What kinds of tests/exams does the Civil Service Commission give?

The kind of exam we give is dependent on the position's qualifications and the department's needs. For most jobs we will use a written exam that covers key areas of knowledge and job related-content. For other positions an Oral Exam may be used to evaluate candidates. There are multiple positions that require a Physical Exam such as Police, Fire, and Waste Collector. These positions have physical requirements to complete the day to day duties, so a Physical Exam can be used to evaluate ones ability to accomplish those physical requirements. Further still, there may be other prerequisite exams such as a typing test, prior to taking a written exam. It is at the discretion of the Civil Service Commission to determine what form of testing or combination of testing is best suited to the position.

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1. If I want a job with the City, what do I have to do?
2. How do I use governmentjobs.com to apply for a position in the city?
3. How does the process work?
4. Are Civil Service Exams Job Specific?
5. What kinds of tests/exams does the Civil Service Commission give?
6. Does the Civil Service Commission use any outside testing companies?
7. Who develops the Civil Service Exams?
8. Where are the tests given?
9. Can I apply for a City job if I have been convicted of a felony?
10. Do Veterans receive bonus credit on Civil Service Exams?
11. What is an Eligibility List?
12. How does the Commission use an Eligibility List?
13. How long is an Eligibility List in effect?
14. How to I find information about my current status in the hiring process?
15. When are Civil Service Commission meetings?
16. Are all jobs within the City considered classified?