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Employment Tests for Government Hiring

The Statistics Speak for Themselves

About 12% of all jobs that offer opportunities for advancement require Microsoft Office proficiency, and that will increase to 20% in the future. (IDC)

Also according to the BLS, the number of job opportunities in government is growing at an average rate.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of administrative services managers is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026–faster than the average for all occupations.

Top Skills & Abilities to Look For in Government Support Staff

Use eSkill’s online skills tests to assess employees’ knowledge of subjects from workplace safety to legal terminology.


Administrative and clerical skills such as typing, data entry, bookkeeping, customer service, and contract management


Ability to work effectively with managers, elected officials, constituents and communities

Interpersonal Skills

Proficiency in MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

Customer Success Stories

"Seamless and easy; great support. Ability to assemble own tests. Ease of sending test notices and score reporting. great communication with eskills staff members."

Michael Spreng, Administrator

City of Cleveland

"Simulation and large variety of questions and subject matter. Our experience has bee very positive. We are utilizing it more and more every year."

Kim Woolman, HR Specialist

County of St. Clair

"It's easy to utilize, customize; real time results, consistency of the grading/testing for the applicants. It has been a great tool for us to utilize because we have so many diverse divisions with different admin duties - we can customize the test for their needs when looking at applicants for their vacancies."

Caroline Pierce, Employment Coordinator

City of Edmond

"The wide variety of topical questions made creating an initial assessment tool easy"

Lawrence Davidson, Finance manager

Parks Canada

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Government Employment Tests You Should Use

Standard Job-Based Tests: Choose from hundreds of standard tests for popular jobs such as Financial Analyst, Financial Assistant, Market Research Manager, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Consultant, and Office Manager, and more.

Standard Subject-Based Tests: Choose from over 600 single-subject tests that assess depth of proficiency in subjects such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Customize From Over 600 Modular Subjects: Generate a multi-subject test in seconds by handpicking questions from your favorite computer and non-computer topics in the eSkill Test Library.

Upload Your Own Content: Use eSkill Author to create customized skills tests using your own job-specific content and questions that cover a variety of subjects.

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Why Choose eSkill Government Employment Assessments?

  • eSkill makes assessing candidates’ computer skills, job fit, and interview presentation easy and straightforward.
  • eSkill will help your organization hire better-qualified team members faster with defensible compliance.
  • Select from more than 800 standard tests, or easily customize the assessment experience with thousands of topics relevant to your specific job or requirements.
  • Include Video Interview questions in your assessments for a seamless, complete candidate evaluation experience.
  • Personnel Board of Jefferson County, State of Colorado, City of Memphis, State of Mississippi, Harris County and hundreds of other companies use eSkill’s Government skills assessments. Learn why.