Written Examination Date: March 8, 2014
Application Deadline: February 10, 2013*
Written Examination Fee: $100
Location: Various sites across the state
*There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after this date. Applications will not be accepted after February 24, 2014.
This examination is being held to establish an eligible list from which to fill vacancies in this classification in the Massachusetts Department of Correction.
All candidates must read all information in the examination poster, available at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/massachusetts. Please note that our application process has changed. Please view the examination poster at the link above, and click “APPLY” in the upper right corner after reviewing all information.
WRITTEN EXAMINATION: The written examination will be designed to test, where practicable, the following abilities which have been established as qualifications for the position: ability to gather information through examining records and documents and through observing and questioning individuals; ability to read, understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards, guidelines, and instructions/post orders governing assigned unit activities; ability to write concisely and accurately to extract facts, express thoughts clearly, and develop ideas in logical order for incident, disciplinary, climate, and other general report writing; ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols, in order to communicate via two-way radios and issue keys and equipment via chit system; ability to analyze and determine the applicability of quantitative and qualitative data such as demographic breakdowns, meal counts, and activity counts, in order to draw conclusions, identify trends or problems, and make appropriate recommendations; ability to maintain accurate records in Inmate Management System (IMS), record books, and logs to track inmates, supplies, and movement of equipment, vehicles, and inmates to ensure accountability and security
This Correction Officer Examination Preparation and Practice Booklet has been developed to help you prepare for the written portion of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Correction Officer Examination. This booklet covers material for the written examination only.
The Human Resources Division (HRD) is currently accepting applications for both components of the 2014 Correction Officer I Examination.
The Written examination will be held on March 8, 2014 at various sites across the Commonwealth.
NOTICE TO APPEAR INFORMATION
A Notice to Appear informing you of where and when to report to take the written component (the location and time of your exam) will be emailed approximately two weeks prior to the exam date.
You must print your Notice to Appear and bring it with you to the exam site along with valid identification.
To apply for this exam:
- Go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/massachusetts;
- Search for the relevant exam posting, and click to view details;
- A quick way to search is by using Search Criteria, and limiting the search to include only “Law Enforcement” or “Public Safety” postings.
3. Click “Apply” to create an account and apply for the posting!
IF YOU ARE APPLYING WITH A FEE WAIVER, PLEASE ATTACH THIS FORM TO YOUR APPLICATION: Exam Fee Waiver Form