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If the open job requires a typing test
revised July 2013 -- Please read the following carefully!

Each job posting will list the required typing words per minute. Please note that this is an Average Standard Net Words Per Minute ("WPM") that reflects speed and accuracy based on the standardized number of words you type as compared with the length of time it takes you to type the typing questions, multiplied by your accuracy percentage.

You can test yourself by taking an on-line typing test. To do this, click this link:
ESkill on-line typing test

When you click on the link, you will be redirected to another website, hosted by ESkill. At this website, you will be asked to provide your name and e-mail address. Your e-mail address must be unique to YOU (please do not share your e-mail address with anyone else for purpose of applying for jobs or taking the typing test).

The typing test consists of two typing questions, and you can expect it to take you about 10 minutes to finish the entire test. When you have finished typing the first question, proceed to the second. When you have completed the second test and click "End Test", you will be able to click a button that gives you your results on your computer's screen.

Be sure to your print the screen that reveals your typing scores. The City uses the AVERAGE STANDARD NET WPM score.

(Note: The City no longer accepts typing scores or certificates from any other organization, including the New Mexico Dept. of Workforce Solutions. All applicants must qualify for the job using this on-line typing test.)

Depending on the position for which you are applying, you may be required to take a typing test as part of our background investigation. If, after 3 tries, you are unable to pass the typing test, any Job Offer will be withdrawn.