• Senior Fire Alarm Operator - Boston Fire Department rtf format of Senior Fire Alarm Operator
  • Principal Fire Alarm Operator - Boston Fire Department rtf format of Principal Fire Alarm Operator - Boston Fire Depart
  • To 2009 and 2011 Entry-Level Police Officer Exam Candidates doc format of To 09 & 11 EntryLevel PoliceOfficer Exam Candidate
  • Merging of the Police Officer list doc format of Merging of the Police Officer list
  • Revocation of Civil Service Eligible Lists -Police Captain, Lieutenant & Sergeant doc format of Revocation of Civil Service Eligible Lists -Police
  • 2011 Police Captain, Lieutenant & Sergeant Exam Forms
  • Boston Fire Alarm Operator List Established -September 1, 2011
  • 2011 Fire Captain and Lieutenant
  • Correction Officer II - Exam Announcement doc format of Correction Officer II - Exam Announcement
  • 2011 Police Officer Examination Marks Released -Sept. 1, 2011
  • 2011 Environmental Police Officer A/B Exam Announcement Poster
  • The marks from the 2011 Police Chief series examinations have been placed in the mail.

    The last day to appeal E&E will be Monday, August 15, 2011 -postmarked.

  • 2011 Police Captain, Lieutenant & Sergeant Exam
  • Fire Lieutenant & Fire Captain Reading List 2011 - AMENDED doc format of Fire Lieutenant & Fire Captain Reading List 2011
  • Expiration of Fire Chief Series Promotional Eligible Lists doc format of Expiration of Fire Chief Series Promotional...
  • Reading List for the Environmental Police Officer A/B Exam doc format of Reading List for the Environmental Police...
  • Reading List For Boston Senior and Principal Fire Alarm Operator Promotional Examination doc format of Reading List For Boston Senior and Principal...
  • Notices To Appear for candidates who applied for the 2011 Police Officer Exam have been placed in the mail and appear in your Standings & Online Applicant Information System account.
  • Expiration of the Firefighter Eligible List doc format of Expiration of the Firefighter Eligible List
  • Delay in scheduling for candidates for the 2010 Firefighter Entry-Level Physical Abilities Test
  • Police Sergeant, Lieutenant & Captain - Reading List 2011 doc format of Reading List - 2011 Police Sergeant, Lieutenant
  • Expiration of Police Promotion Eligible Lists doc format of Expiration of Police Promotion Eligible Lists
  • The marks from the November 2010 Fire Promotional examination have been placed in the mail.
  • The marks from the October 2010 Police Promotional examination have been placed in the mail.
  • 2011 Police Officer Examination Information
  • April Firefighter Marks Released for Entry Level Open Competitive Examination
  • Civil Service News & Updates
  • Exam Forms & Notice to Appear Info
  • 12/17/2010 - Firefighter Reemployment List Updated
  • Important Promotional Examination Scoring Information
  • Change in Civil Service Appointment Procedures doc format of Change in Civil Service Appointment Procedures
  • Merging of Police Officer list - Memorandum to Police Appointing Authorities doc format of Merging of Police Officer list - Memorandum to...
  • Senior Fire Alarm Operator - Boston Fire Department rtf format of Senior Fire Alarm Operator
  • Revocation of Fire Chief Series Promotional Eligible Lists doc format of Revocation of Fire Chief Series Promotional Eligible Li
  • Deputy Police Chief & Police Chief - Reading List 2012 doc format of Police Chief & Deputy Chief - Reading List 2012
  • Revocation of Civil Service Eligible Lists - Fire Captain & Lieutenant doc format of Fire Promotional Eligible List Revocation
  • 2012 Correction Officer I/Head Cook Exam doc format of 2012 Correction Officer I/Head Cook Exam
  • 2012 Correction Officer 1 Exam Announcement Poster
  • The last day to appeal E&E will be Saturday, March 3rd, 2012. 

  • The marks for the 2011 FAO Principal & Senior were mailed yesterday, 2/14/2012.

    The last day to appeal E&E will be Friday, March 2nd, 2012.  

  • Spring Civil Service Examinations Announced

    Fire Chief Promotional Series

    March 24, 2012

    Correction Officer I

    March 24, 2012

    Firefighter Written Exam

    April 28, 2012

    Firefighter ELPAT

    February 2012 – August 2012

    Police Chief Promotional Series

    May 19, 2012

    Correctional Program Officer A/B

    May 19, 2012

    Please watch the News and Updates section of our website for application information.

