Aptitude Tests For Federal, State & Local Government Jobs

The Statistics Speak for Themselves

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About 12% of all jobs that offer opportunities for advancement require MS Office proficiency, and that will increase to 20% in the future. (IDC)

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for firefighters will increase 8% per year from 2020 to 2030 and there will be around 27,000 openings each year.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of administrative managers is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026.

Top Skills & Abilities to Look For in Government Employees

Use eSkill’s aptitude tests for government jobs to assess employees’ knowledge of subjects from workplace safety to legal terminology.


Administrative and clerical skills such as typing, data entry, bookkeeping, customer service, and contract management


Ability to work effectively with managers, elected officials, constituents, and communities

Specialized Skills

Firefighters, emergency medical techs, 911 operators, maintenance workers, and other specialized skill sets.

Government Job Skills Tests You Should Use

Standard Job-Based Tests: Choose from hundreds of standard tests for popular jobs such as Financial Analyst, Firefighter, Office Manager, Emergency Responder, Maintenance Manager, and more.

Standard Subject-Based Tests: Choose from over 600 single-subject tests that assess depth of proficiency in subjects such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Customize From Over 600 Modular Subjects: Generate a multi-subject test in seconds by handpicking questions from your favorite computer and non-computer topics in the eSkill Test Library.

Simulations: Determine if candidates can do a job by asking them to complete realistic simulations such as Multitasking, Chat, Word and Excel. We can also create custom simulations on request.

Situational Judgement Tests (SJT): Assess candidates’ Job Fit for a position and determine whether they will succeed in your corporate culture using Customer Service, Sales, Remote Leadership and Change Management SJTs.

Upload Your Own Content: Use eSkill Author to create customized skills tests using your own job-specific content and questions that cover a variety of subjects.

Federal, State & Local Government Clients

Michael Spreng


City of Cleveland

“Seamless and easy; great support. Ability to assemble own tests. Ease of sending test notices and score reporting. great communication with eskills staff members.”

Kim Woolman

HR Specialist

County of St. Clair

“Simulation and large variety of questions and subject matter. Our experience has bee very positive. We are utilizing it more and more every year.”

Caroline Pierce

Employment Coordinator

City of Edmond

“It’s easy to utilize, customize; real time results, consistency of the grading/testing for the applicants. It has been a great tool for us to utilize because we have so many diverse divisions with different admin duties – we can customize the test for their needs when looking at applicants for their vacancies.”

Lawrence Davidson

Finance manager

Parks Canada

“The wide variety of topical questions made creating an initial assessment tool easy”

Why Choose eSkill Government Employment Assessments?

  • Select from more than 800 standard tests, or easily customize the assessment experience with thousands of topics relevant to your specific job or requirements.
  • eSkill will help you create custom assessments for your niche positions.
  • The U.S. Navy, Canadian Government, State of Colorado, State of Mississippi, Harris County, City of Philadelphia, City of Chicago, and hundreds of other agencies use eSkill’s Government skills assessments. Learn why.
  • Team Scoring allows hiring managers and review panels to anonymously grade completed writing or interactive exams.
  • eSkill will help your organization hire better-qualified team members faster with defensible compliance.
  • Use data analytics reporting, content validation, item analysis along with adverse impact studies to ensure exams are valid and legally defensible.
  • Integrations with NeoGov, Workday and Taleo streamline the exam deployment and results hosting process.

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