Massachusetts Statewide Exam 2006
Below is information for the upcoming state of Massachusetts fire that will given June 10th, 2006
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MASSACHUSETTS HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION
OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 8012
Examination Date: June 10, 2006 Application Deadline: April 24, 2006*
Examination Fee $75
Apply on-line with Visa or Mastercard at: www.mass.gov/civilservice
*Please note: There will be an additional $25 dollar processing fee for applications received after this date. Applications will not be accepted after May 15, 2006.
DUTIES: Firefighters often perform risky and physically demanding duties under emergency conditions. Firefighters work under supervision, often as a member of a team, to respond to fire and other emergencies. Firefighter duties may include, for example: connecting, pulling and operating hose lines; operating a pump; positioning and climbing ladders; emergency rescue and lifesaving; ventilating smoke-filled areas; using and maintaining tools and equipment; training; and fire station activities. For a more detailed listing of duties, see the essential functions of a Massachusetts Firefighter.
SALARY: Each jurisdiction sets its own salary for Firefighter positions. Questions about salary should be directed to the appropriate city or town.
AGE REQUIREMENT: As of the printing of this notice, you must be at least age 19 as of May 15, 2006, to take the examination.
You must also be younger than age 32 as of May 15, 2006, to be appointed as a Firefighter in the following civil service municipalities: Acushnet, Arlington, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Canton, Chelmsford, Dracut, Easthampton, Easton, Hanover, Haverhill, Hingham, Hudson, Ipswich, Leominster, Malden, Mansfield, Marblehead, Methuen, Milford, Newton, North Andover, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwood, Stoneham, Ware, Watertown, Wellesley, Westfield, West Springfield, and Wilmington.
You must be younger than age 32 as of June 10, 2006, to be appointed as a Firefighter in the following civil service municipalities: Andover, Belmont, Boston, Bourne, Dedham, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Holbrook, Natick, Shrewsbury, Swampscott, Taunton, Westwood, Winchester, Worcester, and Wrentham. Check our website for the most current listing
There is no upper age limit for appointment in the following civil service municipalities: Abington, Agawam, Amesbury, Athol, Attleboro, Beverly, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Chicopee, Clinton, Cohasset, Danvers, Everett, Fairhaven, Fall River, Framingham, Franklin, Gardner, Gloucester, Greenfield, Holyoke, Hopedale, Hull, Lawrence, Lowell, Ludlow, Lynn, Marlborough, Marshfield, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, Needham, New Bedford, Newburyport, North Adams, North Reading, Peabody, Pittsfield, Plainville, Plymouth, Quincy, Randolph, Reading, Revere, Rockland, Salem, Saugus, Scituate, Somerville, Springfield, Stoughton, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Waltham, Weymouth, Whitman, Winthrop, and Woburn. In these communities, as current law requires, candidates will have to meet physical fitness and medical standards and once hired, will be tested regularly during their employment to be sure that they meet certain medical and physical fitness standards. Copies of the medical standards are available for review at the Human Resources Division (HRD) website, under the Medical and Physical Standards section. Any questions about status changes should be directed to the communities in question.
Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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