  • Scores for the 2011 Fire Alarm Operator/Boston Fire Department Exam (Announcement #9649) were released today, July 28, 2011.
    The last day to submit appeals for Open Employment or Experience Claim denials will be Monday, August 15, 2011.
  • March 1, 2012:  Marks have been released for the Environmental Police Officer A/B exam. 
    Appeals of employment and experience must be received or postmarked no later than March 17, 2012.  The eligible list resulting from this exam is expected to replace the existing eligible list on or around March 31, 2012.
  • 2012 Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief & District Fire Chief Exam Series

    Exam Date: March 24, 2012
    Last date to Apply: February 21, 2012

  • Revocation, Establishment and Merging of Police Promotional Series eligible lists

    March 9, 2012

  • 2012 Correctional Program Officer A/B Exam

    Examination Date: May 19, 2012
    Last date for filing applications: April 30, 2012

  • 2012 Department of Correction - Correction Officer/Chef

    Examination Date: May 19, 2012
    Last date for filing applications: April 30, 2012

  • March 7, 2012:  Marks have been released for the Correction Officer II exam for the Department of Correction.
    Appeals of education and experience must be received or  postmarked no later than March 24, 2012.
  • 2012 Police Chief & Deputy Police Chief Exam Series
  • 2012 Firefighter Examination Information

    Written Examination Date: April 28, 2012 / Application Deadline: March 19, 2012*

    *Applications filed after March 19th will be assessed a late filing fee. Applicants will not be accepted after April 2.

  • Online Application Temporarily Unavailable until 7/2/12

    Please note: Our online application system was temporarily unavailable.  It is now available again, and the $100 fee for the ELPAT portion of the 2012 Firefighter exam will be extended until July 9th.

  • June 27, 2012: Marks have been released for the Correction Officer I exam for the Department of Correction.

    Appeals of education and experience must be received or postmarked no later than July 14, 2012.

  • June 1, 2012 we mailed the 2012 statewide Fire Chief Series and Boston District & Deputy Fire Chief exam scores.

    The last day to submit appeals for E&E credit will be Monday, June 18, 2012 (postmarked). 

  • July 9, 2012: Marks have been released for COI/Head Cook 5351

    July 9, 2012: Marks have been released for the Correction Officer I/Head Cook exam (#5351) for the Department of Correction.

  • 2012 Firefighter Written Exam Notices to Appear – mailed & posted to SOARIS
  • Regarding the release of 2012 Firefighter exam marks

    Marks for the 2012 Municipal Open-Competitive Firefighter exam are being sent to candidates via mail.  The last day to appeal E&E scores will be December 6th, postmarked.

     If you do not receive your score notice in the mail within a few weeks, you may request a duplicate score letter via telephone or email to our office.

    Candidates are encouraged to create a MaCS account and file an Update MaCS Application so that we have their most up-to-date information in our new system.  Please see mass.gov/hrd/macs for further instruction.

  • Expiration of Police Promotional Eligible Lists

    SEPT. 20, 2012

  • Expiration of Fire Chief Series Promotional Eligible Lists - BOSTON

    AUG. 2, 2012

  • Expiration of Fire Chief Series Promotional Eligible Lists

    AUG. 1, 2012

  • Expiration of Fire Chief Series Promotional Eligible Lists - Springfield

    AUG. 23, 2012

  • ELPAT TESTING UPDATE (8/7/12)

    Please note: The testing period for the 2012 Firefighter Entry-Level Physical Abilities Test (ELPAT) has been extended through September 10th.  September 10th will be the last date available for scheduling the ELPAT component of the 2012 Firefighter Exam, and no rescheduling requests will be approved for testing beyond that date. This is not an extension of the ELPAT application period, which closed on July 31.

  • 2012 Firefighter Examination Update - 10/12/12

    We are happy to say that we are on track for the Eligible List to be established on December 1, 2012. The release of scores has been delayed due to the expansion of the ELPAT testing period, which extended into September; however, this delay will not effect the establishment date of the Eligible List. Applicants can anticipate receiving their scores in a few weeks.

  • Expiration of Firefighter Eligible List

    OCT. 19, 2012

  • Expiration of Fire Promotional Eligible Lists
  • 2013 Police Officer & State Trooper Examination Information

    Examination Date: April 20, 2013

    Last date for filing applications: March 18, 2013

  • October & November 2012 PROMOTIONAL EXAM UPDATE

    March 28, 2013: The 2012 Police Promotional (Brookline & Statewide) written examination results have been issued to the e-mail address provided by candidates when applying for the examination.  Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder if you have trouble locating the email. 

    Your patience and understanding during the delay has been appreciated.

  • EXAM PROCTORS

    Civil Service is currently accepting applications for Exam Proctors to administer Civil Service exams throughout the year. If you are interested, please click on this Exam Proctor link to apply.

