Are exams given for all positions?
The Department of Human Resources administers examinations to determine which applicants are the most qualified for a particular position. There is no single exam; examinations are developed to suit duties and responsibilities of each job classification. The Department of Human Resources uses written and oral examinations, tests of physical ability, and demonstrations of practical skills as testing instruments. For some positions, the entire examination consists of a rating of education and experience as you describe them in your application.
Some positions are unclassified and outside of the merit system. Individuals selected for those positions serve at the pleasure of the hiring authority. A variety of selection instruments may be used in evaluating candidates for these types of positions.