Civil Service

Civil Service Opportunities

Civil Service is a merit system under which State and municipal employees may be hired and promoted. The Civil Service Unit within the Human Resources Division is responsible for overseeing the administration of this system for the Commonwealth.

For additional information, please visit the Commonwealth's Civil Service page.

Civil Service Exam Schedule 

2022 Key Dates for the Firefighter Examination

Please find the key dates and other information for the entry-level examination.

Application Period Begins: July 5, 2022

Application Deadline: August 30, 2022

Notices to Appear for Written Test: October 10, 2022

Written Examination Beginning Date: October 24, 2022

Notices to Appear for ELPAT: Two weeks prior to your scheduled date and time
Score Release Date:

Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD

Eligible List Established Date: TBD

Written Test Location: Various Sites across the state
ELPAT Test Location: 571A Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
Examination Fee: $75*
 *There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after August 30, 2022. Applications will NOT be accepted after September 13, 2022.


For additional information, please visit the Civil Service 2022 Municipal Firefighter Exam website. 

Additional information on the 2022 Civil Service Exams can be found on the Civil Service website.