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Written Exams for Municipal Positions

Empco develops written pre-employment and promotional exams for positions in municipal governments. Empco has banks on many content areas including:

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Building Maintenance
  • Clerical
  • Custodial
  • Dispatch
  • Engineering and Surveying
  • Equipment Operations
  • Inspections
  • Library Science
  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance
  • Painting
  • Public Works
  • Recreational facilities
  • Street and Sidewalk Maintenance and Repair
  • Water, Sewer and Waste Water

Types of Exams

Off-the-Shelf Examinations
Off-the-Shelf Examinations were developed after conducting a job analysis for each position. These examinations are validated and used by a large number of departments nationally.

These examinations are job-related, reliable, and content valid. They are composed of 100 multiple-choice questions with four ABCD possible answers - one correct and three incorrect. Questions are taken from texts appropriate for the position/rank being tested. All questions are written by subject matter experts. Tests are comprised of cognitive ability and/or job knowledge questions. Scantron answer sheets are provided. Empco scores the examinations - usually within 2 business days.

Off-the-shelf exams are available at lower prices and are constructed to be used by departments across the country.

Tailored Examinations
Tailored Examinations also offer a cost-effective approach to testing, while having an exam developed specifically for your department. Departments fill out a job analysis for the position and Empco develops an exam for that specific position.

These examinations are job-related, reliable, and content valid. They are composed of 100 multiple-choice questions with four ABCD possible answers - one correct and three not correct. Since each examination is developed for a specific department, each examination is unique. Scantron answer sheets are provided.

Empco scores the examinations - usually within 2 business days.
Tailored Examinations are available for every rank/position.

Customized Examinations
Customized Examinations are the same as a tailored examination with the addition of questions authored for your examination from your Department's Rules, Regulations, Policies, Procedures, SOPs, contracts, etc.

These examinations are job-related, reliable, and content valid. They are usually composed of 100 multiple-choice questions with four ABCD possible answers - one correct and three not correct. Since each examination is developed for a specific test, each examination is unique. Scantron answer sheets are provided.

Empco scores the examinations - usually within 2 business days.
A Customized Examination can be developed for every rank/position.