The filing of applications for the Fire Officer and Penology Officer examinations has been extended to October 27, 2008, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced. The filing period, which supposedly should run until October 22 only, is extended in the light of requests from parties concerned.
The Fire Officer Examination (FOE) and the Penology Officer Examination (POE) will be simultaneously conducted on November 9, 2008.
Qualified to take the FOE are incumbent personnel only of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) who have not yet acquired any second level eligibility. The POE, on the other hand, is open to incumbent personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) who have not yet acquired any second level eligibility, as well as to non-BJMP personnel who are interested to join the jail and penology service.
Applicants for both examinations must be Filipino citizens; physically and mentally fit; of good moral character; have not been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude; and have not been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government. In addition, applicants who are non-BJMP personnel should be Bachelor’s degree holders, not more than 30 years old, at least 5′4″ in height for male and 5′2″ for female, and have not yet been granted any second level eligibility or its equivalent.
Application requirements are: Properly accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100-F, Revised 2008); four pieces of latest and identical 1.5″ x 2″ I.D. pictures with full name tag; and original and photocopy of two valid I.D. cards. Examination fee is P350. Application forms may be secured from the BFP, BJMP, any CSC Regional or Field Office, or from the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph.
Applications may be correspondingly filed at the BFP and BJMP head offices or at any of their respective regional offices. The CSC Regional Offices concerned shall accept applications only of non-BJMP personnel. The CSC Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City is not accepting applications for both examinations.