The Recruitment Process begins with the Job Announcement Bulletin.
The Bulletin usually describes the steps that will be followed in the recruitment and examination.
The first examination step for all recruitments is review of all submitted
application materials to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications
stated on the announcement. Possession of the
minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee of further advancement in the recruitment process.
Depending upon the number of anticipated or actual qualified applications received, additional
steps often include an application screening, written exam, online testing, performance or practical exam or an oral exam.
The highest scoring applicants in a testing step proceed to the next step until an eligible list is established.
Candidates remain on an eligible list for a minimum of six months, and are subsequently "certified"
to a hiring department when a vacancy occurs.