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Pre-Employment Testing

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Employment testing is one of the initial steps in the selection process for a variety of Dominion’s positions.  It allows Dominion to objectively select candidates based on their likelihood for success in a position. You must apply for a position and be selected before being invited for employment testing.

EEI Tests and Site Access

To increase an applicant's familiarity with EEI tests and provide an opportunity to prepare for testing, the employment testing division of the Edison Electric Institute has developed practice tests. These tests resemble the real test battery in both structure and content, and taking them will help you understand what to expect during the test session. 

The practice tests are for information purposes only, and are not a guarantee that an applicant will be successful on a given test battery. Although a practice test will differ slightly from a real test, answers and explanations are provided at the end of each practice test for your review.  Please note that a practice test (pdf format) cannot be completed online.

To access the practice tests, visit the EEI site, and enter the username "Dominion." The password is "Test." Be sure that "cookies" are enabled in your browser.  If you have installed a pop-up blocker, you may need to disable it or override the blocker by either turning it off or by holding the control key down when you click on the link to the practice tests.

Positions That Require Testing

There are five general categories of positions that require testing, as outlined below.  If a job posted by Dominion requires testing, the information will be listed in the "testing required" field in the job details.  View a list of jobs that require testing. (Not all tests are EEI.)

Construction and Skilled Trades

The Construction and Skilled Trades Selection System (CAST) is a battery of skill and ability tests designed and validated to aid in the selection of candidates across a wide variety of construction and skilled trades occupations. This test battery measures skills and abilities that are critical for effective job performance.

  • Graphic Arithmetic
  • Mathematical Usage
  • Mechanical Concepts
  • Reading for Comprehension
Power Plant Maintenance

The Power Plant Maintenance Positions Selection System (MASS) is a battery of skill and ability tests designed and validated to aid in the selection of candidates for power plant maintenance positions. This test battery measures the mental abilities found to be important for successful job performance.

  • Assembly
  • Mechanical Concepts
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematical Usage
Plant Operator

The Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) is a battery of skill and ability tests designed and validated to aid in the selection of power plant operators. This test battery measures the mental abilities found to be important for successful job performance of plant operators.

  • Assembly
  • Mechanical Concepts
  • Tables and Graphs
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematical Usage
Technician Occupations

The Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH) is a battery of aptitude tests designed and validated to aid in the selection of candidates for electric utility industry technical occupations. This test battery measures the skills and abilities that are critical for effective job performance.

  • Graphic Problem Solving
  • Interpreting Diagrams
  • Mechanical Concepts
  • Reasoning from Rules

Administrative Support Positions

Dominion uses Previsor Online to test a candidate's knowledge, skills and abilities as part of the selection process for clerical or administrative support positions. The tests are administered on online and take approximately one hour.  Since these are timed tests, try to work as quickly as possible without making mistakes. Your test score is based on both speed and accuracy.

Descriptions of the tests required for clerical and administrative support positions are listed below.

Proofreading Assessment

Description: The Proofreading assessment measures the candidate's ability to read for errors involving spelling, punctuation, grammar and word choice. It also measures the candidate's ability to correct those errors.  You will have 6 minutes to answer 60 questions.

Classifying and Coding Assessment

Description: The Classifying and Coding test measures the candidate's ability to classify and code items by categories.  You will have 4 minutes to answer 70 questions.

Microsoft Excel 2007

You will be asked to perform in a simulated environment that resembles the actual application.

Description:  Microsoft Excel 2007 is the spreadsheet component of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite. The Excel 2007 - Essentials assessment contains only basic and intermediate questions. This assessment evaluates the candidate's experience in sorting and filtering data, entering basic formulas, modifying cell formatting and content, inserting and labeling charts, using templates, saving workbooks for earlier versions of Excel, viewing and printing workbooks, and managing workbooks and worksheets. You will have 25 minutes to complete 20 questions.

Microsoft Word 2007

You will be asked to perform in a simulated environment that resembles the actual application.

Description: Microsoft Word 2007 is the word processing component of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite. The Word 2007 - Essentials assessment contains only basic and intermediate questions. This assessment evaluates the candidate's experience in using templates to create new documents, saving documents for previous versions of Word users, printing and viewing documents, creating and formatting tables, paragraphs, fonts styles, graphics, and bulleted and numbered lists, modifying page layout options including footers, margins, and pagination, and using mail merge features to create documents for mass mailings.  You will have 25 minutes to complete 20 questions.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

Description: Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 is the presentation component of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite. The PowerPoint 2007 - Essentials assessment contains only basic and intermediate questions. This assessment evaluates the candidate's experience in creating and saving presentations, adding and modifying illustrative graphics, applying effects and animations, formatting slides and presentation content, and reviewing and delivering presentations.  You will have 25 minutes to complete 20 questions.

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