Mass. FF Candidate: Exam Is Pricey

BOSTON -- A Boston firefighter candidate is speaking out about about the high fees charged to take the state's civil service exam when so few towns are hiring. Jason Murray wants to be a Boston firefighter. He said he paid a hefty fee to take the...


BOSTON --

A Boston firefighter candidate is speaking out about about the high fees charged to take the state's civil service exam when so few towns are hiring.

Jason Murray wants to be a Boston firefighter.

He said he paid a hefty fee to take the firefighter test last year and got a near-perfect score, but didn't get a job.

So, he has to take the test again, to the tune of another $200.

The state responded by saying that taking the civil service exam is not a guarantee of employment, and if an applicant took the test and was not hired, they must retake the test if they would like to continue to be considered.

Murray believes the fee should be waived for subsequent tests.

 

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