    *If you are an employee in a Civil Service department, an immediate family member of such employee, or a candidate on an active Eligible List, DO NOT apply for this position.

  • Notices to Appear for the 2013 Police Officer/State Trooper Examination

    4/12/13: Notices to Appear for the 2013 Police Officer/State Trooper Examination will be emailed to candidates starting today and continuing this weekend.  Please be sure to check both your Inbox and SPAM folders for the email.  If you have not received an emailed Notice to Appear by Tuesday April 16, 2013, please email civilservice@state.ma.us or call 617-878-9700 to request a duplicate notice.

  • October & November 2012 PROMOTIONAL EXAM UPDATE

    The 2012 Police Promotional (Brookline & Statewide) and Fire Promotional (Boston & Statewide) examination results are delayed.  We are aware that many of you are anxious to receive them and we apologize for the delay.

    As you may know, we transitioned this summer to a new online system which took longer than expected and did not go as smoothly as projected.

    Additionally, we suffered some setbacks  that impacted  post-exam process, primarily with the Education & Experience review process.  With this, it is difficult to provide an exact date but we anticipate being able to release marks soon with minimal impact on the expected establishment dates for resulting Eligible Lists.

    We appreciate your patience and understanding in this time of adjustment. Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

  • Revocation, Establishment, and Merging of Police Promotional Eligible Lists doc format of Revocation, Establishment, and Merging of Police Promo

    MARCH 20, 2013

  • Deputy Police Chief and Police Chief – Reading List 2013 doc format of Deputy Police Chief and Police Chief –Reading List 2013

    Reading list for the May 18th, 2013 Deputy Police Chief and Police Chief series of municipal departmental promotional examinations.

  • October & November 2012 PROMOTIONAL EXAM UPDATE

    March 15, 2013: The 2012 Police Promotional (Brookline & Statewide) examination results will be issued by the end of March.  We are aware that many of you are anxious to receive them and we apologize for the delay.

    There is no update on release of the Fire Promotional (Boston & Statewide) examination results, but please continue to watch online for updates.

    We appreciate your patience and understanding in this time of adjustment. Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

  • November 2012 PROMOTIONAL EXAM UPDATE

    May 1, 2013: The 2012 Fire Promotional (Boston & Statewide) written examination results have been issued to the e-mail address provided by candidates when applying for the examination.  Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder if you have trouble locating the email. 

    Your patience and understanding during the delay has been appreciated.

  • 6/10/13 Extension, Revocation and Establishment of Fire Promotional Series Eligible Lists doc format of 6/10/13 Extension, Revocation and Establishment of Fire
  • 5/15/13 Expiration of Fire Promotional Series Eligible Lists doc format of 5/15/13 Expiration of Fire Promotional Series Eligible

    May 15, 2013

  • 5/15/13 Revocation, Establishment, and Merging of Statewide Fire Promo Eligible Lists doc format of 5/15/13Revocation, Establishment, and Merging Fire Prom

    May 15, 2013

  • 3/29/13 October & November 2012 PROMOTIONAL EXAM UPDATE

    March 29, 2013 – Some candidates may not have received a score notice via email yesterday due to a technical error. We have rectified the error and all individuals effected have been issued an email score notice as of 11:00 a.m. today. Please check your email account, including your spam/junk folder.

  • 2013 Police Officer/State Trooper Exam Update

    Please note that Notices To Appear will be issued to the email address that candidates provided in their exam application. These Notices will be issued on or before June 1, 2013; please be sure to check your inbox plus your spam/junk folders when attempting to locate this Notice. Applicants MUST print this Notice and bring a paper copy to the exam site.

    Candidates who have been assigned to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) are STRONGLY encouraged to review information regarding driving directions, parking information, and public transit directions at: http://massconvention.com/about-us/contact-us/boston-convention-exhibition-center. Please also note that there will be other events occurring at BCEC on June 15, so candidates are encouraged to allow ample time to gain entrance to the venue.

    Candidates who have been assigned to the Mass Mutual Center are STRONGLY encouraged to review information regarding driving directions and parking information at: http://www.massmutualcenter.com/400/Parking.asp.

    All candidates, whether assigned to a large venue or to a school site, are STRONGLY encouraged to use public transportation whenever possible, and abide all parking laws in the area if you must drive to the exam site. This office is not responsible for any consequences related to improperly parked vehicles.

  • 2013 Police Officer & Trooper - NOTICE REGARDING PAYMENT

    Please be advised that due to volume over the last few days we experienced technical difficulty with the payment portion of the 2013 Police Officer & State Trooper exam application starting 3/11/2013 and the issue has since been resolved.

