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Fire Officer exam application opens

December 28 ,2012 12:20 AM

THE CIVIL Service Commission (CSC) is now accepting applications for the March 10, 2013 Fire Officer Examination (FOE).

In region 6, the said examination will be conducted in Iloilo City. Interested individuals can secure and file their applications at the CSC Regional Office No. 6, Oñate St., Mandurriao, Iloilo City or any of the CSC Field Offices not later than January 24, 2013. Application forms may also be downloaded at the CSC website

Applicants should meet the following admission requirements: (1) Must be a Filipino citizen; (2) Must be of good moral character; (3) Must be mentally and physically fit; (4) Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense involving moral turpitude, or of disgraceful or immoral conduct, or dishonesty, or examination irregularity, or drunkenness, or addiction to drugs; (5) Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in government; (6) Must not be less than 21 nor more than 30 years of age for private employees (applicants must be born between January 24, 1983 and January 24, 1992) and must not be less than 21 nor more than 45 years old for civilian employees of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), incumbent government employees, and those with previous government service (applicants must be born between January 24, 1968 and January 24, 1992); (7) Must have completed a baccalaureate degree; (8) Must weigh not more than five kilograms from the standard weight corresponding to height, age, and sex; (9) Must be at least 5’2” in height for female, and 5’4” for male.

A waiver for the height requirement will be automatically granted to applicants belonging to cultural communities, subject to submission of certification of membership to a cultural community issued by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP). Admission requirement nos. 6,7,8, and 9 shall also be waived for incumbent uniformed employees of the BFP.

Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal case may also take the examination and will be conferred the eligibility if they pass the same. However, if they are found guilty of grave offenses, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and per Sec. 52 (a) of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service.

Qualified applicants must also submit the following requirements: (1) Fully accomplished application form (CS Form No. 100, Revised November 2012); (2) Four copies of identical I.D. pictures (Philippine Passport Size or 1.8” x 1.4”, Colored with white background, Taken within three months prior to filing of application, Printed on good quality photo paper, Standard Close-up shot from shoulder-level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned approximately 1 inch below the chin, In bare face, Showing left and right ears, Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera, With neutral facial expression and both eyes open, and with full and hand-written name tag in the format First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name if any, and signature over printed name); (3) Original and photocopy of any valid ID containing the applicant’s clear picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency (such as Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, Philhealth ID, current office or school ID, Postal ID, BIR ID, Barangay ID, Voter’s ID, Valid Passport, or Police Clearance); and (4) Examination Fee of P700.

In case the valid ID does not contain the required information, the applicant should present another valid ID containing the particular missing information. IDs with lacking information particularly the date of birth, should be supported by the applicant’s Birth Certificate authenticated/ issued by the National Statistics Office or Local Civil Registrar.

The FOE will cover 25% of General Ability (Verbal, Analytical, Numerical) and 75% of the Specialized Area. Examinees should get a rating of at least 80 in order to pass the test.

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