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Location Statewide, MA
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Woburn Deputy Fire Chief Sole Assessment Center
Application Deadline: September 10th, 2020
Examination Date: October 8th, 2020
Examination Location: To Be Determined
Eligible List: Individuals placed on the resulting eligible list
shall be eligible for certification from such list for such period
as the administrator shall determine, but in any event not to
exceed two years, unless otherwise outlined in Chapter 31, § 25 or
the Human Resources Division's revocation policy.
Eligibility: To be eligible for this examination you must: (1)
be an employee in the fire department for which the examination is
given with permanent civil service status in the specified eligible
title(s) by the date of the examination; and (2) have served in the
force at least one year since your name was first certified in the
eligible title(s), regardless of whether the certification resulted
in your appointment to the eligible title(s). The eligible list
establishment date is not the same as certified date. The certified
date is when your name was first reachable on a certification for a
promotional vacancy. A combination of temporary and permanent
service can be applied towards meeting this twelve-month
requirement. Time spent working in the title of Deputy Fire Chief
will not interrupt the service period in your permanent position.
Eligible Title(s): See below.
Note: Pursuant to the provisions of MGL Chapter 31 § 59, if less
than 4 applications are received from eligible candidates, this
examination will be postponed. If the examination's eligible title
has been lowered to the entry level rank, the examination will go
forward if less than 4 eligible candidates submit applications.
Eligible Title(s): Fire Captain
Examination Weights: The Sole Assessment Center will be 80% and
Education & Experience (E&E) will be 20% of the final
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills The Deputy Fire Chief is
the second in command of the Fire Department. Under the direction
of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief is responsible for the
delivery of fire suppression, emergency medical services,
inspections, administrative functions, and related services.
Respond to major fires and non-fire emergencies in order to
supervise and/or observe actions of the fire service personnel.
Conduct station visits to assess readiness of personnel and
Assist with the management, operations, and administration of
the Fire Department and coordinate Department activities with other
Assist with the development of long range plans, the development
of training programs, and the establishment of policies and program
Assist with the preparation of the annual budget, manage
resources, and assist with the implementation of goals and
Assist with administration of the Department budget and assist
the Fire Chief with the administration of labor contracts.
Prepare reports, memoranda, specifications, and other
Oversee the comprehensive fire inspection and fire prevention
program of the City as well as evaluate the fire and rescue needs
of the City.
Work with other City officials and maintain regional
relationships with other fire and rescue agencies.
Serve as a member of the Department’s management team and
perform related work, as required.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements Application: All
applications must be received by the application deadline, and
accompanied by an examination processing fee of $250. You will
receive two confirmation emails when you have completed the
process: one email confirming your application has been received,
and one email confirming your payment has been received. Your
application is not complete until you have received both
confirmation emails. If you have not submitted payment of the
examination processing fee on or before September 10, 2020, your
application will not be accepted.
Education & Experience (E&E): All candidates must
complete the E&E Claim application online. Submitting an
E&E claim in any way other than through the online claim
process will result in a failed examination component. Instructions
and a link to your E&E claim will be emailed to you prior to
the Assessment Center administration date . A confirmation email
will be sent upon successful submission of an E&E Claim
All claims and supporting documentation must be received within
7 calendar days following the Assessment Center examination date.
Supporting documentation must be scanned and attached to your
application or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org within 7
calendar days following the Assessment Center examination date.
Please note that:
E&E is an examination component, and therefore must be
completed by the examinee.
Failure to complete this component as instructed will result in
a candidate not receiving any credit for E&E.
Credit for E&E is applicable only to individuals who achieve
a passing score on all other examination components and will not be
calculated for a candidate with a failing Assessment Center
Please be sure to read the instructions carefully. In order to
ensure that no one receives any type of unfair advantage in the
claim process, we are unable to provide individualized assistance
to any candidate and so, no phone calls or email inquiries
regarding the content of this examination component will be
accepted or responded to. Once you receive your examination mark,
you will have 17 calendar days from the emailing of your mark to
appeal in writing your E&E score.
Statutory Preference Points: Upon submission of written proof,
two points will be added to the passing score of qualified Veterans
and Disabled Veterans or individuals who have 25 years of service
as a member of a regular police or fire force and have passed an
examination for promotional appointment in such force. If you are
qualified for both the Veteran's Preference and the Promotional
Preference for 25 years of service, please be advised that two
points are the maximum allowable number of points to be added to
your passing, overall (general average) examination score. To claim
the Promotional Preference for 25 years of service, candidates must
claim this preference in the application and either attach
the Employment Verification Form for Sole Assessment Center
form to the application or email it to civilservice @mass.gov
. To claim veterans preference, claim veteran status in the
application and attach your DD214 to your application
or email it to civilservice @mass.gov . For more information
on veteran status refer to the Military Information section
on our website.
Testing Accommodations For People With Disabilities: If you need
special testing accommodations due to a documented impairment such
as a hearing, learning, physical, mental or visual disability,
claim this request in the application. You must submit a letter of
support from a qualified professional detailing what type of
accommodation you require at the examination site and such letter
must be scanned and attached to your application. Without such a
letter, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to grant your
accommodation. This information is requested only to provide
reasonable accommodation for examinations, and will not be used for
any other purposes.
Current Military Personnel : All military personnel who,
in connection with current service, have military orders that
indicate their unavailability due to military service on the
examination date, must file an application and request a makeup
examination in writing, with a copy of your military orders
attached. Please include in your request your email address,
daytime base phone number and/or name and phone number of a friend
or family member with whom you have regular contact and entrust
with your personal communication. Attach your request to this
application or email it to civilservice @mass.gov . Requests
filed after the application deadline must be accompanied by a
DD214 showing discharge within 6 months of the request and
dates of active service that include the entire application period.
Visit our website for more information: Military
Identification at the Examination Site: At the examination site,
candidates must present a current and valid government issued photo
identification with signature (e.g., driver's license, passport,
military ID). Candidates will not be allowed to take the
examination without valid identification.
Updating Information: Candidates are responsible for maintaining
accurate contact information. Failure to keep your records current
may jeopardize opportunities for promotion. For information on how
to update your information, click on Update Your Profile or
Eligible List Information .
Private School Service: HRD does not recommend or endorse any
private school, service, or publisher offering preparation and/or
publications for examinations and is not responsible for their
Refunds: Unless cancelled by HRD, there will be no refund of the
examination processing fee. Supplemental information Women,
minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged
For more information or inquiries about this and other civil
service examinations, visit www.mass.gov/civilservice
or email the Civil Service Unit at civilservice @mass.gov
The Civil Service Unit's office hours are Monday through Friday,
8:45am – 5: 00pm , except holidays. Inquiries may also be made
to the Civil Service Unit during these hours at the following
Boston area: (617) 878-9895 or (617) 878-9700
Toll-Free Within Massachusetts: 1-800-392-6178
TTY Number: (617) 878-9762