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2020 Fire Chief Exam

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Key Dates for the October 14, 2020 Written Exam

Application opening date: July 14, 2020
Application deadline: August 4, 2020
Notice to Appear release date: September 30, 2020
Written Exam administration date: October 14, 2020 (Wednesday)
Education and Experience (E&E) Application deadline: October 21, 2020
Assessment Center administration date: February 20, 2021
Score release date: TBD
E&E Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment date: TBD

Location: Hudson, MA
Application Fee: $250

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Next Steps

  1. Create your Civil Service online account.
  2. Read texts on the reading list.
  3. Registration for 2020 Fire Chief exam has been closed on August 4, 2020.
  4. Notice to Appear for Examination will be emailed: September 30, 2020

    Two weeks before the examination date you will receive a notice to appear by e-mail.  The notice will tell you the location and the time to appear for your examination.  Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the e-mail before contacting this office.

  5. Education & Experience (E&E) Application deadline: October 21, 2020

    Promotional exam candidates are required to file their E&E Claims; It is a mandatory exam component and will result in a failing score if the claim is not completed.  Supporting documentation will be accepted up to 7 calendar days following the examination date by email: civilservice@mass.gov

  6. Assessment Center administration date: February 20, 2021

  7. Score release date: TBD

    You will receive your examination result by email.

  8. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD

    Before filing an appeal regarding your E&E claim, please ensure that your submitted documentation supports the information referenced on your E&E claim.

  9. Eligible List Establishment date: TBD

    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank.

Exam Eligibility

Please note that participating departments are listed within the exam posting, and you must find the posting that contains your department.

1YP-442: 1 Year Prior Experience, Examination Weights: 40% Written Examination, 40% Assessment, 20% Education & Experience
1YP-532: 1 Year Prior Experience, Examination Weights: 50% Written Examination, 30% Assessment, 20% Education & Experience
1YP-541: 1 Year Prior Experience, Examination Weights: 50% Written Examination, 40% Assessment, 10% Education & Experience

2020 Fire Chief (1YP-442)

Participating Department: Brockton
     Eligible Titles for department: Deputy Fire Chief

Participating Department: Fall River
     Eligible Titles for department: Deputy Fire Chief and District Fire Chief

Participating Department: Fairhaven
     Eligible Titles for department: Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Lieutenant

2020 Fire Chief (1YP-532)

Participating Department: Whitman
     Eligible Titles for department: Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Lieutenant and Firefighter

Participating Department: New Bedford
     Eligible Titles for department: Deputy Fire Chief and District Fire Chief

2020 Fire Chief (1YP-541)

Participating Department: Plymouth
     Eligible Titles for department: Deputy Fire Chief and District Fire Chief

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Note

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Contact

Phone

Telephone (617) 878-9700
Toll Free within Massachusetts 1-(800)-392-6178

Fax

(617) 727-0399

Address

100 Cambridge Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
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