• Civil Service is a merit system under which State and municipal employees may be hired and promoted. The Civil Service Unit within the Human Resources Division is responsible for overseeing the administration of this system for the Commonwealth.

    This site provides information such as links to applicable laws, an overview of the system, examination information, guides and publications.

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  • Examination Information

    Access schedule of currently offered examinations and their applications
  • Apply for a Civil Service Exam or Labor Service Title

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    Please note for employment opportunity with the Massachusetts Court System, visit www.mass.gov/courts/jobs

  • Promotional & Other Civil Service Lists

    Find your name and where you rank on a current eligible list

  • Civil Service FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions regarding Civil Service

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  • Have a Civil Service Question?

    Contact us at:

    Main Number: (617) 727-3777
    Exam Hotline:(617) 878-9895
    Fax:             (617) 727-0399
    E-Mail: civilservice@state.ma.us