What is the testing process?

The testing process is conducted in various ways, depending on the number of qualified candidates, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job. The exam procedure may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Written Exam: This exam may consist of either multiple choice, true/false, short answer questions, essay or on-line examination.
  • Supplemental Questionnaire: An evaluation and ranking of applicants based on their responses to the questions on the Supplemental Questionnaire.
  • Performance Exam: for positions requiring manual labor or physical fitness ability, an outdoor skills exam will be administrated to assess performance necessary for the position.
  • Oral Panel Interview: structured interview process, typically with a panel of 2 - 5 subject matter experts. 

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1. How do I find out about Napa County jobs?
2. How do I qualify for a Napa County job?
3. What is the testing process?
4. What are Supplemental Questions?
5. What is the selection process?
6. How long does the recruitment process take?
7. When will a recruitment designated “Open Until Closed” actually close?
8. How can I tell if I am viewing the most current job opportunities?
9. Can I submit a resume in lieu of completing the County of Napa application?
10. Does the County of Napa only accept online applications?
11. What if I don’t have a computer?
12. What if I don’t have email?
13. What if I need help applying online?
14. When exactly do jobs close?
15. I have additional questions; how do I contact your office?
16. Which web browser should I used when applying for a position?
17. What if I forgot my username and/or password to Governmentjobs.com?
18. I requested a reset password link but have not received it. How long does it normally take?
19. I need a new password, but no longer have access to the email address where the reset password email was sent.
20. How do I update my home address, email address, or any other information on my job applications?
21. Who do I call about a problem with NeoGov/Government Jobs?
22. How can I be sure my application was received and correct?
23. I just applied for another position. Can you use the documentation from my first application?
24. I am trying to attach my documents to my application, but it’s not working. How do I submit them?
25. What is an Interest Card?
26. Will temporary employment lead to a permanent position with the County?
27. I understand that the County has a probationary period. How long is it?
28. What does it mean when an exam is “Open,” “Promotional,” or “Continuous/Open Until Filled?
29. The job announcement refers to an “eligibility list” what is that?
30. If I fail an exam, how do I find out what my score was or how can I improve?
31. What are the most common reasons why an applicant may get a “Rejection” notice?
32. How can I find out about specific requirements or salary for a specific position?
33. I have a disability. How can I get an accommodation during the exam process?