need.
    • Some jobs require a Statement of Qualifications (SOQs). If the job you intend to apply for requires one, you should carefully review the experience and qualifications being sought and make sure you respond to it accurately. Some candidates subject “generic” SOQs, which are usually scored lower for not adhering to the SOQ prompt. Most SOQs are scored using a standard rubric.
  4. Complete an assessment
    • When you find a job you want, you’ll need to take an assessment to show you qualify for that position. You do not have to take an exam before you apply for a job. You can take the exam after your interview. However, you must complete and pass the exam before we can make you an offer.
  5. Apply
    • Submit your application for the job you’re interested in. If you qualify and among the top candidates, we’ll contact you for an interview.

If you’re new to state service, CalHR offers several helpful resources:

If you have questions about CPPA, the hiring process, or our current recruitments, please reach out to our team at