Testing & Employment

The information and dates provided on these pages are offered as a service to persons interested in applying for examinations. While the Office of State Examiner attempts to provide the most up-to-date information, application deadlines may change as the result of civil service board action without the knowledge of this office. Therefore, the accuracy of this information may be verified only by contacting the civil service board representative where you wish to apply to take the examination. 

For more information about the following entry-level exams, please click here.

  • Firefighter
  • Police Officer
  • Jailer
  • Fire Communications Officer
  • Police Communications Officer
  • Departmental Records Clerk
  • Secretary to the Chief

For more information about ADA accommodations and what required documents you need to submit, please visit our ADA Testing Accommodations page

*** Please Note***

Test applicants will not be permitted to enter the examining room with a personal electronic or telecommunication device.  OSE personnel are not allowed to store an applicant’s device during the examination process. Prohibited devices include, but are not limited to:

  • cellular telephones
  • smart watches, pagers
  • body cameras
  • radios
  • iPads/Kindles or any like device
  • any other device capable of storing, sending, or receiving data.

In the event that an examining official discovers any applicant to have any of the previously mentioned devices in his/her possession during the examination process, the applicant will be immediately disqualified from the examination and asked to leave the exam site.

Male Police Officer Female Firefighter

Competitive Applicants

Testing information for entry level Firefighters, Fire Communications Officers, Police Officers, and Police Communications Officers, and other competitive classes in the Fire and Police Services.

Promotional Applicants

Testing information for promotional level positions such as Fire Captain, Police Sergeant, and other promotional classes in the Fire and Police Services.

Male Firefighter Female Police Officer