EXAM FORMS, NOTICE TO APPEAR & GENERAL INFORMATION
FOR APPLICANTS REGISTERED FOR THE
2012 FIREFIGHTER, MUNICIPAL SERVICE
OPEN COMPETITIVE WRITTEN EXAMINATION
EXAM DATE: APRIL 28, 2012
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EXAM COMPONENTS & TIME LIMIT
The written examination has a time limit of 3 hours and 15 minutes and consists of 3 components: the Ability Test, the Work Styles Questionnaire and the Life Experience Survey. As a general guideline, you should take approximately 15 minutes to read all of the instructions in the exam booklet (about 5 minutes for each set of instructions that precede each of the 3 components). You should spend about 2 hours on the Ability Test, and approximately 25 minutes on the Work Styles Questionnaire and 35 minutes on the Life Experience Survey. Please note that these are just suggested times. You can divide the 3 hours among the 3 components as you wish. Please pace yourself accordingly. You may wear a watch to keep track of the time.
Firefighter Exam Orientation & Preparation Guide(PDF)
Orientation & preparation guide for the 2012 entry level Firefighter written examination.
EXAM FORMS INFORMATION
FOR ALL APPLICANTS CLAIMING VETERAN OR DISABLED VETERAN STATUS
If you are claiming status as a veteran or disabled veteran and it has not be approved by this office for a prior exam, please refer to our Verifying Veteran's Status & Preference area in the Veteran & Active Duty Military Applicant Information section of our website AND bring the required documentation with you to the site on the exam date.
FOR ALL APPLICANTS CLAIMING EMPLOYMENT OR EXPERIENCE CREDIT
Open Competitive Firefighter Employment or Experience Credit Information Sheet in PDF format in RTF format
For experience credit eligible applicants with prior employment or experience as a Firefighter:
1. Complete claim form AND bring the completed form along with required supporting documentation to the exam site on exam day.
2. Submit the completed form with required supporting documentation within 7 calendar days (May 5, 2012) by certified mail, with return receipt requested to the Human Resources Division, Civil Service Unit, One Ashburton Place, Room 301, Boston, MA 02108. Documents postmarked after May 5, 2012 will not be reviewed by this office.
Notices to Appear for this examination will be mailed the week of April 16, 2012, which will include your assigned written examination site. You will be able to get a copy of your notice on Friday, April 13, 2012, by logging into the Human Resources Division . You will need to register as a first-time user if you have not already created an account for SOARIS. Please follow the instructions on how to Get a Copy of Your Notice to Appear for a written Exam.
Last update: 04/12/2012 11:00 a.m. eastern
This information provided by the Human Resources Division.