The Second Step of the Hiring Process 

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Searching for Civil Service Clerical Jobs

Jobs can be announced together by the respective government agency which posted the clerical positions. Some positions can be announced together. You can view the resources below to learn more about specific job positions and get more information about each job position available.

Step 1: Obtain an official announcement and application form from the federal government.

Step: 2: Complete the form as instructed in the announcement and send it back to the address printed on the application or announcement.

Step 3: Take the exam. Many employers send instructions by mail or email on where to you will be taking the civil service exam. The instructions will list the time, materials needed, and location of the exam.


Step Three: Take the Postal Exam 473

Passing the Civil Service Clerical Exam is a requirement before being considered for employment at any Federal, State, Local agency. Doing well on the exam is important due to they will only invite the top 3 scores of each class to the interview. A passing score is 70, but to receive an invitation you will need to score in the 80’s and 90’s.

Step Four: Prepare for the Interview

The final step of the hiring process is the interview. Only the top 3 scores from each testing class receive an invitation for a face to face interview. This section will give you an idea on what to expect at the interview.


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