Testing Terms & Definitions
Classification: Assignment of a job to a class. Jobs similar in duties, responsibilities, and worth are grouped together and given the same standard title.
Job: A specific group of duties and responsibilities served by one employee.
Register: A list of candidates who have taken and passed the Civil Service examination, per classification. Registers are listed in order of highest score.
Veterans Preference: Veterans who were discharged under honorable conditions and certain other individuals may be eligible for additional points on an original entry Civil Service exam.