     

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

     

     If you had submitted an application during this time and were unable to make payment, you may do so now by logging in to your application and completing the process.  To verify that you successfully applied and paid for the examination, you should receive two separate e-mail confirmations; one for receipt of your application and one for receipt of your payment. 

     

    A Notice To Appear and additional exam information will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to the exam.

  • 2013 Fire Lieutenant and Captain Examination
    Exam Date: NOVEMBER 16, 2013  Last Date to Apply: October 14, 2013
  • Revocation of Fire Promotional Civil Service Eligible Lists doc format of Revocation of Fire Promotional Civil Service Eligible L

    October 15, 2013

  • Revocation of the Police Officer Eligible List docx format of Revocation of the Police Officer Eligible List

    September 18, 2013

  • Revocation of Fire Promotional Civil Service Eligible Lists doc format of Revocation of Fire Promotional Civil Service Eligible L

    October 15, 2013

  • 2013 Police Officer/State Trooper Make Up Exam Update

    Please note that Notices To Appear were issued to the email address that candidates provided in their exam application on September 3, 2013.  Please be sure to check your inbox plus your spam/junk folders when attempting to locate this Notice. Applicants MUST print this Notice and bring a paper copy to the exam site. The exam will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 and your exam location will be listed on your notice.

  • Revocation of Police Promotional Civil Service Eligible Lists doc format of Revocation of Police Promotional Civil Service Eligible

    September 18, 2013

  • 2013 Police Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain Examination Announced

    Exam Date: OCTOBER 19, 2013

  • Revocation and Establishment of Statewide Fire Chief Series Eligible Lists doc format of Revocation and Establishment of Statewide Fire Chief Se

    July 15, 2013

  • Parole Officer A/B and Transitional Parole Officer A/B

    Exam Date: November 16, 2013

  • Scores for the 2013 Police Officer Exam Update

    All scores for the 2013 Police Officer/State Trooper examination have been released and emailed to candidates.  Please review your score notice carefully to ensure that all information is accurate (address, Veteran Status, EMT Status, etc

  • 2013 Municipal Police Officer List Established

     The 2013 Municipal Police Officer eligible list has been established and posted to the web; it is available for viewing at http://www.csexam.hrd.state.ma.us/eligiblelist

  • Candidates Please Note: Hiring Opportunities for 2013 Police Officer

    All vacancy notices issued from the 2013 Police Officer exam will be sent via e-mail.  Candidates should check their e-mail often (both their Inbox and SPAM folders) in order to ensure that they do not miss any potential opportunities.  If your email address changes in the future, please log on to your account via MaCS, and click Edit Personal Information in order to update your email address in a timely fashion.  It is your responsibility to maintain up-to-date contact information in your account.

  • 2014 Correction Officer I Examination Information
    Exam Date: March 8, 2014  / Last Date to Apply: February 10, 2014*

    *Applications filed after February 10th will be assessed a late filing fee. Applicants will not be accepted after February 24th.

  • 2013 Field Parole & Transitional Parole Officer Score Notices

    1/27/2014: We are pleased to announce the release of the 2013 Field Parole & Transitional Parole Officer Score Notices. Notices were issued via email, we strongly advise that you check your spam folder.

  • 2013 Police Promotional Examination Update

    The Civil Service Unit is actively working on the scoring of the October 2013 police promotional (Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain) exams.  

    We apologize for the delay  and are diligently working to complete the process, in order to have scores available in February.

    As soon as we have an update, it will be posted on our website and twitter.

     

    Posted January 31, 2014

  • 2013 State Trooper Examination Update

    The 2013 State Trooper Eligibility list is now available, please visit www.mass.gov/msp

  • 2014 Correction Officer I Examination Information
    Exam Date: March 8, 2014  / Last Date to Apply: February 10, 2014*

    *Applications filed after February 10th will be assessed a late filing fee. Applicants will not be accepted after February 24th.

  • 2013 Fire Promotional Examination Update
    We are pleased to announce the release of the 2013 Fire Promotional series examination scores.  Please be sure to check your inbox and junk email folders to ensure that you receive your score notice.
  • 2013 Police Promotional Examination Update

    We are pleased to announce the release of the 2013 Police Promotional series examination scores.  Please be sure to check your inbox and junk email folders to ensure that you receive your score notice.

  • Parole Officer C&D Reading List 2014

    Exam Date: May 17, 2014

    *Reading List Amended: March 10, 2014

  • Field Parole Officer A/B & Transitional Parole Officer A/B Eligible Lists Established

    Exam Date:  November 23, 2013

    List Date:  February 15, 2014