This is the official civil service title
that should be used when referring to a particular classification.
If there is a series of civil service classes in a specification,
a general title is used to identify the series, and individual class
titles are listed in the body of the specification.
This section provides a description of the general duties and responsibilities
of the class and examples of the typical work performed. Comparing
this information to your own skills and interests will help you
decide if the class is right for you.
This section of the job specs lists minimum qualifications (MQs)
such as education or experience needed and information on specific
license, credential, or other requirements.
The MQs for some classes list acceptable substitutions for required
experience or education. For example, state experience may sometimes
be substituted for required college education.
If you have questions or problems interpreting the minimum qualifications
of a class, please contact the Board's Examination Section.
This information itemizes the skills and special knowledge needed
for successful job performance. Since the areas tested in a written
or oral examination are derived from the knowledge and abilities
listed for a class, this section of the class specs is critical
and is an excellent resource in preparing for an examination. Always
review this section of the specification before testing.
Sources of Specifications
You can obtain class specs for all Board positions in the Personnel
Management Division's Classification Section and for all state jobs
on the SPB website. If you have e-mail, you can set it up so SPB
automatically notifies you of specification information it posts.