Requirements for Clerical Applicants
CLERICAL TESTING WILL BE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE TO NEW APPLICANTS/CANDIDATES
Candidates for clerical/secretarial positions are required to demonstrate proficiency in clerical skills through a series of clerical tests administered by the Division of Non-Instructional Staffing.
Applicants for positions requiring typing must first pass a typing speed test, administered on a personal computer (PC), in order to be eligible to take the remaining subtests which consist of typing ability, quantitative (math) and verbal.
For secretarial positions, a composition test is also required. The minimum passing score on the typing speed test is 40 words per minute. For Confidential/exempt positions, the minimum passing score is 60 words per minute.
Candidates for positions requiring data input skills must pass a data entry test consisting of alpha-numeric characters. The passing score on the data entry test is 30 correct fields. Upon successfully attaining a passing score, candidates will be scheduled for clerical subtests, including quantitative (math) and verbal. For candidates seeking accounting related positions, an accounting skills test is also required. The typing speed and data entry tests are given Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and every Wednesday afternoon between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Government issued ID is required. No appointment is necessary. For a detailed explanation of the clerical test sections, please refer to the “Important Information” section of the Non-Instructional Staffing page.
Candidates will be scheduled for clerical subtests upon successfully passing scores on the typing speed or data entry test. Please contact the testing specialist by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (305)995-7248 in order to reschedule one or more sections of the subtests. Eligibility for clerical positions is based on scores attained through the clerical skills tests.
Confidential/exempt personnel must possess extensive knowledge of Board Rules, Policies and Procedures, as well as demonstrate the highest degree of productivity and efficiency, including leadership skills. For these reasons, in addition to the experience on clerical skills test, candidates for Confidential/Exempt positions classified at pay grade E and above must complete a core of inservice classes prior to being considered for positions. For a description of these inservice classes, please refer to the “Important Information” section of the Non-Instructional Staffing page.