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Exam Title Subtests
MSS Exams may include one or more of the subtests listed below
Accountant
  • Accounting Principles and Practices
  • Financial Analysis and Practices
  • Auditing Principles and Practices
  • Mathematical Ability
  • Analytical Ability
  • Written Communication
Account Clerk, Advanced
  • Office Practices and Procedures
  • Bookkeeping Practices
  • Accounting Problems
  • Working Relationships
  • Ability to Follow Directions
Account Clerk, Entry
  • Ability to Work Rapidly With Data/Information
  • Written Communication
  • Numerical Skills
  • Understanding Written Information
  • Knowledge of Basic Accounting/Bookkeeping
Accounting Technician
  • Accounting and Auditing Principles and Practices
  • Accounting Problems
  • Analytical Ability
  • Written Communication
  • Working With Others/Interpersonal Skills
Child Support Specialist
  • Understanding Written Material
  • English Usage
  • Numerical Skills
  • Interpersonal Communications and Interviewing
Clerical, Advanced
  • Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
Clerical, Entry
  • Alphabetize, File, and Code Information
  • Speed and Accuracy in Filing, Checking, and Coding
  • Editing (Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar)
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading and Understanding Written Information
  • Numerical Skills
Eligibility Specialist I
  • Benefits Calculations/Data Analysis
  • Computer Usage
  • Problem Solving/Analytical
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Record Keeping
  • Written Communication
Employment & Training Worker I
  • General Office Skills/Numerical and Alphabetical
  • Analytical Ability
  • Interviewing Principles
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills/Customer Service
  • Employment and Training/Social Services
Integrated Case Worker I
  • General Office Skills – Numerical and Alphabetical
  • Analytical Ability
  • Interviewing Principles
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills/Customer Service
  • Employment and Training/Social Services
  • Benefit Determinations
Legal Clerk
  • Clerical Skills
  • Written Communication
  • Public and Interpersonal Relations
  • Problem Solving, Analysis, Mathematical Ability
Office Assistant Supervisor
  • Clerical Skills and Abilities
  • Written Communication
  • Analytical Ability
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Supervision
Social Service Aide
  • Clerical Skills and Abilities
  • Reading and Interpreting Written Information
  • Written Communication
  • Public and Interpersonal Relations
  • Effective Working Relations
Social Worker I/II
  • Analytical Ability
  • Interviewing Principles
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
Staff Services Analyst I/II
  • Analytical Reasoning/Problem Solving
  • Math and Statistics
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
Support Services Assistant
  • Filing and Checking
  • Understanding Written Information
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Written Communication/English Language Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
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