What type of examination can I expect to take?

Most Civil Service examinations are taken on a computer. Additional components to an examination may include physical agility testing, practical assessments (typing, Microsoft Office skills, etc.) and/or structured interviews.

All Civil Service examinations are "job-related" and based on the job duties and experience qualifications of the job you have applied for. Although there are no specific study materials, you may obtain a detailed job description for the position you have applied for at the Civil Service Board office. In addition, depending on the examination, you should "brush up" on your basic skills - arithmetic, grammar and typing (if required). Hand-held calculators are provided by Civil Service for all examinations. If you are taking an examination which requires typing skills, you will be tested on a computer keyboard.

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1. Do I have to live within the city limits to work for the City or Dayton Public Schools?
2. How do I apply for a job with the City of Dayton or Dayton Public Schools?
3. How does Civil Service determine if I qualify for the position I applied for?
4. How will I know when and where to come and take an exam?
5. How will I receive my scores from an examination?
6. What do the different job types mean?
7. What is an "eligible list?"
8. What type of examination can I expect to take?
9. Where is the City of Dayton Civil Service Office located?