Civil Service Update for Entry-Level FF

The Entry Level Firefighter Announcement opened on 7/1/22 and closed at 4:00 PM on 8/31/22.

Eligible lists resulting from the 2018 written examination were issued on March 22nd, 2019. If you passed the written portion of the examination, your name will appear on the list(s) for which you qualify based upon your veteran status, rank (written test score), volunteer points, and residency. This list is now in its fourth and final year and will reach its statutory maximum on March 28, 2023. If your rank is high enough on a list, AND Fire Fighter vacancies exist in your eligible residency jurisdiction(s), your name may be certified to that jurisdiction’s Appointing Authority (AA) for further consideration. 

Candidates certified from any 2019 eligible list are required to take and pass the Physical Performance Test (PPT) at the time of certification to be considered for appointment. Therefore, you should go to the New Jersey Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) website to review the Physical Fitness Manual and begin preparing for the possibility that you will be scheduled to take the PPT. A link to the video overview of the PPT is available here: If your name is certified by an AA, a Certification Notice (CN) will be sent to the mailing address you listed on your application. Therefore, you MUST notify the CSC directly if your mailing address changes from the one you entered on your application. If you receive a CN in the mail, you will be given five business days from the notice date to respond in writing to the AA that you are interested, or not interested, in the job. If you do not respond within this timeframe, your name will be removed from the certification and you will no longer be considered for appointment. After you respond to a CN that you are interested, you will receive an email from [email protected] that will have the Fire Fighter PPT Medical Clearance Form attached. You will be scheduled to take the PPT via the email address that you used to apply for the written examination. Once you are scheduled to take the PPT, you must report on your scheduled test date and time, with all required materials. Otherwise you will be removed from ALL Fire Fighter eligible lists. Please check your spam folder and/or add the email address [email protected] to your safe-sender list. All list certifications issued on, or after, April 4, 2022 will once again be subject to the New Jersey PPT. The PPT will continue to operate if there is a need to hire and test firefighter candidates on the PPT. The September 2022 PPT will be held at the Somerset Armory on 9/20/22 & 9/21/22. The firefighter written exam is projected for late fall/early winter. The first PPT dates after the new firefighter lists issue in 2023 are projected for mid-May 2023.

New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association