All applicants for certain clerical titles are required to take and
pass the Clerical/Office Support Jobs Examination.
This one test is use for several related titles.
It is the ONLY test offered at the test centers on Clerical testing days.
Tests for ALL OTHER titles are given on the "General" (non-clerical) testing day. Note: Some "General" testing titles may involve clerical work but are not included in the Clerical/Office Support testing program. Always read the posting to be sure of the testing requirements.
The same Clerical/Office Support Jobs Examination is used for these titles:
NOTE: Not all clerical titles are open for
application. Check the
current open job announcement. The announcement will indicate the test
required. If qualified, you can apply for any of these jobs and take
this one test.
Some jobs require a typing test.
There is no fee for any Division of Personnel written test. The same examination is used for all clerical titles. While applicants must apply for each title separately prior to testing, they only need to take the test once to be scored for any of the titles that is open for applications. Applicants must meet stated job minimum requirements to qualify.
Note: Some specialized support jobs such as Accounting Technician, Customer Service Representative and Telephone Operator require a different examination. Please read the posting very carefully.
The Clerical/Office Support testing time limit is 2 hours. No study material is available. [Detailed Test Information and Outline]
Applicants should apply online. You can use the same online application to apply for several jobs. You must apply separately for each job title for which you qualify and wish to be tested. You only need to take the test once. You may test at any of several testing sites. [ Locations and Schedules].
We do not take appointments for testing. Simply apply online and then report to a test site on any scheduled test date as soon as schedules permit. You must test within 90 of your application submission. Applicants who do not complete testing within 90 days may not be scored. If you have questions please contact our office at 304/558-3950, 57207.
[Click Here to go to the list of all currently announced jobs.]
Note: The Clerical/Office Support test is NOT used for Data Entry Operator 1 and 2. Applicants for DEO must pass the 5 minute Data Entry keyboard test. This test is offered ONLY in Charleston. Applicants for DEO and typing jobs may take the Typing and DEO keyboard tests on the same day.