CSC administers eligibility exams for career service in 2014

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces the calendar of written examinations for 2014.

The Career Service Examination – Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Subprofessional levels are scheduled on April 6 and Oct. 26.

Filipino citizens who are at least 18 years old, regardless of educational attainment may take the CSE-PPT.

CSC allows an individual to retake the same level of exam regardless of the number of times he or she failed. However, the same level of examination should not be retaken within three months. This three-month rule does not apply to applicants who wish to take a different level of exam from the one previously taken.

Applications for the CSE-PPT may be filed at any CSC Regional or Field Office until Feb. 20, 2014.

Fire and Penology Officer exams

The Fire Officer Examination (FOE) and the Penology Officer Examination (POE) will be conducted simultaneously on March 2.

Applicants for the FOE and POE 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. Those with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examinations without prejudice to forfeiture of the eligibility should they pass the exam but would later be convicted as a result of their pending cases.

Additional qualifications for the Penology Officer Examination are as follows: must be bachelor’s degree holders; 21 to 30 years old; at least 5’4” (1.62 m) in height for males and 5’2” (1.57 m) for females. However, these requirements shall not apply to incumbent Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) employees whose names are included in a list submitted to the CSC.

Height and age requirements are waived for incumbent employees of the Bureau of Corrections and all Provincial and Subprovincial Jails. Said personnel, though, must submit a Certification of Employment from their authorized agency official.

Also exempted from the age and height limits are former penology and correctional service agency employees on the condition that their applications are endorsed by the BJMP.

For applicants belonging to cultural communities, the CSC said the height requirement shall not apply as supported by related certification issued by the National Commission on Indigenous People or the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

Applications for the FOE and POE may be filed at the CSC Regional Offices in San Fernando City (La Union), Legaspi City, Iloilo City, Cebu City, Zamboanga City, Davao City, and Butuan City. In addition, applicants of the POE may file their applications at the CSC Regional Offices in Tuguegarao City, City of San Fernando (Pampanga), Cagayan de Oro City, and Baguio City.

Incumbent and former employees of penology and correctional service agencies may also file their applications at the BJMP Regional Office nearest them.

Deadline of application for the Fire Officer and Penology Officer Examinations is on January 24, 2014.

Eligibilities resulting from the Fire Officer and Penology Officer Examinations shall be considered appropriate for first and second level ranks, and corresponding functionally related ranks in the fire protection service and jail management and penology service, respectively. This eligibility does not cover ranks under the Philippine National Police.

Foreign Service Officer exams

Another eligibility exam, the Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) will be conducted on Aug. 10.

The CSE-FSO is both an eligibility exam for government service and a qualifying test for the five-part Foreign Service Officer Examination administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Civil Service Commission conducts the career service examinations for all positions in government, as well as special exams for specific job functions in different departments or agencies in government.

Application forms for the different examinations are available at any CSC Regional or Field Office. Forms and list of other documentary requirements may also be downloaded from the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph. Examination fees are PHP500 for the CSE-PPT and CSE-FSO, and PHP700 for the FOE and POE.

For more information on the civil service exams, contact the CSC Examination, Recruitment, and Placement Office at telephone numbers (02) 931-7935, (02) 931-7939, (02) 931-4138, or email erpo@webmail.csc.gov.ph. (PNA)

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