What types of exams are given?
All Civil Service Exams are related to the specific job. Most Civil Service Exams are written. There are three general types. If prior experience is required, a job content exam is often used. For example, if a job requires two years of experience in electrical work, questions about electricity would be on the exam. A few jobs require no experience because you receive training on the job. For this type of job, an aptitude test may be appropriate. An aptitude test measures your ability to learn a particular type of work. Another type of test used is the Training and Experience (T&E) Evaluation. This test provides a scored evaluation of your education and experience. Therefore, it is necessary that your application be filled out clearly and completely. Describe related training and experience carefully because that is how your score is determined.
For some specialized jobs, you would go before an oral examination board, made up of persons who are experts in that field. When appropriate, a performance test may be used. Police and Fire Department candidates also take a physical agility exam.

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1. What if I am looking for a temporary or part-time job?
2. How do I apply for a city job?
3. How do I know when the city is accepting applications?
4. If I file an application, does this make me eligible for different examinations?
5. Do I have to submit any other papers along with my application?
6. How are the job specifications determined?
7. Are job requirements ever waived?
8. Who decides whether an applicant is accepted for an examination?
9. What is the best way to assure that my application will be accepted?
10. What are some of the reasons for rejection of my application?
11. If I have a police record, does that make me ineligible for employment with the City of Athens?
12. If my application is rejected, do I have any right of appeal?
13. If my application is rejected, does that mean that I can't apply for other civil service examinations?
14. What happens if my application is approved?
15. After I take the Civil Service Exam, am I eligible for federal, state, and county jobs?
16. What types of exams are given?
17. What happens after I take the examination?
18. So if I pass the exam, does that mean that I get a job?
19. If I am offered a city job, are there any other conditions that I must meet before I can begin work?