Please note that Merit System Services will be closed November 26th and 27th and December 24th through January 1st in observance of the holidays. We will not be responding emails or calls during this time. We hope you enjoy your holidays. Thank you!
All completed applications will be screened against the minimum qualifications listed on the job bulletin. Approved applications may be evaluated further to identify the most qualified applicants. MSS will notify you via email and/or U.S. Mail of your status after your application has been reviewed. Selected applicants will be invited to the next step of the examination process; see tentative dates on the recruitment bulletin.
The examination process may include one or more of the following components: application evaluation, competitive rating of the application, and if required, a supplemental questionnaire; a written examination; a job related exercise; a writing assessment; a computer skills examination; or a structured oral examination.
Please click on a link below for further information on the exam process.
Written Examination Information
Structured Oral Examination Information
Special Testing Arrangements
Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact MSS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-263-3614 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled exam.
Rescheduling information for all exams
MSS is unable to reschedule exams.