Civil service information

Civil Service is a merit system under which State and municipal employees may be hired and promoted.

Civil Service examination schedule

Here you'll find announcements for upcoming civil service exams. Please note: This area is only populated with information as exams are scheduled, and during the application acceptance period.

Civil service exam application instructions

Learn how to apply to take the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division (HRD) Civil Service exams. Find instructions for applying over the Internet with a credit card, or by submitting a paper application.  

Online civil service exam application

This site allows you to apply for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division (HRD) Civil Service exams over the Internet with a credit card.

Check civil service exam standings: MaCS (formerly SOARIS)

MaCS - Massachusetts Automated Civil Service - (formerly SOARIS) allows for an easier examination application process and quicker access to examination information and Civil Service opportunities.

Police officer examination information

Examination announcements/posters for upcoming scheduled civil service tests. Please note this area is only populated with information as exams are scheduled and during the application acceptance period.

Firefighter examination information

Here is the information for the Firefighter, Municipal service open competitive examination. You must read the entire exam announcement before applying.