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2018 Senior and Principal Fire Alarm Operator Exams, Boston and Somerville

Please find key dates and resources for the promotional exams.

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Key Dates for the Promotional Exams/Please note this application period is over

Application Deadline: May 8, 2018
Notice to Appear Emailed:
May 25, 2018
Written Examination Date: June 8, 2018
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
Score Release Date:  July 13, 2018
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: July 30, 2018
List Established Date:
August 1, 2018

Examination Fee: $250
Location: Various Sites across the state
Eligibility: Eligible current employees in the Boston or Somerville Fire Department

Next steps

  1. Notice to Appear for Examination Emailed: May 25, 2018

    7-10 business days 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.
  2. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

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

  3. Score: July 13, 2018
    You will receive your examination result by e-mail.

  4. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: July 30, 2018
    Before filing an appeal regarding your E&E claim, please ensure that your submitted documentation supports the information referenced on your online E&E claim.

  5. Eligible List: August 1, 2018
    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank.

Reading Lists

Reading List for the 2018 Principal Fire Alarm Operator Exam - Boston

Reading List for the 2018 Senior Fire Alarm Operator Exam - Boston

Reading List for the 2018 Principal Fire Alarm Operator Exam - Somerville

Reading List for the 2018 Senior Fire Alarm Operator Exam - Somerville

Additional Resources

2018 Boston Principal Fire Alarm Operator Exam Poster

2018 Boston Senior Fire Alarm Operator Exam Poster

2018 Somerville Principal Fire Alarm Operator Exam Poster

2018 Somerville Senior Fire Alarm Operator Exam Poster

Employment Verification Forms

2018 Fire Alarm Operator Promotional Exam - Employment Verification Form

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