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Statewide District and Deputy Fire Chief Exams

Please find key dates and resources for the promotional exams.

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Key Dates for the Promotional Exams

Application Opening: February 21, 2020
Application Deadline: March 13, 2020
Notices to Appear for Exam: May 1, 2020
Examination Date: May 16, 2020
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: May 23, 2020
Score Release Date: TBD
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

Written Examination Fee: $250
Location: Various Sites across the state
Eligibility: This is a departmental promotional exam. Please refer to the exam poster/application for specific information.

Reading List

- 2020 Statewide District and Deputy Fire Chief exams

Next Steps

  1. Create your Civil Service online account.
  2. Read texts on the reading list.
  3. Apply for 2020 Statewide District and Deputy Fire Chief exams when the application period is open between February 21 and March 13.
  4. Notice to Appear for Examination: May 1, 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: May 23, 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 mail or email: civilservice@mass.gov

  6. Scores: TBD

    You will receive your examination result by email.

  7. 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.

  8. 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: 1 Year Prior Experience, Examination Weights: 80% Written Examination, 20% Education & Experience

1YP-442: 1 Year Prior Experience, Examination Weights: 40% Written Examination, 40% Assessment, 20% Education & Experience

1YP-622: 1 Year Prior Experience, Examination Weights: 60% Written Examination, 20% Assessment, 20% Education & Experience

1YP-55/25/20: 1 Year Prior Experience, Examination Weights: 55% Written Examination, 25% Assessment Center, 20% Education & Experience

2020 District Fire Chief (1YP)

Participating Department: Fall River, Lynn, Plymouth, Springfield
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain

2020 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP)

Participating Department: Brookline, Chelsea, Fitchburg, Framingham, Gloucester, Lawrence, Malden,  Medford, Newton, Quincy, Salem, Taunton, Waltham, Watertown
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain

Participating Department: Canton, Methuen, Stoughton
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain, Fire Lieutenant and Firefighter

Participating Department: Revere
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain and Fire Lieutenant

Participating Department: Chelmsford, North Reading
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain and Firefighter

Participating Department: Fall River
     Eligible Titles for department: District Fire Chief, Fire Captain and Fire Lieutenant

Participating Department: Somerville
     Eligible Titles for department: District Fire Chief and Fire Captain

Participating Department: Andover
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Lieutenant

Participating Department: Fairhaven
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Lieutenant and Firefighter

2020 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP-622)

Participating Department: Leominster
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain

2020 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP-55/25/20)

Participating Department: Scituate
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain and Fire Lieutenant

2020 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP-442)

Participating Department: Needham
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain and Fire Lieutenant

Note

Please ensure that your email address is up to date on your account. If you need to change anything on your account, please follow the instruction How to update Your Account Contact Information. All notices are sent by email. Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the email before contacting this office. You are also able to view all email notices sent to you from our office by logging into your Civil Service account and viewing your inbox.

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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