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 

2023 Key Dates for the Municipal Police Officer Examination

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

Application Period Begins: November 23, 2023

Application Deadline: January 16, 2024*

Notices to Appear for Exam: March 1, 2024

Examination Beginning Date: March 16, 2024 - March 30, 2024

Score Release Date: TBD

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

Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

Examination location: Various sites across the Commonwealth

Eligibility: Entry-level, open to public

For additional information, please visit 2024 Municipal Police Officer, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper Examination

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