Testing for most civil service
jobs happens only periodically and sometimes as little as once every two years.
An exam may consist of one test or a number of different tests. Note that
once you pass the test and you're on a civil service list, you'll be interviewed
to determine if you receive a job offer. Make the most of your opportunity
with the resources below.
Free practice interviews from job-interview.net
Learn how to answer questions so that no matter what an interviewer asks
you, you'll be calm, cool, and confident with 3 practice interviews.
The most often requested study
guides are listed below. If you don't see the guide that you're looking
for, enter the title of the job in the search box below.
Need help for a specific subject
such as word problems and math?
for guides and free help for the most difficult test areas.
Jack Rudman, 2007
Architect, Jack Rudman, 2009
Landscape Architect, Jack Rudman, 2004
Architect, Jack Rudman, 2009
Landscape Architect, Jack Rudman, 2000
Architect, Jack Rudman, 2003
Architect, Jack Rudman, 2001
Landscape Architect, Jack Rudman, 2009
Portable Handbook, Pat Guthrie, 2010 - RECOMMENDED
Exam Review in a Flash: Rapid Review of Key Topics for the ARE (Cards),
Gary Demele, 2010
Graphic Standards, Charles George Ramsey, 1998
Review Manual, David Kent Ballast, 2010
Illustrated, Frank Ching, 2014
Cooling, Lighting: Design Methods for Architects, Norbert Lechner,
and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, Benjamin Stein, 2009
Planning & Practice: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (Architect
Registration Exam), David Kent Ballast, 2010
HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design, Sandra Medler, 2005 -
Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies, G.Z. Brown, 2000
Green Building Design and Delivery, 2nd Ed, Charles Kibert, 2012
New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team,
and Get Immediate Results,
George Bradt, 2011
The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan will help ensure that you
achieve all of your goals in your next leadership role by implementing
an effective plan, starting even before Day One.
First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and
Smarter, Michael Watkins 2013
A hands-on guide for moving successfully into a new role. Walk
through the transition as Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls
new leaders encounter and provides tools/strategies for how to avoid
for New Managers, Morey Stettner, 2013
Specific answers for key responsibilities including delegating
work, communicating effectively, mentoring, leadership, and coaching.
Includes bulleted lists, checklists and definition of terms.
Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager's Guide to
Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges,
Paul Falcone, 2009
Covering everything from substandard performance reviews to
personal hygiene to termination meetings, this guide helps managers on
what to say and how to say it. Good resource for test questions
regarding frequently encountered supervision situations.
Interview Guide with Supervision Guide
From job-interview.net, 200+
possible interview questions on supervision including
behavioral/situational questions. Plus, answers to the toughest
supervision interview questions.