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, MBTA Transit Police Officer and State Trooper Examination

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

Application Period Begins: October 31, 2022

Application Deadline: January 17, 2023

Notices to Appear for Written Test: March 3, 2023

Written Examination Beginning Date:  March 18, 2023 - April 1, 2023*

*Please be advised, depending on the number of candidates, the examination administration period may be extended past April 1, 2023.

Score Release Date: TBD

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

Eligible List Established Date: TBD

Examination location: Various sites across the Commonwealth

Eligibility: Entry-level, open to public

For additional information, please visit the Civil Service 2023 Municipal Police Officer, MBTA Transit and State Trooper Examination website. 

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